Plant Chestnut Seeds at the Augusta Forestry Center

HMN Volunteer Opportunity! Help plant chestnut seeds in a greenhouse at the Augusta Forestry Center in Crimora, any of Thursday, February 3- Saturday, February 5. Tom Saielli of the American Chestnut Foundation sends an appeal for volunteers here: Hello Chestnut Enthusiasts (veterans and new folks alike)! If anyone is interested and available, we are sowing…

Christmas Bird Count 2021

Reports from Art Fovargue and Zack Perdue, both in Cohort VII, about their day of birding for the 2021 Christmas Bird Count. On Friday, December 17, the Rockingham Bird Club held its annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The Club’s count circle, one of nearly 2000 in the United States, has a 7.5 mile radius with…

Meet our Board: Elaine Smith

This is the fifth installment in a series to learn more about who’s doing the work behind the scenes to keep our Chapter running along. Stephanie Gardner, HMN Board Historian and Parliamentarian, is conducting a series of online interviews with the members of our 2021 Board of Directors. Here we are featuring Elaine Smith, Chair…

Safe Passage for Wildlife

On December 6th, bear expert Mike Pelton presented photos, maps and information to a group of about 12 Headwaters Master Naturalists about improving wildlife corridors across roads in Virginia. With the fragmenting of undeveloped lands, wildlife increasingly encounters roads and traffic as they move through the landscape. Mike’s 50-year career has focused on researching bears,…