Looking Ahead… 

Photo: by coastalliving.com Looking Ahead…  Hello, VMNs. The web page for the 2020 VMN Statewide Conference and Training is now available! The dates for the conference will be Friday, September 11, through Sunday, 13, 2020. At the top of the page, the latest updates are listed. Today, we have event dates, venue and lodging information. We…

The Eastern Spotted Skunk Project

Photo: by the trail camera Emily and Adrie caught on camera setting up the bait station. The Eastern Spotted Skunk Project The Eastern Spotted Skunk Survey Project is back for one more winter! Started and coordinated by Va Tech graduate student Emily Thorne, Virginia Master Naturalists have been adopting sites to set up baited trail cameras…

2020 Annual Meeting/Potluck Wrap-Up & News

  Photo: by Carl Droms Incoming President Brian Lux and newly Past President Chris Bowlen having a conversation about who caught the larger fish (ok, not really!).   Food, Fun, and Photos! The Annual Meeting/Potluck was fun, interesting and, more importantly, delicious! Carl Droms took great shots and graciously uploaded them to a slideshow for…

A Very Rewarding Day with the PATC

Photo: by Paul Dickens David Forrer, Cohort VI, learning how to use a cross-cut saw. I don’t think of myself as a whiner…but then, what whiner does? Patsy (my wife and favorite hiking buddy) and I hiked Ramsey’s Draft, Jerry’s Run, and Road Hollow loop back in October. Navigating the first two of those trails…

‘Tis the Season…for Deer Heads!

Photo: by Adrie Voors, Cohort II At the Verona VDGIF office, Kate (left), teases out lymph nodes from a deer head. Chelsey Faller works on the back left, while Chelsey’s technician, Erin DeGuntis works on the right.   Fall is for white-tailed deer hunting, and since 2009 Virginia has seen a slow, steady spread of chronic wasting…