Photo by Patricia McMurray
The 3rd Northumberland-Lancaster Christmas Bird Count is on Tuesday 18 Dec. Last year the event identified over 100 species. Christmas Bird Counts is an approved project (C3U) in the NNMN Volunteer Management System.
The next Information Session for 2019 Basic Training Course:
November 15, 6:30 p.m.
16 Town Center Drive
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Dr. Courtney Harris - Professor of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) - is the speaker at the 13 Nov 2018 General Membership Meeting of the Northern Neck Master Naturalists. Her topic is "Waves, Tides, and Currents: What's Pushing the Waters Around in Virginia.” The presentation is about the physical and geological “geography” of Chesapeake Bay and how waves, tides, and currents play an important role in defining the coastal regions of Virginia.
“150 miles West of the Northern Neck – What’s Different, What’s the Same”
A Northern Neck Master Naturalist field trip is planned to Bath County Virginia, November 7-10, 2018. This is a visit to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Mountain Region. Bath County is along the border with West Virginia and is west of I-81, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive.
NNMN Members Only
November 3, 10:30 a. m.
Classroom behind the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office
460 Main St.
Warsaw, VA 22572
(Note: Classroom is through the gate to the right of the Extension Office)
Cl;ick for more info: fall 2018 lancaster hhw.pdf
This session will provide information about the 2019 Basic Training Course to prospective trainees Wednesday evening, October 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Classroom (460 Main Street, Warsaw, VA 22572).
*** Cancelled Due to Weather Related Damage ***
This session will provide information about the 2019 Basic Training Course to prospective trainees at the Northumberland Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville on October 13 at 11:30am.
A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in attempt to identify all living species within a unit of the refuge. During this BioBlitz, biologists, citizen scientists and wildlife enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore our newest refuge unit while contributing valuable data to the refuge.
Northern Neck Master Naturalists will have a booth at the Northern Neck Land Conservancy's Boots and BBQ
Boots is where the public is invited to learn more about the role of land conservation in preserving the beautiful Northern Neck.
This session will provide information about the 2019 Basic Training Course to prospective trainees on Saturday, September 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock.
Join the NNMN next Tuesday for a General Membership Meeting and Meadow Walk. That is Tuesday 18 Sept - 1:00PM Wilna Tract of the Rappahannock River Valley NWR.
RRVNWR and Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Wildlife Biologist Lauren Cruz will join Betsy Washington, and Bryna Brennan in touring the meadows at Wilna and learning about how they were established and maintained.
This session will provide information about the 2019 Basic Training Course to prospective trainees on Saturday, September 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the A.T. Johnson Building (18849 Kings Hwy) in Montross.
Due to weather conditions, the board meeting has been rescheduled for 11:30am at the extension office in Warsaw (460 Main Street). The meadow program has been rescheduled for 9/18 at 10am.
A panel discussion with planned audience participation will discuss invasives and introduced species impacting the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula Virginia, and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
The Wildlife Center of VA will be releasing an adult bald eagle on Wednesday, July 4 at 11am at the Wilna Pond at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
An Evening with Tom Horton,
Chesapeake Bay reporter, nature writer, book author, film maker
$35 per person
For NNMN members: This presentation is approved for continuing education credit for Master Naturalists. Only the talk, not the dinner or travel but that still will be an hour or two.
The Rappahannock River Valley NWR has been awarded 2,080 common and swamp milkweed plugs from the Monarch Watch to plant in 50 acres of grasslands within the refuge and we need your help to get these plants planted and thriving for wildlife!
NNMNs have been invited to participate in this NNNPS field trip
On Wednesday, May 16th, NNNPS will be traveling to Meadowview Biological Research Station south of Fredericksburg to visit a site dedicated to the preservation and restoration of rare wetland plants, habitats and associated ecosystems on the coastal plain of Maryland and Virginia.
The Importance of Meadows in our Ecosystem and Citizen Science – Lancaster Community Library, Kilmarnock - 1:15 to 2:30PM
Dominion Power’s Matt Overton, will speak to us about avian collisions with electrical equipment & Dominion’s doing to decrease the occurrences.