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,…

Volunteers Planting Riparian Buffer

Along Hawksbill Greenway in Luray, Virginia “The Luray-Hawksbill Greenway combines a lush habitat for birds, butterflies, trout, and other wildlife along with urban amenities. … The young trees and rough grass located here are part of our Riparian Buffer. This planting of a sixteen-acre plot along the Hawksbill Creek was done with a grant awarded…

Marl Creek Trail Tree Planting

Andrea Dono and Tom Engle plant a seedling along Marl Creek on March 5th. Photo by Sandy Greene. On Saturday, March 5th, Master Naturalists met retired USFS Forester Charlie Huppuch at McCormick Farm in Raphine to plant bare root tree seedlings along the Marl Creek trail. Several master naturalists were joined by former Headwaters Chapter…