Scouts Build Bird Nesting Boxes

Thanks to HMN Elizabeth Pass, Cohort VI, for developing the connections that led to this project and letting us know about it! I read in the July newsletter about a volunteer opportunity for building bird boxes (kestrel and bluebird nest boxes) for Jill and Lance Morrow who coordinate the Kestrel Nest Box Monitoring project. I…

Wildlife Corridors in Virginia

  HMN CE Opportunity Monday, December 6 at 6:30 PM Arey Assembly Hall meeting room in the Bridgewater Town Hall201 Green St, Bridgewater Wildlife mammalogist Mike Pelton will discuss the importance of safe passage issues for wildlife in general, and specifically for large mammals in Virginia. Wildlife corridors are becoming critical as highways become death…

Fungi and Graduation Fun at Grand Caverns

Cohort VII was honored at a potluck-style picnic on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at a shelter in the park at Grand Caverns. Members of the Virginia Master Naturalists Headwaters Chapter demonstrated their culinary skills with an array of vegetarian and vegan soups, quiche, homemade breads, and delectable desserts. HMN Program Committee Chair Mary-Gatling Finks had…

Meet our Board: Andrea Dono

This is the fourth installment in a series to learn more about who’s doing the work behind the scenes to keep our Chapter running along. Stephanie Gardner, HMN Board Historian and Parliamentarian, is conducting a series of online interviews with the members of our 2021 Board of Directors. Here we are featuring Andrea Dono, Secretary…

Stream Studies at Starry Meadows

Sharon Landis, a recent HMN basic training graduate in Cohort VII (aka Cohort Zoom), shares here about the environmental education work that she and her husband and fellow Cohort VII member Jay Landis have been doing on their property in Rockingham County. Since moving to Virginia in 2016, Jay and I have been offering Stream…