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…

A Fine Forest Walk for Fungi

On a very fine September Sunday morning, about 12 members of the Headwaters Chapter of Master Naturalists enjoyed quite the treat on the Mushroom and Lichen Hike with credentialed mycologists Jack Wilson, Chris Vacher, Vicki Vacher, and Mark Jones. Within the state of Virginia, just 10 people have passed the difficult examinations that give them…

Black Bear Composting Tour 2021

On Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, members of the Headwaters Master Naturalists chapter visited Black Bear Composting facility in Crimora. Eric Walter, the owner, showed us around the property and walked us through the composting process. They obtain the compostable waste from residential houses, businesses, and even institutions such as the local Bridgewater College. Once brought…

Upcoming Field Trip to Black Bear Composting

For those of you who have been hesitant to get back into the social swing of things, now that many pandemic restrictions have been eased, come meet your favorite aerobic bacteria at Black Bear Composting at 4:00PM on Thursday, September 23. This will be our first tour to the Black Bear site in Crimora since…