Register Now for FREE Family Fishing Clinic!
Saturday, October 6 | 8:30 am - 1:00 pm | Munden Point Park
Go fish! Spend a morning at Munden Point Park
learning to fish with your kids (ages 5-14) at our free Family Fishing Clinic
. Don't miss the chance to team up with experienced fishermen for guided instruction on beginning fishing skills. You'll learn about tackle, bait, knot tying and casting. We'll even help you reel in your catch! This program is always a hit with parents and kids alike.
Advance registration is required. Register under the parent or guardian name at any Virginia Beach Recreation Center
or online via EZreg
. Space is limited to the first 150 participants. A parent or guardian must be present for every 4 children.
Fishing poles, tackle and bait are provided, if needed. This event will be held rain or shine. A hot dog lunch is included.
Join Us for the Pleasure House Point Ribbon Cutting!
Friday, October 12 | 11 am | Pleasure House Point Natural Area, 3957 Marlin Bay Drive
Join us for the official Pleasure House Point
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, October 12 at 11 am. This high-profile property was once being considered for a large waterfront development, but with the help of The Trust for Public Land
, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
and the surrounding community, the City has preserved one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the Lynnhaven River for generations to come.
On Saturday, October 13, community environmental organization, Lynnhaven River NOW
is hosting the Pleasure House Point Celebratory Grand Opening as part of their 2nd Annual Fall Festival. From 11 am to 4 pm, enjoy family-friendly activities at the Fall Festival including kayak tours of Pleasure House Creek, guided nature walks, eco-friendly craft vendors, educational booths, live music and locally-sourced foods. Shop the onsite Farmer's Market and Seafood Market as well.
Ready for Some Wildlife Viewing?
Save the date for the Virginia Beach Winter Wildlife Festival on January 25-27, 2013! Registration will begin November 15 and details will be available in the coming weeks on our website at VBgov.com/winterwildlife
We know waiting is tough, so in the meantime, you might want to check out the 20th Annual Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival
from October 5-7. Based in Cape Charles, Virginia, this festival is an opportunity to experience the wonders of wildlife with guided tours, boat trips, nature hikes and much more. Catch sightings of species you've never seen before. As one of the most important migration stop-overs on the East Coast, millions of songbirds and butterflies and thousands of raptors will converge here on their long journey south.
Meteor Showers Light Up the Night
Did you miss the big meteor shower in August? Don't worry; you have the opportunity to see something similar next month. The next meteor shower is the Orionids, on the night of October 20, when the moon is first quarter.
Meteor showers are an increase in the number of meteors or "shooting stars" that streak across the night sky. Meteor showers get their name from the constellation that best coincides with that region of the sky, a spot known as the radiant. The August meteor shower appeared to fall from a point in the constellation Perseus, so it was known as the Perseid meteor shower. The October one will come from the constellation Orion.
It's best to view these night sky shows in a remote area, away from all the city lights. Orion does not rise until about 11 pm in late October, and being north of the equator, you'll need to look towards the southeast to find them.