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…

2022 VMN Conference and Training: Pt 2

Thanks to Ann Murray for sharing her conference experience with us here! My trip to Virginia Beach for our state conference only took about 3½ hours. I arrived in time Friday to hang on the beach, soak in some rays and watch the wind surfers. Hurricane Earl caused rough tides, so no swimming for me…

2022 VMN Statewide Conference and Training

Thanks to Pam Gray for filling us in on the VMN annual meeting that most of us missed! Find a Part 2 report on the conference from Ann Murray HERE. The 2022 Virginia Master Naturalist Conference was a resounding success. The Tidewater Chapter worked hard to pull off another memorable and worthwhile conference in Virginia…

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…