Photo by Patricia McMurray
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will be presenting training to become certified or re-certified for Water Quality Monitoring for the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative at Belle Isle State Park from 10:00 to 1:00 on August 8.
Kati Rubis, Botanist with the Nature Conservancy, will give a program/field study trip to Dameron Marsh to showcase the TNC restoration of formerly degraded farm field into a thriving marsh and natural area. Time and exact details to be announced.
Registration is now closed for the Butterfly Identification Workshop on Tuesday 16 July. All slots have been filled.
We plan on videotaping Teta Kain’s presentation at the workshop so it can be viewed remotely for those who were unable to attend the class and as a resource for learning butterfly identification to support Citizen Science projects.
The Northern Neck Virginia Master Naturalists invites all members on a field trip to the Wellford property, 13 miles north of Tappahannock just off Rt. 17. Alice and Hill Wellford have graciously invited us to their property for our July field studies event.
Members only and this qualifies for continuing education credit.
The Northern Neck Virginia Master Naturalists invites all members to the June meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at noon at the Wilna Lodge on the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Warsaw.
The meeting will begin with a 30 minute (or so) brown bag lunch and meet, greet, show and tell social gathering. It will then be followed by short presentation about Camera Trapping.
Everyone is invited to attend a spectacular event at Hull Springs Farm in which we not only get to celebrate and meet our newest trainees, a class that was first in taking training evenings and Saturdays, but we get to do it at beautiful Hull Springs Farm, which holds its own special draw.
As part of the wrap-up and final assessment for the 2019 Basic Training Class, the students will be participating in a BioBlitz on Saturday, May 18. The Bioblitz will be held at the Wilna Tract of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge starting at 9am.
Tuesday, May 14th, NN Master Naturalists will be holding a Field Trip (Continuing Education credit) at Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve in Lancaster. We will meet at 1:00 in the parking lot for Hickory Hollow. There will be no Board nor general membership meeting this month.
A special planning meeting of NN Virginia Master Naturalists will be held Tuesday, April 30 9 am - noon at Belle Isle State Park Visitors Center. The Chapter Board will be welcoming discussion from any and all members concerning the overall operation and structure of the chapter as we proceed forward.
There will be a Basic Training Lecture at 11:15 AM by Dr. Joan Maloof on Forest Ecology and Old Growth Forests at Lancaster Courthouse. All Master Naturalists are invited to attend this new topic/lecture.
The master naturalists will have a booth at this event. We always need help so contact Kevin Howe if you can participate.
“Enjoy three days of nature, exhibits, art, food, music, children’s activities, ospreys and birds galore at the Downtown Colonial Beach, Inc. “Osprey Festival” April 12 – 14, 2019.
Membership workshop at The Heathsville Library on the use of botanical keys with special emphasis on the use of the smart phone app “Flora of Virginia”. Betsy Washington will lead with Kyle Langford and Kevin Howe helping.
Gardening in the Northern Neck is an annual seminar series presented by the NN Master Gardeners and the Virginia Cooperative Extension. This event has been of interest to most Master Naturalists in many of its 26 years.
Entomologist to speak about ticks and tick-borne diseases
This Friday through Monday (15-18 Feb) is the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). This is one of the premier citizen science projects world wide and was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.