Making Room for Wildlife in Surprising Places

The National Wildlife Federation is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, a growing suburb of Washington, D.C., and also the very first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the state of Virginia. I recently got a phone call from the folks at Reston Association— the municipal body that oversees the city’s maintenance of natural lands and offers services — about a surprise visitor: a red-shouldered hawk.

Watch and enjoy! Then, take the Community Wildlife Habitat message of making room for wildlife back to your own city, town or neighborhood leaders.

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Watch: Naturalist David Mizejewski’s visit to meet Reston Association’s surprise visitor. Credit: Reston Today.