Training Class Back in Action


“Nature in a Nutshell,”  October 13, 2015, for the Bridgewater Retirement Community

On Thursday, September 3 the 2015 cohort of Headwaters Master Naturalists started their second term. Happy greetings all around, many stories of summer’s adventures and travels soon gave way to the business at hand: more training and a fall skills project. We were sad that two of our classmates had to step back, temporarily we hope, from the training, but the remaining ten of us are moving forward!

At the DOF plant nursey on Sept 12.

At the VDOF plant nursery in Crimora on Sept 12.

Field trips to the Augusta Forestry Center were informative. Unfortunately, the weather, so far, hasn’t cooperated for the Afton Hawk Watch trip. Hopefully in October. So far we have had guest speakers covering forest management, aquatic and terrestrial entomology, and interpretive presentation skills.

On Tuesday, October 13 the class will be hosting an afternoon of information and fun at Bridgewater Retirement Community: “Nature in a Nutshell: Exploring Our Own Backyard.” We will have stations dealing with fall colors, birds, native plants and flood plain issues. We are hoping many residents join us, as we share some of our knowledge and express our appreciation to the community.

– by Elaine Smith, 2015 Training Class