Virginia Working Landscapes

Eastern Meadowlark photographed during a VWL grassland bird survey at Crusher Run Farm in Rockingham County. Photo by Zack Perdue. Thanks to Zack Perdue, Cohort VII, who joined the Virginia Working Landscapes project this year, for sharing this report with us! Virginia Working Landscapes or VWL is a program sponsored by the Smithsonian since 2010 to…

Fantastic Finds from My Corner

by Elizabeth Pass, Cohort VIfor the June 2022 issue of Headwaters Highlights Although this month’s Fantastic Find isn’t specifically focused on Virginia, so much of its content directly apply and simply fascinates me that I want to share it with you. I hope you are also interested in this find! Studio d-o-t-s is a “nomadic…

Quarry Gardens Tour

Our group at Quarry Gardens on April 16, 2022. Photo by Steven David Johnson. A recent continuing education opportunity provided a chance for Headwaters Master Naturalists to combine birding, geology, botany, history and getting together in person. The Quarry Gardens are located in Schuyler, Virginia. In 1991, Bernice and Armand Thiebolt were able to purchase…

SNP Peregrine Falcon Population Restoration Program

CE Opportunity for HMNs! On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 10am, Shenandoah National Park biologist Rolf Gubler will host a field visit to the park’s peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) restoration site at Franklin Cliffs Overlook (milepost 49). It will last about an hour. There will be an extra spotting scope set up, but if anyone…

Meet our Board: Peggy Plass

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