VMN Annual Conference and Training

Nothing is better than gathering a hundred Master Naturalists for a weekend of field trips, skill building, and celebrating the biological diversity of the Commonwealth.  On September 7-9, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the Virginia Master Naturalists held their annual conference and training. Six members of the Headwaters Chapter participated in at least part of the three…

HMNs Gather at Grand Caverns

Recap of July 22, 2018, Membership Summer Gathering What started out as an opportunity to gather as many Headwaters Master Naturalists as possible for a summer event, turned into a full day of community building, field trips and continuing education at Grand Caverns Park in Grottoes. Highlights from the day included: Board Meeting with reports…

Ribbit!

On the evening of Friday, May 4th a group of four Headwaters Master Naturalists and one guest journeyed to the Augusta Springs Wetlands Trail to try our ears at frog and toad call identification. Under the tutelage of HMN and Frogwatch Monitor Kate Guenther we listened to the recorded voices of the frogs and toads…

Stony Man Environs at Shenandoah National Park

HMN Jerry Hopkins has an affinity for the Shenandoah National Park. Spending time there since he was a kid, he currently makes frequent trips to his adopted stretch of trail in the Park to keep it welcoming by clearing brush and obstacles which might impede travelers. On a recent beautiful sunny spring day, he generously…

Creating Healthy & Productive Forests

The History of Forest Management in the United States Presented by Patti Nylander of the Virginia Department of Forestry Monday, March 19th | 5:00 – 7:00PM light snacks will be provided Augusta County Government Building Meeting Rooms, Verona We will be in the South Board Room. Use the Public Meeting Room Entrance at the Augusta…

Getting Batty at the HMN Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 20, 2018, Headwaters Master Naturalists gathered at the Bridgewater Community Center at Arey Hall to socialize, reconnect over a pot luck meal, and support our bats through continuing education and outreach. It was an absolutely beautiful and yes, an unseasonably warm winter day, adding extra energy to conversations, as around 30 HMNs perused…