Grand Caverns: “Cohort Zoom” Field Trip

Grand Caverns, the oldest show cave, discovered in 1804 by Bernard Weyer, was the site of another field trip for “Cohort Zoom.“ On Thursday, June 24, eight members of Cohort VII (aka “Cohort Zoom” due to completing all our classroom work through Zoom), plus our instructor Peggy, were led on a personalized tour by guide…

Meet our board: Mary Gatling-Finks

This is the second installment in a series to learn more about who’s doing the work behind the scenes to keep our Chapter running along. Stephanie Gardner, HMN Board Historian and Parliamentarian, is conducting a series of online interviews with the members of our 2021 Board of Directors. Here we are featuring Mary Gatling-Finks, Vice…

Pollinator Help

There is a new pollinator garden in town, and it is starting to bloom! Four Headwaters Master Naturalists are members of the small team at Trinity Presbyterian Church who installed the garden, located on the church campus at 725 South High Street, Harrisonburg. The new pollinator garden is located near the church playground. It is…

Volunteering at the Edith J Carrier Arboretum

HMN Project Spotlight by Dave Forrer on his work at the Edith J Carrier Arboretum at JMU I was asked to write an article about my experience volunteering at the arboretum…and I’m pleased to do whatever I can to support this wonderful natural gem we have within the sprawl of eastern Harrisonburg.  Although I had…