Heat Mapping

Bridgewater College student Trevor Brooks is looking for volunteers to help collect data for a heat mapping project named Heat Watch. “We aim to collect highly detailed near surface air temperature data of different areas around Harrisonburg and Bridgewater. The data collected will relate land use and topography to temperatures, and the projects’ results should…

A Little Help for the Bats

On Thursday, June 17th 2021, members of the Headwaters Master Naturalists chapter volunteered at The Save Lucy Campaign facility in Mount Solon. The Save Lucy Campaign is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of white-nose syndrome in bats and rehabbing injured bats along with education to the public regarding all things bats. The volunteers…

The Arboretum: June Field Trip for Cohort Zoom

Basic Training field trips have continued in June, many thanks to HMN Training Committee Chair Peggy. On the beautiful, cool, crispy, evening of June 15, Dave Forrer and Jan Mahon, Arboretum Director, took us (Peggy and six of the trainees) on a tour of James Madison University’s Edith J Carrier Arboretum. Jan first told us…

Warblers & Wildflowers Wrap-up!

Warblers & Wildflowers organizer Sandy Greene gives us the numbers, collaborations and take-aways from our May 2021 event celebrating spring on Shenandoah Mountain: N&Ns (Names and Numbers) Temperatures were only in the 50s on May 8th for our Mother’s Day Weekend Warblers and Wildflowers Event – a down (for the birds) or down-coat (for the…