Warblers and Wildflowers

Spend Time with Mother Nature on Shenandoah Mountain Friends of Shenandoah Mountain and Headwaters Master Naturalists are joining forces to encourage members of the public to discover the springtime treasures found on Shenandoah Mountain. Over past years, we’ve hosted Wildflower Walks on Shenandoah Mountain. This year, it will look a little different. On Saturday, May…

Spotted Lanternfly Project Needs Volunteers

Spotted Lantern Fly pushes South in Virginia The Spotted Lantern Fly (SLF) is the latest in a long list of non-native insects that are making their way through Virginia. Introduced into Eastern Pennsylvania from Asia, the Spotted Lantern Fly has moved easily into western PA and south into Maryland and Virginia.  Most recently, small populations have…

Tree Planting at McCormick Farm

  Planting trees and maintaining the Marl Creek Trail at McCormick Farm (Shenandoah Valley Agriculture Research and Extension Center) in Raphine, has been an annual project since our chapter began. Working with Retired USFS Forester (and the trail’s designer) Charlie Huppuch, we are restoring many native trees, shrubs, and perennial species to the riparian buffer trail.…

CoCoRaHS: Volunteers Tracking the Weather

On Saturday, February 20, several HMNers were treated to a Zoom introduction to the CoCoRaHS organization by the Augusta/Rockingham coordinator, Tommy Le Beau. Despite a slight snag at the beginning (this was Elaine’s first time as Zoom host) it was an enjoyable presentation. Karen Milne, Peggy Plass, and John Bauman Zoomed in. Jean Stephens had internet…