Mushrooms and More at the Arboretum

On September 17, a beautiful Saturday afternoon, seven Headwaters Chapter members plus one guest were led on a mushroom hunt by our own Peggy Plass at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University. Fortunately, she did not cancel under threat of uncooperative weather, i.e., being too dry. First Peggy taught us three important…

Grand Caverns Geology Tour

A new Continuing Education opportunity for Headwaters Master Naturalists Thanks to HMN Stephanie Gardner for reporting on this! I’ve long felt fortunate to live near Grand Caverns in Grottoes, Virginia, the oldest continually operating show cave in the United States. Grand Caverns recently announced a special new geology tour. It was a privilege to be…

HMNs Present at Arboretum

The Brown Bag Lunch series at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University featured two programs in June presented by Headwaters Master Naturalists. The first, on June 22, was “What Humans Hear in Nature & Vice Versa” presented by Lincoln Gray, who is professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at JMU. The focus…