Late August/early September is the time for the annual nighthawk migration over central Virginia, which can often be seen from the Ivy Creek Natural Area. In past years, we've been able to hold a gathering, hosted by Dave Hogg of the Monticello Bird Club, to watch for these birds. The gathering would start in the ICNA parking area and migrate to the north field and would happen in the dusk-dark time of day. We are sorry not to be holding this gathering this year but urge those who would like to learn a little more about these amazing birds to listen to the September Walking With Bess audio tour. Bess Murray gives a lovely introduction to nighthawks as well as monarch migration, hawk migration and other late summer happenings.