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.
Photo by Patricia McMurray
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.
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.
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
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.
This webinar will both unveil this newly published resource and educate participants about common poisonous plants we have in Virginia and the risks associated with them.
Capture and Curation Methods for Studying Terrestrial Vertebrates and Invertebrates: Discovering How Important Scientific Specimens Can Be!
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.
The workshop will be held at Belle Isle State Park, on 21 Feb 2018, starting at the Canoe Launch Parking Lot from 10:00AM to Noon.
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.
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.
Stratford Hall will be presenting a lecture and field walk about the newest evidence linking/unlinking the relationship between birds and dinosaurs. The event will include refreshments, lecture and field walk. More information can be found at https://www.stratfordhall.org/events/geo-series-are-birds-dinosaurs/
North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) at Bush Mill Stream NAP by a game camera
The training is to prepare members of the chapter for the eMammal citizen science project Urban to Wild (https://emammal.si.edu/urban-wild).
Virginia Geology - Questions Answered & Asked online