Meet Our New Transfer, Chelsea Trice!

Photo: from our new transfer Chelsea Trice   Interview by Stephanie Gardner How long have you been involved in the Virginia Master Naturalists program?  Since spring 2015! What were some of your favorite past volunteer and leadership projects with VMN? Favorite volunteer project: volunteering at Camp Albemarle under the watchful eye of Lauriston DaMitz, TJSWCD,…

Betty Rosson Forrest May 6, 1935 – March 16, 2020

Photo: by Edith J. Carrier Arboretum   Beloved volunteer and supporter of the Arboretum Betty was remembered in last month’s newsletter, but the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum also wrote of her and her contributions to the Arboretum so I’d like you to see the lovely remembrance of her. Betty lived life to the fullest! She…

Welcome Jean!

As a means of introducing her to our Chapter, HMN Stephanie Gardner recently corresponded with our newest member, Jean Stephens, to see if she’d be willing to let us know a little about her. Jean transferred to the Headwaters Chapter from the Richmond area’s Riverine Chapter last January. She brings our “transferee cohort” up to…

Headwaters Welcomes Leslie

Leslie Ashman recently transferred to the Headwaters Chapter from the Banshee Reeks Chapter in northern Virginia. To help introduce her to Chapter members, HMN Stephanie Gardner corresponded with Leslie to find out a bit about her and her work with the Master Naturalists program: How long have you been involved in the Virginia Master Naturalists…

Soon to be Missing a Mentor

Our chapter draws strength from its members’ diverse talents and personalities, each deserving of their own spotlight! For this occasional post spotlighting one of our Headwaters Master Naturalists, we are featuring Dr. Eric Jones, ecologist, beloved chapter presenter and field trip leader. Sadly, he is making plans to move out-of-state. Stephanie Gardner interviewed Eric with these questions…

Newest Member Welcome!

The Rockbridge Master Naturalist chapter has decided to dissolve. Its existing active members are being encouraged to consider transferring to a neighboring chapter. One volunteer, Cyane Lowden, is joining the Headwaters Chapter! HMN Stephanie Gardner was recently in touch with Cyane to find out a little bit about her and help introduce her to our…

An HMN’s Botanical Artistry

The following is written by local historian, author and activist Nancy Sorrells as reprinted from the Virginia Native Plant Society’s Spring 2016 edition of their quarterly newsletter: Sempervirens. Check out the entire newsletter and consider joining the Virginia Native Plant Society! You’ll find lots of items of interest here to Virginia naturalists. Sempervirens editor Nancy…