Art Show to Honor Reston’s Official Bird

Art Show to Honor Reston’s Official Bird

Friends of Reston is hosting a Children’s Art Show at the Walker Nature Center in celebration of the new Official Bird of Reston, the Pileated Woodpecker. Deadline for art is Saturday, Jan. 31 by 1 p.m. All submitted art will be displayed inside the Walker Nature Center’s Nature House from Sunday, Feb. 1 until Saturday, Feb. 7, and posted on its Facebook page.

Children of all ages are welcome to submit drawings and paintings in pencil, crayon, watercolor, or other media. Art submissions can be mailed to Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, 20191, or delivered during the open hours of Monday and Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 703-476-9689, or email

The Pileated Woodpecker was voted as the Official Bird of Reston in an election held by Friends of Reston in honor of Reston’s 50th anniversary in 2014. For inspiration, more information, and images of the Pileated Woodpecker, see the latest issue of “Branching Out,” published by Walker Nature Center, available in print and online at