Northern Neck Master Naturalists
Trained & Certified Virgina Master Naturalists
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Events

Northern Neck Master naturalists

Photo by Patricia McMurray

Presentation: The Once and Future Chesapeake: A Top Reporter’s Half-Century Glimpse
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Presentation: The Once and Future Chesapeake: A Top Reporter’s Half-Century Glimpse

An Evening with Tom Horton,
Chesapeake Bay reporter, nature writer, book author, film maker

6 p.m. Cash Bar Reception; 7 p.m. buffet dinner and Tom Horton presentation
Friday, June 29, 2018
Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club
362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock, VA. 22482

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.

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Meadowview Biological Station
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Meadowview Biological Station

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. 

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Field Workshop - Flying Wild – Youth Curriculum Training
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Field Workshop - Flying Wild – Youth Curriculum Training

Flying WILD professional development workshops provide a comprehensive overview of Flying WILD: An Educator's Guide to Celebrating Birds, as well as practical hands-on training in its implementation. Workshop Leaders and Project Wild Trainers: Faye Andrashko and Suzie Gilley (Project Wild) – Location Belle Isle State Park 9:00AM to 1:00PM

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Presentation by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF)
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Presentation by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF)

  • Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury (RWC) Auditorium, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presentation by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore at the Lancaster Community Library.  He will discuss the state of the Bay to include the importance of Atlantic Menhaden in maintaining a viable ecosystem – that includes the management of fish, birds, and other wildlife equities and issues. 

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Field Trip to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) at Gloucester Point
Apr
10
9:30 AM09:30

Field Trip to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) at Gloucester Point

On Tuesday 10 April there is a field trip for chapter member to VIMS.  The goal is for all of the attendees to learn more about how VIMS research, education, and advisory services benefit the people, habitats, and marine life of the Chesapeake Bay region and coastal zones.  We will visit labs, the beach, the teaching marsh and learn about some of the projects on-going at VIMS.  This is a great chance to update some of the information gained during the Basic Training Course (BTC) about Coastal Ocean and Estuarine Science and to learn more about the exceptional work of one of the sponsoring agencies for the Virginia Master Naturalist Program.

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CE Webinar:  Urban Forests
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

CE Webinar: Urban Forests

The concept of an Urban Forest is confusing to some and downright ridiculous to most people.  In this webinar, we will learn what urban forests and urban forestry are.  Why is it difficult to describe who an urban forester is?  And why are urban forests becoming recognized more and more as a necessary part of our lives?

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Capture and Curation Methods for Studying Terrestrial Vertebrates and Invertebrates: Discovering How Important Scientific Specimens Can Be!
Mar
14
8:30 AM08:30

Capture and Curation Methods for Studying Terrestrial Vertebrates and Invertebrates: Discovering How Important Scientific Specimens Can Be!

  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, Virginia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Two curators from the Virginia Museum of Natural History are offering a one-day, hands-on "field and lab methods" workshop at Gloucester Point, Virginia on March 14, 2018.  They taught a similar workshop there last October, and it was very well received.

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Highland Place Meadow Project Meeting
Mar
7
2:00 PM14:00

Highland Place Meadow Project Meeting

The Highland Place Meadow Project (HPMP) is a Master Naturalist approved Project.  This means that Master Naturalists can log hours working on the project toward the 40 hours per year required to keep their certification active.  The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society also supports this project with volunteer hours and advice as well as donating native plant seeds and plants.  We are also hoping to get participation from Northern Neck Chapters of the Audubon Society (to identify the birds we hope to continue to attract) and Master Gardeners along with Owners Association Members, Cobbs Hall neighbors and friends. 

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Lancaster Community Library's Sundays at 2: Bud Ward presents "Our Weather, Our Climate: Their Future"
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Lancaster Community Library's Sundays at 2: Bud Ward presents "Our Weather, Our Climate: Their Future"

This Sunday, February 18th, at 2 pm at the Lancaster Community Library, there will be a presentation on Climate Change/Global Warming in Virginia and the Northern Neck.  This is part of the Lancaster Community Library’s “Sundays at Two” Series.

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Continuing Education Workshop for Taking better Digital Pictures
Feb
13
1:30 PM13:30

Continuing Education Workshop for Taking better Digital Pictures

British Soldier Lichen (Cladonia cristatella) at Westminster Canterbury Irvington by Kyle Langford

Continuing Education Workshop for taking better digital pictures and entering the pictures into iNaturalist and eBird.

The workshop will be held in the Dance Room, at the A.T. Johnson Building in Montross, VA from 1:30 to 3:30PM.

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General Membership Meeting
Jan
9
1:00 PM13:00

General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting followed by a presentation on “The New Flora of Virginia App: How to Use It.” This will be hands-on session to learn to use the exciting and comprehensive Flora of Virginia App.  Recommend that those that have the App bring their smart phones and cell phones.  Those without the App can receive help in downloading and installing the App as well as its uses as a field guide when you are out in the Forest, in a meadow, or roaming a Natural Area Preserve.  Kyle Langford and Jeff Wright will lead the session and help out with computers and Information Technology e.g. Computers, Pads, Smart Phones, etc.  The session is based on the Oct 2017 VMN webinar on the Flora of Virginia App.

This meeting will take place at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Towne Centre Dr., Kilmarnock, VA. (upstairs meeting room).

 

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