HMN Annual Meeting 2023

Thanks to the organizational skills of our outgoing Vice President and Programs Committee Chair Mary Gatling-Finks, last Saturday, January 28, we celebrated our 2022 accomplishments with our first in-person annual meeting in three years. Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave graciously gave us use of their spacious meeting room in the Houff Student Center…

Meet our Board: Carl Droms

Here is a new installment in our ongoing series to learn more about who’s doing the work behind the scenes to keep our Chapter running along. Stephanie Gardner, Newsletter Team member, conducted this online interview with our newly (re-)elected Chapter Treasurer, Carl Droms. How long have you been a Virginia Master Naturalist?  Of which Headwaters…

Fantastic Finds from My Corner

by Elizabeth Pass, Cohort VIfor the February 2023 issue of Headwaters Highlights February is for love. Not only for romantic love but for all types of love. An important expression of love is to listen, which we do far too little of and is impeded by the barrage of created human noises that daily assaults us. …

Living with Black Bears in Virginia

We are working on initiating a new project for volunteers to work on to earn their volunteer hours. The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is seeking the help of Virginia Master Naturalists in spreading awareness and education on living with black bears to a broader audience in hopes to alleviate negative interactions and human-bear conflicts…