HMN Annual Membership Meeting

Calling all Headwaters Master Naturalists! Please join us for our annual membership meeting!  Saturday, January 20, 2018 12 PM Arey Assembly Hall 201 Green St., Bridgewater Activities for the general membership include a used book sale, a potluck lunch, the annual meeting and HMN board elections, and continuing education program about bat research and conservation.…

Lichen Hike

Another exciting outing jointly sponsored by Headwaters Master Naturalists and Friends of Shenandoah Mountain took place Sunday, November 5th near Braley Pond. Jack Wilson, local expert on mycology and all things fungi, led 13 hikers from both groups on a fascinating journey of discovery around his MoonDance Camp and the adjoining George Washington National Forest.…

Nature Journaling with Betty Gatewood

Keeping a journal of your observations, questions, and reflections will enrich your experiences and develop gratitude, reverence, and the skills of a naturalist. The goal of nature journaling is not to create a portfolio of pretty pictures but to develop a tool to help you see, wonder, and remember your experiences.  – John Muir Laws…

Our Wild Life

It’s a wild life, when you’re a Virginia Master Naturalist.  Headwaters chapter members Adrie Voors and Stephanie Gardner recently proved just that with our participation in The Showerhead Microbiome Project.  Our showerhead scanning was part of the larger Your Wild Life initiative, a series of experiments that are hosted, analyzed and interpreted by the Your…

Elkton Autumn Days Outreach

Saturday October 21st and Sunday October 22nd were gorgeous days in Elkton, Virginia and the crowds at the annual Autumn Days festival took full advantage. There were an estimated 6,000 people in attendance on Saturday, and 3-4,000 on Sunday! Rachael Baczynski organized and manned Headwaters Master Naturalist tables in the Kids’ Zone on both days.…

Viceroys and Pussy Willows

Pollinator Gardeners, expand your plant lists to include Pussy Willows. So much effort has gone into making pollinator gardens to benefit the Monarch butterflies that migrate through our area every year. And rightly so. All pollinators benefit from restoring even just a small amount of habitat. I want to talk to you about a butterfly…