Take a Walk Down HMN Memory Lane

Photo: from https://www.idiomsandslang.com/a-trip-down-memory-lane/   Historian/Parliamentarian Stephanie Gardner would like to remind everyone that the HMN photo albums are growing. The newly expanded virtual photo albums can be found on Headwaters’ password-protected Virginia Master Naturalists Volunteer Management System. The Photo Albums link is the last link on the left side of the page. Photographs in the…

Same Great Department–New Name!

  Starting July 1, 2020, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is now the Department of Wildlife Resources or Virginia DWR. Why the name change? In general, it is to reflect more accurately the wide range of their activities and responsibilities. Check out the Virginia DWR website for a complete explanation and other great…

Taking a Birthday Hike Up “Cliff Trail”

Photo: by Dave Forrer Fringed Polygala (Polygala paucifolia), Cliff Trail Hone Quarry It’s always fun to discover a new trail. For my birthday hike (May 12), Patsy and I walked up “Cliff Trail” across from the Hone Quarry picnic area. There’s a beautiful outcrop/overlook only about 30 minutes up the trail.  And beyond that, there were lots…

The Wild Sourdough Project

Photo: by fieldandforestfriends.com Wild yeast sourdough bread with starter Rob Dunn Lab Group, formerly known as Your Wild Life, citizen science projects are appealing for volunteers who like to dabble in the science of the small! Overseen by Dr. Holly Menninger, Director of Public Science and Dr. Rob Dunn’s Public Science Lab in the Applied Ecology…