Once again, Walden Cluster enjoyed a fun Halloween! Thanks to all who participated, including Jacinta, who organized this event, the Fairfax County Fire Department, who visited the neighborhood and led the Halloween parade, and everyone who decorated the playground or provided goodies. Photos are courtesy of Kathryn.
A red fox has been seen in Walden Cluster over the past month or so, and during the recent snow, it was photographed near the cluster dock. Here are some of the pictures taken. You can click on either of the pictures to get a better view.
Typically, red foxes range from 12 to 18 pounds. They primarily feed on small rodents (8 pounds or less), but they will also eat plants. They’re most active at dusk and dawn. (The pictures above were taken in early morning.) If you have any concerns about a fox being in the neighborhood, there is an informative article about foxes published by The Humane Society in the link below.
Humane Society Article: What To Do About Foxes
Here are a couple of pictures from the Walden Cluster annual meeting, and a reminder of what a beautiful place we have to live.
Thanks to Kathryn for taking these pictures!
The Environmental Protection Agency has released this video on Reston lakes. Much of the footage is of Lake Thoreau. Also, the landscaper interviewed has also been the Walden Cluster landscaper for many years.
All Walden Cluster residents, including Mo the cat, get to enjoy Lake Thoreau!
Our neighbor, Bob Riedel (2030 SNW) is President of the ARCH Association and asked that we let Swans Neck Way Residents know that tonight, Thursday,Jan. 26, from 7-9pm there will be an information update regarding the Metro. This meeting is sponsored by the Reston Museum and will be held at the LAKE ANNE, RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER IN THE ROSE GALLERY (this is not the Reston Community Center in Hunters Woods). The scheduled presenters are: Patty Nicoson, President of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association; an d Maggie Parker, Communications Director of Comstock Partners (builders of the Reston Station parking garage and surrounding office and residential development) They will also update us on plans and timetables for residential and commercial development around the new Reston Station.
Admission is Free.
This is just for fun. The link below is a YouTube video taken from a remote-controlled airplane that took off and landed at South Lakes Shopping Center. It flies over both Lake Thoreau and Lake Audubon. The townhomes in Walden Cluster can be first seen at around the 1:30 mark of the video, as well as later in the video. For best viewing, click the bottom right corner to get a full screen display.
Welcome to the Walden Cluster web page!
First of all, I want to be clear that this is an experimental page. As of this point, the page has not been approved by the Walden Cluster Board of Directors. In fact, they have not even seen it yet! I am a neighborhood resident who suggested that the cluster develop a web page, and in turn, I was thanked for volunteering! 🙂
If you have stumbled upon this page, I should explain what Walden Cluster is. We are a neighborhood in Reston, Virginia, in the United States. The neighborhood consists of 52 townhomes on Swans Neck Way, and we all enjoy use of beautiful Lake Thoreau from a large community dock.
The intent of this site is to serve as a repository of information useful for all Walden Cluster residents. This will include static links and references, as well as posts to discuss neighborhood news, including upcoming events, board decisions, helpful hints, and so on.
I hope you enjoy the page, and please feel free to provide comments on how this can be improved.