Owl Prowl | March 5, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Richmond Audubon Society is leading another owl prowl in the James River Park. After a short introduction into the lives of these nocturnal birds, the participants will follow the guide into the Wetlands in hopes of hearing and possibly attracting the presence of the park's resident owls. Participants (of all ages) should dress appropriately and bring a flashlight. Wetlands, 3399 Landria Dr. Free. For more information, contact Ellison Orcutt at [email protected].
"Frogs and their Importance" | March 11, 7:00 p.m.
Sierra Club's Falls of the James Groups hosts Richmond chef Brian Munford for a presentation about these important amphibians. As a volunteer citizen scientist for the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, he studies and evaluates frog populations. He will also bring a frog specialist from the Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to handle more technical questions. Jepson Alumni Center, U of R Campus, 49 Crenshaw Way. http://virginia.sierraclub.org/foj/index.html#.VPckKSjqCS0CBF Potluck Supper | March 12, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is continuing its monthly suppers for like-minded folks to discuss water quality issues. A potluck dinner with an award for the best dish of the night, the gathering always features a speaker discussing Bay-related topics. This month, CBF's Robert Jennings will speak about Native Plants and Bayscaping. REI Short Pump Community Room, 2020 Old Brick Rd, Glen Allen. E-mail RSVP to: [email protected].
Flight of the Butterflies | through March 13
The Science Museum of Virginia presents the 2012 Canadian documentary film about zoologist Fred Urquhart's scientific investigation of monarch butterflies, a film directed and co-written by Mike Slee starring Megan Follows, Gordon Pinsent and Shaun Benson. Mondays-Sundays, 12-12:45 p.m., $9. 2500 W. Broad St. www.smv.org.
4th Annual James River Run | March 15
Spring will almost be here for the 4th annual James River Run at the Reedy Creek Meadow in the JRPS. The course will wind through single track trails next to the James before taking runners over to Belle Isle and eventually back to the meadow via the Buttermilk Trail. New this year is a longer 10k version of the race that will take runners into Forest Hill Park before finishing back at the meadow. Online registration is $25 for both the 5k and 10k races. In-person registration will also be available the day of the event for $30. All proceeds from this event will go to the JRPS in honor of Greg Hawkins. More information at www.jamesriverrun.org.
22nd Earth Day Richmond Festival | April 18, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars for central Virginia's longest-running Earth Day celebration. An interactive hands-on children's area, local food and drink, and live music performances are some of the attractions for this event at the Great Shiplock Park, 2701 Dock St.