Lichen Hike

Another exciting outing jointly sponsored by Headwaters Master Naturalists and Friends of Shenandoah Mountain took place Sunday, November 5th near Braley Pond. Jack Wilson, local expert on mycology and all things fungi, led 13 hikers from both groups on a fascinating journey of discovery around his MoonDance Camp and the adjoining George Washington National Forest.…

Nature Journaling with Betty Gatewood

Keeping a journal of your observations, questions, and reflections will enrich your experiences and develop gratitude, reverence, and the skills of a naturalist. The goal of nature journaling is not to create a portfolio of pretty pictures but to develop a tool to help you see, wonder, and remember your experiences.  – John Muir Laws…

Guy deBrun on Leave No Trace

On Sunday, September 24, nine HMNs met at Sandy Greene’s log cabin for an informative program on Leave No Trace principles. Guy deBrun, Assistant Director for Adventure and TEAM (Team Empowerment with Adventure for Madison) Programs at James Madison University’s UREC (University Recreation Center) was our presenter. Leave No Trace is a set of principles…

VMN State Conference 2017 Review

Even though I am still just getting my legs under me for this program, being in the most recent HMN Cohort and not yet even having all of my volunteer hours, I am glad I took the opportunity to attend the Conference. We had the wonderful advantage of the Conference being so close in proximity…

Leave No Trace Presentation

The HMN Meet-up on Sunday afternoon, September 24 will feature a presentation on Leave No Trace. Sunday, September 24th 1:30 – 2:30PM Sandy Greene’s house Leave No Trace Ethics/Principles Guy deBrun Assistant Director for Adventure and TEAM Programs James Madison University Expect a good overview of the Leave No Trace Principles for us to promote…

Herp Hike

On the damp, dark and cloudy night of August 18, three carloads of Headwaters Master Naturalists and friends, including guests of the Camerons from Alaska, headed up Shenandoah Mountain to Reddish Knob with James Madison University’s Billy Flint to learn about terrestrial salamanders. We were especially looking for both Cow Knob and Shenandoah Mountain salamanders,…

Pollinator Habitat Training

Be a Habitat Partner© and share your passion for wildlife and wildlife habitat! Volunteer Training Offered by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries with assistance from the University of Virginia Department of Environmental Sciences Thursday, August 17, 2017 • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Massanetta Springs Conference Center and Lake Shenandoah This workshop brings…