Are you having trouble deciding if that insect or plant is friend or foe? Thankfully there are several resources available to help you identify the biota in your area.
Virginia Cooperative Extension has an online service, Ask an Expert. Questions submitted are answered by Cooperative Extension, University staff, and volunteers.
Fairfax County Master Gardeners hold Plant Clinics in various locations throughout the Fairfax County from May through September. They help the public with gardening questions, plant and insect identification, and soil tests.
Download the free iNaturalist app to your mobile device, available for both Android and iPhone. You will have to create a free profile to begin. You will be able to take photos of plants and insects and get suggestions on what species they may be.
Tree Identification tools will help you find the species of tree which will help you find information on how to properly care for it.