We are the Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists
We are a Community-Based Natural Resources Volunteer Program.
We are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.
We must complete a basic training class with a minimum of 40 hours of combined classroom and field experiences, with 25% of that time spent in the field.
We get certified by annually completing 40 hours of service and participating in 8 hours of continuing education.
We are self-governed by a board composed of officers and committee chairs
We recruit members, plan and produce training courses, and work with sponsors/partners to organize volunteer service projects
We graduated our last basic training class in December 2017.
We have our next Basic Training class in Spring of 2019. For more info go to Basic Training.
For more information about the state program go to www.virginiamasternaturalist.org
Photos by Kyle Langford
Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) taken at Belle Isle State Park during 2017 Basic Training class by Kyle Langford
Serving the Virginia counties of Northumberland, Lancaster, Richmond, Westmoreland, King George, Essex, and Middlesex
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This is a Stratford Hall event that’s sponsored by Northern Neck Audubon Society.
During this event participants will learn about the important role blue birds play in our ecosystem, how to construct their own bluebird house for their property, and hike along Stratford's property to view the bluebird houses that the Virginia Blue Bird Society maintain at Stratford Hall.
This event has a cost associated with it.
*** Note location change for this meeting only ***
The next monthly meeting of the Northern Neck Audubon Society will be held Monday, February 4th, at the Northumberland County Library in Heathsville (7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville). The guest speaker will be Ellison Orcott, the Northern Neck regional coordinator for the second Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas (VABBA2).
Basic Training Lecture by Dr. Joan Maloof on Forest Ecology and Old Growth Forests at Lancaster Courthouse. All Master Naturalists will be invited to attend this new topic/lecture.
This will be followed by a Field Trip to Hickory Hollow NAP