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.