Annual Meeting January 2017

The Headwaters Chapter held its Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 21, 2017, bringing together a great cross section of our membership for food and fellowship, learning opportunities, sharing chapter happenings and filling board positions. Chapter President Sandy Greene expresses her gratitude for everyone who helped make it a success: “Great job Judy, on the facility…

Rocky Mount Fire to be Featured at the HMN Annual Member Meeting January 21, 2017

The Headwaters Chapter is planning its annual membership meeting to be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 11PM-3PM at Arey Hall, Bridgewater Municipal Building, 201 Green St., Bridgewater. Snow date is Saturday, January 28th. Thanks to our Programs Committee Chair Judy Tammi for organizing this meeting! Come for a potluck, a short business meeting including…

Nature’s Notebook

My New Year’s resolution is to actively observe and record seasonal changes in local plants and animals.  I will be joining over 15,000 other citizen scientists and professional naturalists participating in the USA National Phenology Network’s (USA-NPN) Nature’s Notebook project. Nature’s Notebook participation is an enjoyable project, good for a variety of skill levels, and…

VBWT Adopt-A-Trail Update

Adapted from an email sent to Adopt-A-Trail Project coordinators by VDGIF’s Virginia Birding & Wildlife Trail Project organizer Jessica Ruthenberg on December 22, 2016: Due dates for checklists by season: Project coordinator, Sandy Greene, compiles and sends these in to Jessica. Winter: March 31 Spring: June 30 Summer: September 30 Fall: December 31 Only checklists…

Naturalist Book Nook

Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout by Philip Connors Set in the Gila Wilderness, this book seemed to be an appropriate read while I was on the road for my November adventure in New Mexico and Arizona.  Connors, a copy editor for the Wall Street Journal, leaves his existence of a concrete city…

CWD Testing

Saturday, November 26 was a long and cold day for me hanging out beside a remote country store in Fort Valley, VA. Working from the back of a pick up, surrounded by bags of deer heads, self-conscious of the “Choose Vegan” sticker on my car window, I was way out of my element welcoming camo-clad…

Tree ID Trip

On Sunday, November 13, Virginia Department of Forestry Senior Area Forester Patti Nylander hosted a tree identification trip for 13 members of this year’s Headwaters Master Naturalist basic training class. Trainees were joined by two current HMNs as Patti led a walk around the grounds of the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, VA. While…