Quarry Gardens Tour

Our group at Quarry Gardens on April 16, 2022. Photo by Steven David Johnson. A recent continuing education opportunity provided a chance for Headwaters Master Naturalists to combine birding, geology, botany, history and getting together in person. The Quarry Gardens are located in Schuyler, Virginia. In 1991, Bernice and Armand Thiebolt were able to purchase…

SNP Peregrine Falcon Population Restoration Program

CE Opportunity for HMNs! On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 10am, Shenandoah National Park biologist Rolf Gubler will host a field visit to the park’s peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) restoration site at Franklin Cliffs Overlook (milepost 49). It will last about an hour. There will be an extra spotting scope set up, but if anyone…

Safe Passage for Wildlife

On December 6th, bear expert Mike Pelton presented photos, maps and information to a group of about 12 Headwaters Master Naturalists about improving wildlife corridors across roads in Virginia. With the fragmenting of undeveloped lands, wildlife increasingly encounters roads and traffic as they move through the landscape. Mike’s 50-year career has focused on researching bears,…

Wildlife Corridors in Virginia

  HMN CE Opportunity Monday, December 6 at 6:30 PM Arey Assembly Hall meeting room in the Bridgewater Town Hall201 Green St, Bridgewater Wildlife mammalogist Mike Pelton will discuss the importance of safe passage issues for wildlife in general, and specifically for large mammals in Virginia. Wildlife corridors are becoming critical as highways become death…

Fungi and Graduation Fun at Grand Caverns

Cohort VII was honored at a potluck-style picnic on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at a shelter in the park at Grand Caverns. Members of the Virginia Master Naturalists Headwaters Chapter demonstrated their culinary skills with an array of vegetarian and vegan soups, quiche, homemade breads, and delectable desserts. HMN Program Committee Chair Mary-Gatling Finks had…