Northern Neck Master Naturalists
Trained & Certified Virgina Master Naturalists
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Events

Northern Neck Master naturalists

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Jul
9
12:00 PM12:00

Field Studies/ Continuing Ed: Meadows and Wildlife

A Visit to the Wellford’s Property in Essex County to learn about their meadows, pollinator/wildlife support, grassland birds restoration, and maybe rare marsh plants. This is a look at conservation strategies and successes on private land. Private Property so NNMN members only! Time and exact details to be determined. Watch for details.

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Booth at the Colonial Beach Osprey Festival
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Booth at the Colonial Beach Osprey Festival

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.

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NNAS meeting with Ellison Orcutt, DCR/DNH Field Zoologist, discussing the VABBA2
Feb
4
3:15 PM15:15

NNAS meeting with Ellison Orcutt, DCR/DNH Field Zoologist, discussing the VABBA2

*** 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).

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Blue Birds of Stratford Hall
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Blue Birds of Stratford Hall

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.

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Jan
16
11:00 AM11:00

Northern Neck Master Gardeners January 16 Presentation:"Climate Change in Our Own Backyard"

Northern Neck Master Gardeners
January 16 Presentation:
"Climate Change in Our Own Backyard"

Please join Northern Neck Master Gardeners for a presentation by Bud Ward on “Climate Change in Our Own Backyard” on Wednesday, January 16, at 11 a.m. at the Transportation Building, Rice’s Hotel/ Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

Based on the most current scientific understanding of climate change/global warming, this presentation will look at the warming climate as it affects low-lying coastal communities and eco-systems, including how it may increasingly influence weather- and climate-sensitive gardening and agricultural activities.

Ward will explore how the timing of seasonal changes might evolve in coming years and decades; how these changes lead to early arrivals, for instance, of spring, or to later initial freezes in winter; and how the changes affect animal and plant species.

Ward also will discuss scientific research on climate communications and the public’s understanding of climate change. He will offer insights of particular interest to the Northern Neck.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Bud Ward, a resident of White Stone, is an environmental journalist and educator with a distinguished career in natural resources and environmental issues.

Ward is the editor of Yale University’s “Yale Climate Connections.”

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Jan
8
1:15 PM13:15

Northern Neck Master Naturalists General Meeting

The Northern Neck Master Naturalists invites all members and the public to its first 2019 meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at 1:15 pm in the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville. The program is free and open to all.

The presentation will be about Virginia’s Natural Area Preserves with special focus on the four preserves we have in the Northern Neck.

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Presentation: Waves, Tides, and Currents: What's Pushing the Waters Around in Virginia
Nov
13
1:15 PM13:15

Presentation: Waves, Tides, and Currents: What's Pushing the Waters Around in Virginia

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.

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Northern Neck Master Naturalists Members Field Trip to Bath County Virginia
Nov
7
to Nov 10

Northern Neck Master Naturalists Members Field Trip to Bath County 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

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