Join our friends at Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Walk for Wildlife this October.
During this month-long event, see how many wildlife places you can visit and how many wildlife species you can count. It's a fun way to get outside, and you can help support LWC's programs that benefit wildlife and healthy habitats.
How to get involved:
Your team can be just you, or you and your friends, your family, co-workers or a youth group. Everyone is welcome—from budding naturalists to seasoned experts. All that’s required is an interest in wildlife!
When? October 1 – 31. You can pick any or all days during the month of October with your team.
Where? Everywhere! Your friends and family from around the world can join in the fun of this event.
How? Record your locations visited, miles traversed, species observed. For recording locations visited and miles traversed, use LWC's Google Form. (The form will open on October 1 and close on October 31.) Once Walk for Wildlife begins on October 1, you can check out the leaderboard for locations visited and miles traversed.
For species observations, use the free iNaturalist app:
What? Everything! You can count any plants, trees, mushrooms and fungi, insects, birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, and reptiles. If it’s alive and it’s not a human or domestic animal, count it.
Your $50 registration fee includes:
Everyone wins in this event because we’re getting out in nature, seeing and learning about new things, and helping to provide critical citizen science data for the study of our wildlife systems.
Prizes. Special recognition will be made for the top three teams and individuals reporting:
Register and Support Teams Now
Visit the Registration Page to form or join a team, or visit the Supporters Page to make a donation. To form or support a Youth Team visit the Youth Team Page. Anyone donating $100 or more will be acknowledged on our Thank You page.
Round Hill Outdoors: Join us in bringing together local friends and family to unplug and get outside. Let’s discover our amazing backyards — from national treasures like the Appalachian Trail to new local and regional parks.