Processing Pollinators!

Left: A pollinator trap for collecting bees. Right: Washing the bees; one of the steps in processing them for identification. Photo by Peggy Plass (left) and Elizabeth Pass (right) One of the many benefits of working on projects through Virginia Working Landscapes is the excellent education and training opportunities which they also provide. Through the years, several…

2019 VMN Conference Registration Is Open!

Register Now To Secure Your Choices! Registration for the 2019 VMN Statewide Conference is open! August 18 – Early Registration Closes August 19 – Regular Registration Opens September 1 – Registration Closes Changes to your registration (including any refund requests), must be done on or before September 6 A few quick notes: For now, use…

Needed: Volunteers for 2 Great Festivals

Photo from https://harrisonburg-international-festival.org/ HMN Outreach Needs You . . . To Put a Friendly Face on Our Biodiverse and Accessible Parks and Forests We have two wonderful opportunities for HMN outreach, especially if you are conversational in Spanish or Russian. Even if you aren’t, volunteers to represent Headwaters and share information about and your enthusiasm for…

Design Competition!

Photo: VMN Recertification Pins, 2011-2019 Calling All Artists: Design Competition for VMN 2020 Recertification Pin The species for the pin will be an aquatic macroinvertebrate Who can enter: Any VMN volunteer (certified, member or trainee) What is the topic: submit artwork that could be the basis for the pin design: an aquatic macroinvertebrate Guidelines: 1. Species: You can choose…

Book Announcement: A Great New Field Guide from One of Our Own!

Photo: Johns Hopkins University Press Book Announcement: Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia Congratulations, Paul E. Bugas, Jr.!   In Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia, the foremost experts on Commonwealth fishes bring their decades of field experience to readers, offering a complete reference to the fishes of the entire state of Virginia. Gathering…

Trip Back in Time

June Weekend Retreat Review Precipitated by the chance meeting of our Headwaters Chapter’s president and the then president of the Southwestern Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists at a leadership workshop last fall, members of our Chapter recently enjoyed a full weekend of activities in a distant part of Virginia new to many of…

About VA Groundwater with Joel Maynard

Virtual Hydro-Geologic Tour of Rockingham and Augusta Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Groundwater Characterization Geologist Joel Maynard lent his expertise and enthusiasm to Headwaters Master Naturalists and guests in a program at the DEQ’s local office on Wednesday, June 26. The presentation was attended by ten master naturalists and eight guests. Before zeroing in on…