Plant Chestnut Seeds at the Augusta Forestry Center

HMN Volunteer Opportunity! Help plant chestnut seeds in a greenhouse at the Augusta Forestry Center in Crimora, any of Thursday, February 3- Saturday, February 5. Tom Saielli of the American Chestnut Foundation sends an appeal for volunteers here: Hello Chestnut Enthusiasts (veterans and new folks alike)! If anyone is interested and available, we are sowing…

Christmas Bird Count 2021

Reports from Art Fovargue and Zack Perdue, both in Cohort VII, about their day of birding for the 2021 Christmas Bird Count. On Friday, December 17, the Rockingham Bird Club held its annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The Club’s count circle, one of nearly 2000 in the United States, has a 7.5 mile radius with…

Kestrel Nest Box Monitoring

We still have to get through winter, but it’s not too early to be thinking of spring projects! The Kestrel Nest Box Monitoring Project administered by Lance and Jill Morrow out of Timberville in Rockingham County will be needing more helping hands come spring. Ben Spory, Cohort VI, has been involved with this project for…