PVAS Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve, located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Rd, Hedgesville, WV
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    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve

    When: Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Time: 9:00 am - 12 pm

    Cost: Free

    Join us for a day of field work as we work to improve Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve! We will be working to transplant native trees. Stauffer's Marsh provides important natural habitat for a robust variety of native flora and fauna. Regular maintenance of Stauffer's Marsh promotes high quality habitat and also ensures that the site is safe and welcoming for visitors. 

    Please bring water! PVAS will provide all necessary tools to complete the work including gloves and tools. Water refills and first aid will also be available. Participants should wear long sleeves, pants and closed-toed shoes. 

    Contact: Katelyn "KC" Walters, PVAS Land and Conservation Manager: (304) 283-7319 or email  Katelyn@potomacaudubon.org

    Location: The parking area for Stauffer's Marsh Preserve is located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville WV. 


    • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Kiwanis City Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown MD

    What: Memorial Day Weekend Bird Walk

    Where: Kiwanis Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown (enter the parking lot from Imperial Drive)

    When: Sunday, May 27, 2018

    Time: 8:00 am

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Register Here: http://www.hagerstownmd.org/776/Birdwatching

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Bird Club, a bird walk on Sunday, May 27.

    Local birding expert, Sandy Sagalkin, is leading the bird walk. Meet Mr. Sagalkin at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park at 8:00. 

    The walk is free, however pre-registration is strongly encouraged. If you have questions, contact Sandy at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465.

    The trip will focus on a variety of birds, will last about 2 hours and will cover easy terrain. This is a perfect trip for beginner birders and will include working on birding skills,  however all level birders are welcome.  

    The trip will only be cancelled if there is a steady rain. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water.
    • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414
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    What: First Aid and CPR Certification Training

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd. Charles Town, WV

    When: Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Time: 5:30 - 9:00 PM

    Cost: $70 for PVAS Members, $75 for general public

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a standard first aid and CPR certificate. The certification is through the Emergency Care Safety Institute (ECSI) and the local vendor is Emergency Training Resource (ETR)

    The course will be held in the upstairs classroom in the main building at Cool Spring Preserve. 

    Dress in comfortable clothes, bring along drinking water and eat dinner before arriving. The class will start promptly at 5:30. 

    The workshop is open to anyone with an interest, however registration is required.

    In order to receive the certification, you must attend the full three hour course.

    PVAS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the full fee will be refunded. 

    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • USGS Fish Health Lab, 407 Reservoir Road (just off Leetown Road)
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    What: Early Summer Bird Walk 

    Where: USGS Fish Health Lab property (407 Reservoir Rd, just off Leetown Rd)

    When: Saturday, June 2, 2018

    Time: 7:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leaders: Joette Borzik & Christine Densmore

    Join PVAS on a Early Summer Bird Walk at the USGS Fish Health Lab property! 

    Our expert birders are offering regular walks at the Fish Health Lab property and are excited with what it has to offer! The size is not excessively large, but the bird species are diverse and the quality of the wetland is excellent. The property has a mix of open ponds and woods; offering different species. The route is generally flat, with some gradual hills. 

    Birds expected to be found are breeding summer residents, that should be enforcing their territory by singing their song.  If you want to learn more bird song, this would be a good walk to join, as Joette is a bird song enthusiast.  

    This bird walk is open to the public and children are welcome to attend with an adult. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged. 

    Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes and bring along drinking water, sun screen and insect repellent. 

    Binoculars will be provided if needed. 

    The address for the USGS Leetown Science Center is 407 Reservoir Road, just off Leetown Road in Leetown. To search for it on Internet mapping sites, enter 407 Reservoir Road, Kearneysville, WV.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have. 

    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1146 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV
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    What: Introduction to Naturalist Field Journals

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town

    When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 

    Time: 9 am -  12 pm

    Cost: $15 for PVAS Members, $20 for general public

    Instructor: Carolyn Duckworth

    PVMN Re-Cert Eligible

    Join Carolyn's morning workshop; Introduction to Naturalist Field Journals.

    Learn techniques to begin or diversify your field journaling, and follow in the footsteps of Joseph Grinnell and John Muir. Field journals have long been used by naturalists to record regular observations of the natural world. Such detailed information, which may include species counts, illustrations, weather patterns, and notable seasonal changes are used by naturalists for pleasure, scientific and historic inquiry. Field journals encourage keen observations to gain insight and record lasting impressions of the natural world.

    This event will be led by Carolyn Duckworth, a professional writer for the National Park Service and a trained artist. Carolyn has spent decades studying and perfecting the practice of keeping naturalist field journals. 

    This class will begin with a brief indoor session, then will move outdoors (weather permitting). Cool Spring’s easy trails and gathering spaces are ideal for working on your own field journal. 

    Bring a small (approximately 5 x 7") sketchbook or notebook, preferably with no lines, a pencil (#2) and a pen of your choice. PVAS will have some extra supplies available for use.

    Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along some drinking water. 

    Carolyn is offering an afternoon sequel to her morning workshop. If you are planning on attending the afternoon session, please bring along a packed lunch. If the weather permits, there are ample places to enjoy your picnic lunch on the preserve. There is a refrigerator and microwave available for those that would like to store or heat their lunch. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this workshop, regardless of their journaling skills. Children may attend when accompanied by an adult and registration is required.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have. 



    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 95 Terrace View, Charles Town, WV.
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    What: Visit to Purple Martin Colony 

    Where: Chip Hussion's Purple Martin Colony (direction details provided below)

    When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 (Rain Date June 9)

    Time: 10:00 am - 12 noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Host: Chip Hussion 

    Stop by and see Mr. Hussion's active and successful Purple Martin Colony. 
    There should be some recent hatchlings along with many eggs. Adults will be flying around feeding and greeting visitors.

    Please feel free to stop by anytime between 10 am - 12 noon on Saturday, June 2.
     
    Mr. Hussion has 26 nesting cavities for the martins on 3 separate poles as well as several other nesting cavities which usually house a handful of tree swallow pairs, a couple blue bird pairs and some wrens.

    Come with your questions - Chip Hussion will be on hand providing answers and stories.

    This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome regardless of their birding skills, however registration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants should meet at Mr. Hussion's house. His address is 95 Terrace View, Charles Town. For GPS users that this doesn't appear for, try 103 Eastland Terrace. He is located in the Eastland Subdivision off Old Cave Rd which runs east off Rt 340 about 1 mile north of Washington High School. Please note that Terrace View is the 3rd Eastland street and is to the right off Old Cave Rd (up a hill) when coming from 340.

    Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring along drinking water. 

    Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.  

    For more information, please feel free to contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 or for questions regarding directions, please call Chip Hussion at 304-400-7708.

    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1146 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV
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    What: In-depth Field Journaling 

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town

    When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 

    Time: 1 pm -  4 pm

    Cost: $15 for PVAS Members, $20 for general public

    Instructor: Carolyn Duckworth

    PVMN Re-Cert Eligible 

    Join Carolyn's afternoon workshop; In-depth Field Journaling.

    Deepen your field journal practice with two classic drawing techniques, simple visual cues, and combining the visual with words. The drawing techniques help you relax your mind so you can record observations more accurately. Results can be hilarious, yet they reveal details you don’t ordinarily see. Use visual prompts to decipher animals, plants, and landscapes. Experiment with organizing a field journal page before, during, and after field observations.  

    This event will be led by Carolyn Duckworth, a professional writer for the National Park Service and a trained artist. Carolyn has spent decades studying and perfecting the practice of keeping naturalist field journals. 

    This class will begin with a brief indoor session, then will move outdoors (weather permitting). Cool Spring’s easy trails and gathering spaces are ideal for working on your own field journal. 

    Bring a small (approximately 5 x 7") sketchbook or notebook, preferably with no lines, a pencil (#2) and a pen of your choice. PVAS will have some extra supplies available for use.

    Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along some drinking water. 

    Carolyn is offering a morning introductory workshop prior to this in-depth journaling session. If you are planning on attending the morning session, please bring along a packed lunch. If the weather permits, there are ample places to enjoy your picnic lunch on the preserve. There is a refrigerator and microwave available for those that would like to store or heat their lunch. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this workshop, regardless of their journaling skills. Children may attend when accompanied by an adult and registration is required.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have. 



    • Sunday, June 03, 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Shepherdstown, WV
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    Single Ticket: $50 per person

    Donor Level:  $150 (admits two)

    Patron Level:  $200 (admits two)                           

    Supporter Level:  $250 (admits two)

    When:  June 3, 2018

    Time:  3:30 - 6:00 p.m.                                              

    Where: Shepherdstown, WV

    PVAS invites you to spend an afternoon overlooking the Potomac River at the home of Skip Adkins, next to the Bavarian Inn.

    Enjoy a variety of wines, gourmet savories, and sweets in this architecturally unique home. Held rain or shine!  All proceeds support PVAS programs.

    Reservations are required. Please RSVP by May 22. We hope to see you there!

    Make a reservation here or by mail if you prefer. To request a paper invitation with mail-in RSVP card, contact Kristin Alexander at 304-676-3397or Kristin@PotomacAudubon.org.  



    • Saturday, June 09, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
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    What: Natural History Workshop: Art to Earth; An Ecopsychology Workshop

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town

    When: Saturday, June 9, 2018

    Time: 9 - 11:30 am

    Cost: $15 for PVAS members, $20 for general public

    Workshop Instructor: Susan Loonsk

    PVMN Re-Cert Eligible

    Join Susan Loonsk for this unique workshop where participants will be introduced to Ecopsychology concepts through experiencing nature and art. Students will gain a basic understanding of some of the concepts of Ecopsychology and how to connect self to nature through expressive activities. 

    Participants can expect an overview of what is Ecopsychology, a guided grounding meditation, an earth walk and sensory inventory as well as an indoor art project.                                                                                                            

    This workshop is open to the public and no prior meditation or art making experience is needed. However registration is required.             

    Art supplies provided.  Participants may bring any favorite water-based paints, or drawing materials of their own if they wish.

    This workshop is being held at Cool Spring Preserve in the downstairs classroom as well as on the trails of the preserve. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes. Bring along drinking water, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

    Registration for this workshop is required. 

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have. 


    • Saturday, June 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yankauer Preserve
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    What:  Annual Dinner for PVAS Members and Volunteers
    Where: Yankauer Preserve 
    When: Saturday June 9, 2018, 6:00 PM 

    Free for PVAS members and volunteers, but please register.

    PVAS members and volunteers are invited to our Annual dinner at the Yankauer Nature Preserve. This is PVAS's way of saying "thank-you" for your support over the past year.  Dinner is on us!  

    The event will kick  off at 6:00 PM with a short business meeting where we announce board election results, recognize volunteers and celebrate Birdathon winners. 

    Immediately following the business portion of the meeting, enjoy BBQ with all the fixin's (and vegetarian options, of course) courtesy of PVAS Volunteers Extraordinaire, Gary and Diane Sylvester. You don't even have to bring your own place setting-- reusable plates, silverware, cups and napkins are being provided.

    We hope you will join us! This is a members-only (and free) event, but your registration is required so we will be able to plan appropriately.
    • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in Loudoun County
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    What: Summer Bird Walk

    Where: Blue Ridge Center in Loudoun County

    When: Wednesday, June 13th 2018

    Time: 7:00 am (meet in parking lot)

    Cost: free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Join birding expert Deb Hale for a summer bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in nearby Loudoun Co., VA on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 am.

    The Center is located at 11661 Harpers Ferry Road (VA Route 671), a couple of miles south of Route 340 and just opposite the Neersville Fire Department. Look for a small sign with the Blue Ridge logo.
    The website for the Blue Ridge Center is blueridgecenter.org

    Participants will meet at 7:00 am in the Center's parking lot. This trip will cover about three miles and last about three hours. It should offer opportunities to see a good variety of summer breeding birds and butterflies.

    There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants should bring water and insect repellent and dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions. The Society will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

    For more information contact trip leader Deb Hale at
    debhale72@gmail.com or 
    304-535-1528.
    • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    What: Potomac Riverkeeper Network's River Palooza Birdwatching Trip

    Where: Meeting at Front Royal Outdoors, 8567 Stonewall Jackson Hwy. Front Royal, VA 22630

    When: Wednesday June 13, 2018

    Time: Arriving at 10 am and anticipated take-out time 2-3 pm

    Contact: Nancy Kirschbaum nancyk500@comcast.net or 304-268-8050

    Registration Required: https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/?event=shenandoah-birdwatching&event_date=2018-06-13

    Local PVAS Bird Trip leaders, Nancy and Elliot Kirschbaum, are acting as birding guides during the Shenandoal Riverkeepers River Palooza Birdwatching Trip on Wednesday, June 13. 

    This is a fun, gentle 5 mile float geared for all levels of paddlers and birders. Beginners are welcome!

    Join your Shenandoah Riverkeeper for a gentle and beautiful float down the Shenandoah River. We will put in at the Andy Guest Shenandoah River State Park and float down to the Karo Landing. Accompanying us on this trip will be two avid birders from the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, Elliot and Nancy Kirschbaum, and they will help us identify the birds and waterfowl we see along the way. As a bonus, we get to glide past a large Great Blue Heron rookery. Plenty of bird habitat along the river bank means plenty of opportunities to see local water birds.Easy riffles and deeper pools that are perfect for anyone wanting to wet a line in pursuit of smallmouth bass characterize this stretch. Come be a part of Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s RiverPalooza 2018 as we celebrate the Shenandoah and see why your Riverkeeper works so hard to protect its clean waters.

    More information and registration here:

    https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/?event=shenandoah-birdwatching&event_date=2018-06-13

    • Friday, June 15, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Sunday, June 17, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Cacapon State Park, 818 Cacapon Lodge Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV

    What: 9th Annual WV Master Naturalist Conference

    Where: Cacapon State Park, 818 Cacapon Lodge Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV

    When: Friday, June 15 - Sunday June 17 2018

    Time: Events starting at 11:30 am on Friday through Sunday at noon

    Cost: Conference Registration fee is $75 for early registration and $100 if received after May 1.

    Website for Information and to Register: http://mnofwv.org/

    Contact with questions: Clark Dixon dixonconsultants@aol.com 

    The Potomac Valley Master Naturalists are excited to be hosting the 9th Annual WV Master Naturalist Annual Conference this summer at Cacapon State Park.

    Events will begin Friday, June 15 at 11:30 and continue through Sunday, June 17 at noon. 

    Each day will be filled with educational and adventurous opportunities from an Interpretive River Float to workshops including Native Bees: How to Provide Nesting Support and Fossils at Cacapon State Park, plus much, much more! 

    Please visit http://mnofwv.org/ to register and to learn more about the conference. If you would like to stay at Cacapon Lodge, reservations must be made directly with Cacapon State Park at 304-258-1022 ext 4200 or 4202. Please identify yourself as part of the Master Naturalist group block.

    Registration fees increase after May 1 so please be sure to submit your registration prior to May 1.

    This event is for certified Master Naturalists and those working towards their certification. 

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
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    What: 'Third Wednesday' Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Time: 7:30 am

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Beth Poole

    Join Beth Poole on her regularly scheduled 'Third Wednesday' bird walk at Cool Spring Preserve.

    The trails at Cool Spring preserve have a lot to offer! From well maintained foot paths to gorgeous views, the preserve's 12 acres is home to much wildlife. 

    Please meet by 7:30 am in the front parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

    Species likely to be seen at this time will include Yellow Breasted Chats, Yellow Warblers, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Carolina Chickadee, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Phoebe, Carolina Wren, and many more!

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills.

    If  you have questions or would like more information, contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    Children ages 12 and up will be welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather. Check www.potomacaudubon.org for trip cancelations. 


    • Thursday, June 21, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1146 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV
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    What: Art Inspired by Nature: Mandala Watercolor Workshop

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town

    When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 

    Time: 7 pm -  9 pm

    Cost: $15 for PVAS Members, $25 for general public

    Instructor: Susan Brookreson

    PVMN Re-Cert Eligible

    Join Susan's Art Inspired by Nature: Mandala Watercolor Workshop. This will be an evening of art, nature, creativity and fun!

    A mandala is an ancient, universal art form. It is circular in format; Mandala means circular in Sanskrit.  Nature will be the inspiration for the creation of these mandalas. Mandala shapes in nature include flowers, the sun and moon, various fruits, shells, spiderwebs etc.  These mandalas can be abstract, symbolic, nonobjective, include realism or be a combination.  Drawing ability is not required.  The emphasis will be creativity, self expression and the natural world.

    Suggested supplies: watercolors (profession grade unnecessary), watercolor brushes, a black marker, watercolor paper (get inexpensive paper that has some heft). Regular drawing paper will not work with watercolors.  *A limited amount of some of these items will be available to use at the workshop. Do not let lack of brushes or marker stop you from registering! 

    This event lead by Susan Brookreson, retired art teacher, Master Naturalist and nature lover, is geared towards all nature lovers and all levels of artistic abilities. 

    This class will be held mainly indoors, with a outdoor stroll through the trails to look to nature for inspiration. 

    Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along some drinking water. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this workshop, regardless of their artistic skills. Children may register and attend when accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have. 

    • Saturday, June 23, 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD
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    What: Summer Bird Walk 

    Where: Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefield

    When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Time: 7:30 am

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Join Sandy Sagalkin for a summer bird walk at the Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm at Antietam National Battlefield. 

    The walk will take place on Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

    Participants should meet at Burnside Bridge parking area on the Antietam National Battlefield. 

    To get to the Burnside Bridge parking area, from Sharpsburg, head northeast towards Boonsboro.  Take the first right turn after leaving Sharpsburg onto Rodman, which takes you into the battlefield.  Turn left at the “T” and follow the road up the hill to the parking area.

    This trip is open to anyone regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged.

    The Final Attack Trail is located where the Union Army made its final advance to drive the Confederate Army from Maryland, only to be turned back by A.P. Hill's final Confederate counterattack. 

    It is also the location of Antietam National Battlefield's extensive work in the restoration and preservation of native grasslands in the Otto Farm Fields in the southwest corner of the battlefield. Sandy Sagalkin, working with Battlefield staff, has assisted the Battlefield in surveying the grassland birds in the area during the spring and summer of 2014. So far, they have counted 86 species that have used the area as a stopover or residence, including Blue Grosbeaks, Yellow-breasted Chats, Common Yellowthroats, Willow Flycatchers, Prairie Warblers and Grasshopper Sparrows.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water. 

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. Persons registering on the website will be notified by email by 9 p.m. of the previous day in the event of cancellation.  

    Please contact Sandy Sagalkin at sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.


    • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Kiwanis City Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown MD

    What: Summer Bird Walk

    Where: Kiwanis Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown (enter the parking lot from Imperial Drive)

    When: Sunday, June 24, 2018

    Time: 8:00 am

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Register Here: http://www.hagerstownmd.org/776/Birdwatching

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Bird Club, a bird walk on Sunday, June 24.

    Local birding expert, Sandy Sagalkin, is leading the bird walk. Meet Mr. Sagalkin at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park at 8:00. 

    The walk is free, however pre-registration is strongly encouraged. If you have questions, contact Sandy at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465.

    The trip will focus on a variety of birds, will last about 2 hours and will cover easy terrain. This is a perfect trip for beginner birders and will include working on birding skills,  however all level birders are welcome.  

    The trip will only be cancelled if there is a steady rain. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water.
    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • USGS Fish Health Lab, 407 Reservoir Road (just off Leetown Road)
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    What: Mid-Summer Bird Walk 

    Where: USGS Fish Health Lab property (407 Reservoir Rd, just off Leetown Rd)

    When: Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Time: 7:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leaders: Lynne Wiseman & John Young

    Join PVAS on a Mid-Summer Bird Walk at the USGS Fish Health Lab property! 

    Our expert birders are offering regular walks at the Fish Health Lab property and are excited with what it has to offer! The size is not excessively large, but the bird species are diverse and the quality of the wetland is excellent. The property has a mix of open ponds and woods; offering different species. The route is generally flat, with some gradual hills. 

    This bird walk is open to the public and children are welcome to attend with an adult. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged. 

    Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes and bring along drinking water, sun screen and insect repellent. 

    Binoculars will be provided if needed. 

    The address for the USGS Leetown Science Center is 407 Reservoir Road, just off Leetown Road in Leetown. To search for it on Internet mapping sites, enter 407 Reservoir Road, Kearneysville, WV.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have. 

    • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
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    What: 'Third Wednesday' Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Time: 7:30 am

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Beth Poole

    Join Beth Poole on her regularly scheduled 'Third Wednesday' bird walk at Cool Spring Preserve.

    The trails at Cool Spring preserve have a lot to offer! From well maintained foot paths to gorgeous views, the preserve's 12 acres is home to much wildlife. 

    Please meet by 7:30 am in the front parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

    Species likely to be seen at this time will include Yellow Breasted Chats, Yellow Warblers, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Carolina Chickadee, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Phoebe, Carolina Wren, and many more!

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills.

    If  you have questions or would like more information, contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    Children ages 12 and up will be welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather. Check www.potomacaudubon.org for trip cancelations. 


    • Sunday, July 22, 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD
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    What: Summer Bird Walk 

    Where: Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefield

    When: Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Time: 7:30 am

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Join Sandy Sagalkin for a summer bird walk at the Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm at Antietam National Battlefield. 

    The walk will take place on Sunday, July 22 at 7:30 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

    Participants should meet at Burnside Bridge parking area on the Antietam National Battlefield. 

    To get to the Burnside Bridge parking area, from Sharpsburg, head northeast towards Boonsboro.  Take the first right turn after leaving Sharpsburg onto Rodman, which takes you into the battlefield.  Turn left at the “T” and follow the road up the hill to the parking area.

    This trip is open to anyone regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged.

    The Final Attack Trail is located where the Union Army made its final advance to drive the Confederate Army from Maryland, only to be turned back by A.P. Hill's final Confederate counterattack. 

    It is also the location of Antietam National Battlefield's extensive work in the restoration and preservation of native grasslands in the Otto Farm Fields in the southwest corner of the battlefield. Sandy Sagalkin, working with Battlefield staff, has assisted the Battlefield in surveying the grassland birds in the area during the spring and summer of 2014. So far, they have counted 86 species that have used the area as a stopover or residence, including Blue Grosbeaks, Yellow-breasted Chats, Common Yellowthroats, Willow Flycatchers, Prairie Warblers and Grasshopper Sparrows.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water. 

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. Persons registering on the website will be notified by email by 9 p.m. of the previous day in the event of cancellation.  

    Please contact Sandy Sagalkin at sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.


    • Saturday, August 04, 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • USGS Fish Health Lab, 407 Reservoir Road (just off Leetown Road)
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    What: Summer Bird Walk 

    Where: USGS Fish Health Lab property (407 Reservoir Rd, just off Leetown Rd)

    When: Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Time: 7:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leaders: Bob Dean & Heather Walsh

    Join PVAS on a Summer Bird Walk at the USGS Fish Health Lab property! 

    Our expert birders are offering regular walks at the Fish Health Lab property and are excited with what it has to offer! The size is not excessively large, but the bird species are diverse and the quality of the wetland is excellent. The property has a mix of open ponds and woods; offering different species. The route is generally flat, with some gradual hills. 

    This bird walk is open to the public and children are welcome to attend with an adult. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged. 

    Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes and bring along drinking water, sun screen and insect repellent. 

    Binoculars will be provided if needed. 

    The address for the USGS Leetown Science Center is 407 Reservoir Road, just off Leetown Road in Leetown. To search for it on Internet mapping sites, enter 407 Reservoir Road, Kearneysville, WV.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have. 

    • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
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    What: Singing Insect Walk

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town

    When: Saturday evening, August 11, 2018

    Time: Meet at 7:30 PM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Wil Hershberger

    PMVN ReCert Eligible 

    Join Wil Hershberger, local insect expert, for an evening insect walk at Cool Spring Preserve. Listen and learn about the all the various insects we hear in the summer and early fall months. 

    Mr. Hershberger is coauthor of "The Songs of Insects", a book and audio CD published by Houghton-Mifflin Company. He is also the instructor of our very popular Birding 101 class.

    This walk is a family-oriented event that is especially popular with children, but anyone with an interest is welcome to participate.

    There is no fee (donations accepted) but space is limited and preregistration is required.

    The walking group will assemble at 7:30 p.m. at the parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve. 

    From the parking lot, Wil Hershberger will lead an exploration along the CSP trails passing through meadow, woodland and marsh. Insects likely to be encountered include tree crickets, several species of meadow katydids, one or two species of round-winged katydids, northern true katydids, oblong-wing katydids, and perhaps some bush katydids.  Last year, this very walk found the first documented occurrence of Long-spurred Meadow Katydid in Jefferson Co., WV. Hopefully, we will see them again, and who knows what else may be found.

    Those who wish to participate should bring a flashlight and be prepared (if you choose) to walk through high grass, weeds and marsh. Tucking pants legs into socks and spraying them with a DEET-based insect repellent is recommended.

    The walk will not take place if it is raining.

    Hershberger, who lives in Hedgesville, is one of the area's leading naturalists.

    He has been photographing and recording the natural world for more than a decade and his work has been published in magazines, calendars, and books.

    His recordings of birds, frogs and insects are archived at the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

    His website can be found at natureimagesandsounds.com

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

    • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
    Register

    What: 'Third Wednesday' Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Time: 7:30 am

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Beth Poole

    Join Beth Poole on her regularly scheduled 'Third Wednesday' bird walk at Cool Spring Preserve.

    The trails at Cool Spring preserve have a lot to offer! From well maintained foot paths to gorgeous views, the preserve's 12 acres is home to much wildlife. 

    Please meet by 7:30 am in the front parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

    Species likely to be seen at this time will include Yellow Breasted Chats, Yellow Warblers, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Carolina Chickadee, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Phoebe, Carolina Wren, and many more!

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills.

    If  you have questions or would like more information, contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    Children ages 12 and up will be welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather. Check www.potomacaudubon.org for trip cancelations. 


    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1146 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV
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    What: Natural History Workshop: Citizen Science: Butterfly Research

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town

    When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 

    Time: 10 am -  12 pm

    Cost: $15 for PVAS Members, $20 for general public

    Instructor: Joanne Langbee, Master Naturalist & Master Gardener

    PVMN Re-Cert Eligible

    Interested in Citizen Science and butterflies? This is the perfect opportunity for you!

    Join Joanne on Saturday, August 25 as she takes you through her step by step process of Citizen Science Butterfly Research both in the classroom and in the field. 

    Joanne's presentation will cover how the citizen science project of “Butterflies in Season” went from just identifying the butterflies at Lauritzen Gardens to a project that involves many different elements such as: How many total butterflies and species there are in the gardens, how many butterflies and species are in each garden, what plants the butterflies are nectaring on, when are the butterflies at their peak, how weather affects the number of butterflies, and how the numbers of each species compares from year to year. 

    In the classroom Joanne will go over the objectives, how the project has evolved, some of the results, surprises, types of spreadsheets, field guides, as well as how and when to butterfly.

    Joanne will then take to the field to provide visuals and hands-on learning about her Citizen Science project and guidelines on how to implement your own. 

    Joanne Langabee is a Master Naturalist and a Master Gardener. Since retiring in 2004, she has volunteered at Fontenelle Forest, Lauritzen Garden and for the city of Bellevue maintaining flower beds in the city parks. She is also on the Tree Board for Bellevue.  In 2007 – 2011 she tested EarthKind roses for Texas A & M.  Joanne started the “Butterflies in Season” project in 2015.

    Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along some drinking water. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this workshop. Children may attend when accompanied by an adult and registration is required.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have. 

    • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
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    What: 'Third Wednesday' Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Time: 7:30 am

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Beth Poole

    Join Beth Poole on her regularly scheduled 'Third Wednesday' bird walk at Cool Spring Preserve.

    The trails at Cool Spring preserve have a lot to offer! From well maintained foot paths to gorgeous views, the preserve's 12 acres is home to much wildlife. 

    Please meet by 7:30 am in the front parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

    Species likely to be seen include Yellow-billed Cuckoo, American Redstart, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and many more! There may be some migration in September including some warblers: Black and whites, Yellow-Throated and Slate-colored juncos. 

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills.

    If  you have questions or would like more information, contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    Children ages 12 and up will be welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather. Check www.potomacaudubon.org for trip cancelations. 


    • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Morgan County Board of Education Office Building, Berkeley Springs, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Public Program in Morgan County

    Where: Morgan County Board of Education Office, 247 Harrison Avenue, Berkeley Springs, WV

    When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Time: 7:00 pm

    Topic: When Trees Were Old - Humans and Environmental Change in the Potomac Watershed

    Presenter: Jim Cummins

    Cost: free

    PVMN Re-Cert Eligible

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society welcomes Jim Cummins. Jim will present "When Trees Were Old - Humans and Environmental Change in the Potomac Watershed". 

    Mr. Cummins is an ecologist with a natural interest in natural and human history and how they interplay. His geographic area of expertise is the Potomac watershed. He and his wife Nancy live in Bakerton, WV. 

    His presentation will focus on changes in the ecological landscape of the Potomac basin and vicinity from human contact to present, focusing on the period we know the most about - the landscape just prior to and after the 15th century European contact. 

    Jim Cummins is Formerly the Director of the Living Resources of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.  He has a Masters of Science (1985) in Biology from George Washington University.  His projects included biological assessments of streams in WV, MD, PA and DC, environmental flow studies, habitat restoration and fish passage, especially in regard to the Little Falls Dam near Washington, D.C. and a linked American shad stocking program with integrated student and volunteer involvement. Principal ecologist for Anacostia River restoration (urban/suburban impacts).  Authored “Flowing to the Future,” a 1995 plan for improving the North Branch, Potomac River which mitigating long-standing acidic mine drainage problems, developed an exceptional trout fishery, and helped improve the economy in that watershed (region).   Managed and was the primary author for a multi-disciplinary planning project which produced "The Potomac River Watershed Visions Report."   This report became the foundation for the nomination and eventual designation of the Potomac River as one of the nation's Heritage Rivers.

    Directions: 

    Morgan County Board of Education Office Building, 247 Harrison Avenue, Berkeley Springs, WV

    If traveling on Hwy 522, turn onto Williams Street (at the Train Station/H&R Block corner), then turn left off of Williams St. onto Harrison Avenue. The Board Office is located on the corner of Harrison Avenue and Goff Street. 

    There are a few parking spaces in the front of the building and a larger parking area around the back of the building (follow Goff St. to the back).

    You will enter the building from the front. We will have an Audubon sign pointing you in the correct direction as well as on the door.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
    Register

    What: 'Third Wednesday' Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Time: 7:30 am

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Beth Poole

    Join Beth Poole on her regularly scheduled 'Third Wednesday' bird walk at Cool Spring Preserve.

    The trails at Cool Spring preserve have a lot to offer! From well maintained foot paths to gorgeous views, the preserve's 12 acres is home to much wildlife. 

    Please meet by 7:30 am in the front parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

    Species likely to be seen in October include Rusty blackbird, Common Yellowthroat, Field Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, White-Throated and White-crowned sparrows. There will be some migration in October including warblers: Black and whites, Yellow-Throated and Slate-colored juncos.

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills.

    If  you have questions or would like more information, contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    Children ages 12 and up will be welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather. Check www.potomacaudubon.org for trip cancelations. 


    • Saturday, October 27, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whitings Neck Rd., Shepherdstown, WV
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    What: PVMN Fall Gathering 

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whitings Neck Road, just north of Shepherdstown, WV

    When: Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Time: 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM (come when you can)

    Contact: If you are able to help with the planning, set-up or clean-up, or with any questions, please contact Mary Lynn Robinson at mlrobinson90@gmail.com

    Plan to join us on Saturday, October 27 for the Potomac Valley Master Naturalist 2018 Fall Gathering at Yankauer Nature Preserve.

    We invite all Master Naturalists and their families to attend this fun filled day at Yankauer Nature Preserve.

    SCHEDULE (join us when you can):

    8:30 Bird Walk lead by Lynne Wiseman - meet at the pavilion

    Full day schedule will follow...

    Hope to see you at the 2018 PVMN Fall Gathering. Bring family and friends for a great time.

    Registration is encouraged in order to help with the planning of the day.

    For more information about  this Master Naturalist Gathering, please email Mary Lynn Robinson.

    Directions:

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Yankauer+Nature+Preserve/@39.4978666,-77.8495921,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcb3c2907c1a382f9!8m2!3d39.4978666!4d-77.8495921


    • Saturday, December 15, 2018
    • Jefferson County, WV
    What: Christmas Bird Count

    Where: Charles Town (Jefferson County)

    When: Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bob Dean bobdean52@gmail.com

    Christmas Bird Counts have been an Audubon Society tradition for over 100 years!  There are many ways that you can participate. 

    • Beginners may like counting birds at their feeders and reporting the results.  Please click here to check the map to see if you are in the Charles Town circle.  If so, then look for the Charles Town Tally Sheet, print the tally sheet out and keep track of your feeder birds on December 16.  The tally sheet can be mailed to PVAS P.O. Box 578 Shepherdstown WV 25443 or emailed to bobdean52@gmail.com.                                                             
    • Beginners may also like taking a more active role by joining a team of birders and heading out in the fields.    
    • More experienced birders may be interested in being on a team in the field; possibly partnering with novice birders and showing them what a Christmas Bird Count is all about!
    To participate or for questions contact Bob Dean:
     304-671-4995 or bobdean52@gmail.com

    Find more information here Christmas Bird Counts

    The Charles Town event focuses on Jefferson County.
    • Saturday, January 05, 2019
    • Berkeley County, WV
    What: Christmas Bird Count

    Where: Inwood WV (Berkeley County)

    When: Saturday, January 5, 2019

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bob Dean at bobdean52@gmail.com

    Christmas Bird Counts have been an Audubon Society tradition for over 100 years!
    There are many ways you can participate.
    • Beginners may like counting birds at their feeders and reporting the results.  Please click here to check the map to see if you are in the Inwood circle.  If so, then look for the Inwood Tally Sheet, print the tally sheet out and keep a tally of your feeder birds on January 5. The Tally Sheet can be  mailed to PVAS PO Box 578  Shepherdstown, WV 25443 or email it bobdean52@gmail.com.              
    • Beginners may also like taking a more active role by joining a team of birders and heading out in the fields
    • More experienced birders may be interested in being on a team in the field, possibly partnering with novice birders and showing them what a Christmas Bird Count is all about!
    To participate contact Bob Dean:
     304-671-4995 or bobdean52@gmail.com

    Find more information here Christmas Bird Counts

    The Circle for the Inwood Count is centered near Shanghai in Berkeley County and includes the west side of Martinsburg and Inwood to the east and the Stotler's Crossroads/Greenwood section of Morgan County to the west. 

Past events

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Bird Beats
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Bird Beats
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Art Inspired by Nature: Gathering
Sunday, May 13, 2018 CANCELED - Celebrate IMBD! Mother's Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail
Sunday, May 13, 2018 Celebrate IMBD! Mother's Day Bird Walk at USGS Fish Health Lab
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Celebrate IMBD! Sunrise Birdsong at Cool Spring Preserve
Friday, May 11, 2018 Celebrate IMBD! Spring Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Harper's Ferry National Park, Murphy's Farm
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: The Migration of the Monarch
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: Pollinators
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Celebrate IMBD! Bird & Nature Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Birds: Hidden Hazards
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Birds: Hidden Hazards
Monday, May 07, 2018 Celebrate IMBD! Warblers & Wildflowers Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Grabill Farm
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Celebrate IMBD! Cerulean Warbler Walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Ninth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon--Donations
Friday, May 04, 2018 Cool Spring Nature Play Space Volunteer Day
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Wee Naturalists: Bugs a Billion
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Spring Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Plant & Wildflower Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Introduction to Birding and Bird Walk
Saturday, April 28, 2018 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Spring Wildflowers of the Eastern Panhandle
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Volunteer Day: Tree Pruning, Removing Vines & Mulching
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, ANB
Friday, April 27, 2018 Mom's Club with Karisma "INSECTS!" Program
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Art Inspired by Nature: Gathering
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Pollinators
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Pollinators
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Spring Wildflower and Nature Walk on Ferry Hill Trail
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Wee Naturalists: Nature Sounds and Songs
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Edible Plants
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Edible Plants
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Spring Wildflower and Nature Walk at Yankauer Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 14, 2018 This Race Is For The Birds
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Spring Bird Walk at USGS Fish Health Lab
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Drones & Birds - How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are Changing Ornithology?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Public Program: When Trees Were Old - Humans and Environmental Change in the Potomac Watershed
Friday, April 06, 2018 "North America & Trees" Passport to Nature: Spring Break Library Program Series
Friday, April 06, 2018 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Thursday, April 05, 2018 "Australia & The Great Coral Reef" Passport to Nature: Spring Break Library Program Series
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 "The Arctic & Polar Bears" Passport to Nature: Spring Break Library Program Series
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 "South America & Rain Sticks" Passport to Nature: Spring Break Library Program Series
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Early Spring Nature Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 "Africa & Renewable Power" Passport to Nature: Spring Break Library Program Series
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Wee Naturalists: Eggs!
Monday, April 02, 2018 "Asia: Birds & Eggs" Passport to Nature: Spring Break Library Program Series
Monday, April 02, 2018 "Europe & City Gardens" Passport to Nature: Spring Break Library Program Series
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Art Inspired by Nature: Gathering
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Watershed Field Trip Volunteer Training
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Homeschool Watershed Program
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Bird Walk at Shenandoah University's Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Exploring Insects
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Exploring Insects
Monday, March 26, 2018 Miss Chanda Farris' Homeschool Hike at Eidolon Preserve
Saturday, March 24, 2018 CANCELLED-Early Spring Bird Walk at USGS Fish Health Lab
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Radical Raptors! Session 2
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Radical Raptors!
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Radical Raptors!
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Early-Spring Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County: Design Considerations: Functionality of Plants in a Garden
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Sustainable Food Choices
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Sustainable Food Choices
Friday, February 16, 2018 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Art Inspired by Nature: Gathering
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: The Behavioral Ecology of Birds; Implications for Conservation
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Wee Naturalists: Hoot Hoot for Owls
Monday, February 12, 2018 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Natural History Workshop: Diseases of Vernal Pools
Friday, February 09, 2018 Maintenance Day at Cool Spring
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Living with Nature: Discovering the Rich Potential of your Own Back Yard
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Sustainable Energy
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Sustainable Energy
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Winter Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property - CANCELLED
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Eidolon Winter Tree Identification
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Wee Naturalists: Groundhogs
Saturday, January 27, 2018 C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Art Inspired by Nature: Gathering
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Advocacy in Action Series
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Classifying Animals
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Classifying Animals
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Natural History Workshop: Tree Pruning
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Winter Bird Walk at USGS Fish Health Lab
Sunday, January 14, 2018 Winter Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: SkyTruth; Leveraging Remote Sensing and Spatial Science to Illustrate Environmental Issues
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Fossils
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Fossils
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Rescheduled for Jan 21 - Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Friday, January 05, 2018 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 It's All About Birds!
Monday, January 01, 2018 CANCELLED: First Day Hike
Saturday, December 30, 2017 Winter Tree Identification along the C&O Canal
Saturday, December 23, 2017 Winter Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail - CANCELLED
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Morgan Co. Christian Home School Group: Invasive Plants
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Winter Solstice Bird Walk
Saturday, December 16, 2017 Bird Walk as part of the Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 16, 2017 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Wee Naturalists: Critters in the Cold
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ag