The Arboretum: June Field Trip for Cohort Zoom

Basic Training field trips have continued in June, many thanks to HMN Training Committee Chair Peggy. On the beautiful, cool, crispy, evening of June 15, Dave Forrer and Jan Mahon, Arboretum Director, took us (Peggy and six of the trainees) on a tour of James Madison University’s Edith J Carrier Arboretum. Jan first told us…

Cohort VII Field Tripping

Cohort VII (aka Cohort Zoom) has now completed the indoor portion of our required 40 training hours and the final exam, but the field hours have been hard to come by due to pandemic safety concerns. Now, thanks to our intrepid leader, Peggy Plass, we are finally logging some outdoor hours. Our first field trip of…

Cohort Zoom

Greetings from Cohort VII Our eager swarm of 25 got together on a windy Feb 27, 2020 evening for our initial class at Bridgewater College. At this intro session we “broke bread”, got to know some of our fellow mates, met some of the HMN officers and got the lay of the future land from…

Monarch Butterflies Webinar

Get some CE from VMN State Program Coordinator Michelle Prysby Virginia Master Naturalist Program Director Michelle Prysby presented the webinar Monarch Butterflies: Biology, Ecology & Conservation hosted by Wild Virginia on the evening of April 19th. You can find a recording of the webinar linked HERE. This informative hour and a half-long program has been…

CoCoRaHS: Volunteers Tracking the Weather

On Saturday, February 20, several HMNers were treated to a Zoom introduction to the CoCoRaHS organization by the Augusta/Rockingham coordinator, Tommy Le Beau. Despite a slight snag at the beginning (this was Elaine’s first time as Zoom host) it was an enjoyable presentation. Karen Milne, Peggy Plass, and John Bauman Zoomed in. Jean Stephens had internet…