Vernal Pool Monitoring

Last spring on the annual wildflower walk, I encountered a beautiful vernal pool at Reddish Knob, complete with gorgeous masses of eggs belonging to ….someone.  No idea what species had left those eggs.  This April, Headwaters is kicking off a new project for vernal pool monitoring with a day-long seminar which will empower participants to…

Annual Membership Meeting 2019

Our growing Chapter was successful in gathering a healthy cross section of our membership on Saturday, January 26 for socializing, eating, meeting, voting, learning, and more. Many thanks to the Blue Ridge Community College for providing perfect, spacious and well-equipped meeting rooms for us on their campus in Weyers Cave. We also owe a debt…

Wild Foods 4 Wildlife by Kate

The Headwaters Chapter’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 26 featured HMN Kate Guenther, Cohort I, presenting about her work to connect wildlife in rehabilitation with their natural-state “wild” foods through her website Wildfoods4Wildlife.com. Note from Kate:  Thank you all for allowing me to share my passion for animals and plants with you at the annual…

Congratulations to Cohort VI!

HMN Cohort VI has officially graduated! The ceremony, graciously hosted by class members Pam and Lincoln Gray at their home, took place on Thursday evening, November 29. Present were the members of Cohort VI, the Training Committee, our Bridgewater College liaison Dr. Kim Bolyard, and the Board of Directors, along with family members and guests. The festivities began…

VoiCeS

Robert Jennings of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation recently coordinated a six session training for local volunteers taught by various experts in water quality— a thorough introduction to understanding impacts and water management strategies for our local streams and rivers which feed the Chesapeake Bay. These VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards) classes have been held throughout…

Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding at Highland Retreat

On Saturday, November 10th members of the HMN chapter participated in the Saw-whet Owl banding at Highland Retreat in western Rockingham county. Saw-whet Owls are migrating through our area this time of the year from their northern nesting grounds. Dr. Clair Mellinger, assisted by Charles Ziegenfus and HMN trainee Ben Spory, collected the birds and…