Trees for Harrisonburg

Recently, Headwaters Master Naturalists joined other volunteers to help the City of Harrisonburg plant over 50 trees. On Wednesday, October 24, Kathy McKenzie, Cohort V, planted trees around Thomas Harrison Middle School, and on Saturday, October 27, trees were planted along a small tributary at Heritage Forest and Gardens. A variety native species were planted,…

Become a Chesapeake Steward!

Aligning with many things Master Naturalists hold dear, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is offering its first ever class in the valley to become a steward of the Chesapeake Bay. VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards) classes will be held weekly for six evenings on Thursdays beginning on October 11 this fall in Verona. The course includes…

CWD Testing

Saturday, November 26 was a long and cold day for me hanging out beside a remote country store in Fort Valley, VA. Working from the back of a pick up, surrounded by bags of deer heads, self-conscious of the “Choose Vegan” sticker on my car window, I was way out of my element welcoming camo-clad…

Science Night Saturday

Bridgewater College Physics Professor (and vermiculture enthusiast) Deva O’Neill coordinated Science Night Saturday as a first annual public event “… for children ages four through 12 and their families to explore the world of science …” Held on Saturday, November 12 from 4-6PM at the College’s McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics, members of the…

Plant ID Workshop

Workshop Plant Identification and Introduction to the Flora of Virginia Harrisonburg, VA Hosted by the Shenandoah Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society Date: April 15-16. (Friday- Saturday) Time: 9:30am-1:30 pm. Two day class, same time both days Instructor: Marion Lobstein, Botanist and Professor Emeritus, Northern Virginia Community College (Contact information: mblobstein [at] earthlink.net, 703…

Christmas Bird Count 2015

For me, I am like a kid waiting for Christmas morning when it comes to the annual Christmas Bird Count. The anticipation with getting up early… 4ish or so to go owling, wondering what will we see, record number birds, record bird sightings, etc. … all of it is wrapped up in excitement!!! Although not…