PVAS Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 02, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 25, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV
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    What: Birding 101

    When:  Classroom Sessions:  Thursday evenings April 2, 9, 16 & 23
    Field Trips: Saturday mornings April 4, 11, 18 & 25

    Time:  Classroom Sessions: 7-9 p.m.
    Field Trips: Saturday mornings (typically 7am-12pm)

    Where: Classroom Sessions: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown WV, Room 114 IE
    Field Trips: various locations around the Panhandle

    *Price: $90  per person for PVAS Members and   $100 per person for the general public

    Workshop Leaders: Wil Hershberger and Bob Dean

    Birding 101 is tailored for beginning birders. It utilizes both classroom sessions and field trips to teach everything from bird identification to field etiquette to birding techniques and resources. This year the course will be taught by local birding experts Bob Dean and Wil Hershberger. An impressive collection of images and recordings, many captured by the instructors, enhance the course. 

     The classroom sessions are held in Room 114 Instructional East at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center just north of Shepherdstown. The field trips will be held at various locations around the Panhandle from roughly 7 a.m.–12 noon on the corresponding Saturdays (April  4, 11, 18 & 25).

    Class size will be limited to 24 participants. The course is open to people of all ages but children younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration is required. 

    *All but $50 of the registration fees will be refunded up to one week before the program begins. PVAS reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen issues. In this case, a full refund will be given.

    Please email any questions to Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or call 703-303-1026.
    • Friday, April 03, 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Claymont Mansion outside of Charles Town

    What: Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property

    Where: Claymont Mansion, outside of Charles Town

    When: Friday, April 3, 2015

    Time: 7:30 - 11:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

    Enjoy some spring birding with local birder and Master Naturalist, Joette Borzik. The walk will take place on the beautiful historic Claymont Mansion property outside of Charles Town.


    Please meet Joette at 7:30 AM at the Claymont entrance road where a wetland meets the access driveway. The entrance is located at 667 Huyett Road and is marked by a street sign that says "Claymont Mansion'. 

    This walk is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

    Early grassland breeders such as the Eastern meadowlark and Field sparrow may be seen and heard in addition to winter residents that have not yet departed for their summer breeding grounds.
     
    Registration is strongly encouraged.

    Dress accordingly for the weather, bring water, insect repellent sunscreen and a snack if needed. The group will walk for approximately 3 miles, but individuals may opt out at any time along the way
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    Binoculars will be available for loan if someone needs them.

    Please contact Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or pep4223@comcast.net with any questions you may have.

    The Claymont property, which totals about 300 acres, is home to the historic Claymont Mansion. The mansion, which was built in 1820 by George Washington's grand-nephew Bushrod Washington, is the largest of the Washington family homes and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property is owned and managed by the Claymont Society for Continuous Education and is used to host seminars and retreats for the public. The property has recently been entered into a conservation easement that ensures it will be protected from development. 
    • Wednesday, April 08, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville

    When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: The Emerald Ash Borer 

    Presenter: Shawn Walker, Licensed Tree Expert

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday April 8th at 7:00 for our regular monthly program.

    Local Master Naturalist, Certified Arborist and Licensed Tree Expert, Shawn Walker, will be presenting on the Emerald Ash Borer, how they are affecting trees in our area and things that you can do to protect your trees at home. 

    The Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle native to Asia and Eastern Russia. Outside its native range it is highly invasive and has a devastating impact on ash tree populations.
    The insect was first detected in the U.S. in Michigan in 2002. Scientists believe it probably first arrived here in the 1990s, in packing crates from Asia. By now it has spread and killed uncounted millions of trees throughout the Eastern U.S. and Canada, and as far west as Colorado and as far south as Georgia.
    It was first found in West Virginia in 2007 and is now a major problem here.

    Admission is free, no registration is needed and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    Directions: 

    Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430

    www.hospiceotp.org

    From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back. The office will be on your left (the inpatient will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

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

    • Thursday, April 16, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • State Arboretum of Virginia and Blandy Experimental Farm, Boyce, VA
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    What: Guided Walking Tour of the State Arboretum of Viginia

    Where: State Arboretum of Virginia and Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA

    When: Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    *Cost: $5 per person

    Tour Guide: Steve Carroll, Director of Public Programs

    PVAS Host: Debbie Maiorano

    Join Steven Carroll, Director of Public Programs at the State Arboretum of Virginia & Blandy Experimental Farm as he leads us on a tour of the Arboretum grounds.

    Mr. Carroll will guide the tour through the Arboretum collections and glorious displays of flowering trees, shrubs, the chestnut grove and wildflowers.

    Everyone is welcome on this tour, including children, however registration is required. 

    Dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes as this is a walking tour. The Arboretum grounds are mostly flat, however can be uneven in some places.

    If there is a light mist, the tour will take precede as scheduled however if there is a down pour, the event will be rescheduled.

    It is suggested, but not necessary, to bring binoculars if you have them.

    The Arboretum is located at 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA 22620. 

    Off US-17S/US - 50 E - there is an entrance sign into the Arboretum. Follow this around until you see the public parking lot. Please meet for the tour at the library.

    Debbie Maiorano will be meeting at the Food Lion of Inwood for anyone who would like to carpool. Meet/park by the main road as soon as you turn into the Food Lion lot. Meet at 9:00; leave by 9:15 as it is 30 minutes to the Arboretum from Food Lion. 

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

    Or visit blandy.virginia.edu

    * Registration fees are non-refundable. PVAS reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen issues and in this case, a full refund will be given.

    • Saturday, April 18, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve

    What: Annual Wildflower Festival at Yankauer Preserve

    When:  Saturday, April 18, 2015. Rain or Shine!

    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    This festival, which is held to coincide with the peak of the spring wildflower season, will include guided wildflower walks through the preserve for advanced and beginner/families.  Children's activities and refreshments will be located at the pavilion.  A StoryWalk will be posted on the Cedar Loop. 

    Guided walks will leave the pavilion on the hour, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  though visitors are welcome to explore the trails on their own as well. 

    A walk at 12 noon will be led by Dr. Carl Bell and designed for "advanced botanists" wishing to learn more about plant taxonomy. A similar walk by Joe Metzger will leave the pavilion about 1 p.m.  Both of these walks will be longer than the normal guided walks.

    Admission to all these events will be free and everyone is welcome. No pre-registration is required.

    For the seventh year in a row, the festival will also include a special Poetry Walk.  These poems, contributed by local poets, focus on spring themes and will be posted all along the preserve's Kingfisher trail where the majority of wildflowers are found.  Children are encouraged to submit artwork celebrating "Flowers of Spring" that will be posted at the pavilion.

    During early April, a wide variety of wildflowers should still be on display, including bloodroot, spring beauties, Dutchman's breeches, and rue anemone.

    The trails at Yankauer are primitive, so wear sturdy walking shoes. Please leave pets at home.  And thank you for leaving the wildflowers for all to enjoy!

    • Sunday, April 19, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whitings Neck Rd, Martinsburg WV
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    What: Natural History Workshop: Sharing Nature With Children
    When:  Sunday, April 19, 2015
    Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve
    Cost: $15.00 for general public
                $10.00 for PVAS members
    MN Re-Cert Eligible

    The grandchildren are coming for a week and you want to do more than just take them on a hike!  The kids want to go outside and you need some new ideas!  What to do?

    This workshop is designed to help adults learn new ways to share nature with their children,  grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or your favorite neighbor's child.  This session is being designed to give you specific techniques and activities for exploring the out-of-doors with children, especially in the spring and summer months.  None of the activities require special equipment and you can do them anywhere--in a park, on a trail, or in your own backyard.  At the end of the session, you'll be so prepared that you'll look like "Mother or Father Nature!"

    This session is designed for adults only, but you don't have to have your own children or grandchildren to take part.  A session on exploring during fall and winter is planned for the future.

    *Registration fees are non-refundable. PVAS reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen issues. In this case, a full refund will be given.

    Please contact Ellen Murphy at Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org for more information or questions.



    • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • North Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of Harpers Ferry National Park

    What: Celebrate Earth Day with a Bird Walk at North Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield

    Where: North Schoolhouse Ridge, Harpers Ferry National Park

    When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Time: 7:00 - 10:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Please join Deb Hale as she celebrate Earth Day with a bird walk in the North Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of the Harpers Ferry National Park.

    The walk will last two to three hours and involve about 2.5 miles of walking through woods and fields, with some hilly terrain.
    Likely species include lingering winter visitors, migrants, new arrivals and year-round birds like woodpeckers and raptors. Last year in late April, the bobolink made an appearance - perhaps this year he will make another appearance?

    Meet at 7:00 a.m. the North Schoolhouse Ridge parking area. From Route 340 west of Harpers Ferry, turn north onto Bakerton Road (County Route 27); proceed about three quarters of a mile to the parking area on the left. 

    Please dress for the weather and bring along drinking water.
    This event is open to the public and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend.

    Loaner binoculars will be available. For more info, contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346.

    Bird walk in the South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of the Harpers Ferry National Park. Will last two to three hours and involve about 3 miles of walking through woods and fields, with some hilly terrain. Likely species include winter visitors and year-round birds like woodpeckers and raptors. Meet at 8:00 a.m. the South Schoolhouse Ridge parking area. From Route 340 west of Harpers Ferry, turn south onto Millville Road (County Route 27) at the outdoor flea market; proceed 2 miles to parking area. If the gate is closed, pull off and park along the road. Loaner binoculars will be available. For more info, contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346. 

    What: Bird Walk at South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield

    Where: South Schoolhouse Ridge, Harpers Ferry National Park

    When: Wednesday, March 25th 2015

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Please join Deb Hale as she leads a bird walk in the South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of the Harpers Ferry National Park.

    The walk will last two to three hours and involve about 3 miles of walking through woods and fields, with some hilly terrain.

    Likely species include winter visitors and year-round birds like woodpeckers and raptors.

    Meet at 8:00 a.m. the South Schoolhouse Ridge parking area. From Route 340 west of Harpers Ferry, turn south onto Millville Road (County Route 27) at the outdoor flea market; proceed 2 miles to parking area. If the gate is closed, pull off and park along the road.

    Please dress for the weather and bring along drinking water.

    This event is open to the public and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend.

    Loaner binoculars will be available. For more info, contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346. 

    • Saturday, April 25, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

    What: 14th Annual This Race Is For The Birds

    Where: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

    When: Saturday, April 25

    Time: Day-of Registration 7:30 - 8:45 AM                Two timed races begin at 9:00 AM                                     2 Mile Jog/Walk begin at 9:05 AM                                   One Mile Kids Fun Run begins 10:45 AM

    Cost: 15K timed run $30                                                   8K timed run $25                                                                  2 Mile jog/walk $15                                                               One Mile Kids Fun Run is free

    Please visit www.raceforthebirds.org to register.

    Our RaceforBirds website will provide much information, however if you have further questions, please feel free to email race director Nan Johnson at race4birds@potomacaudubon.org

    • Saturday, April 25, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whitings Neck Rd, Martinsburg WV
    Price: Free
    When: Saturday April 25, 2015
    Time:  10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve
    Who: Everyone but especially families with children


    Bring your family to a nature-themed storytime and activity at Yankauer Preserve!  Meet other families in your community and enjoy the outdoors during these fun-filled programs.  The read aloud stories and activities are geared toward children 8 and younger, but everyone is welcome and will have a good time. 

    Join us first at the Yankauer Pavilion for a nature themed story, then take part in a nature activity.  Yankauer's trails are natural surface (dirt) with hills and rocks, so rugged strollers or packs are recommended for younger children.  Dress for the weather and closed-toed shoes are recommended.

    Pre-registration is required.

    Programs are generally rain or shine, but severe weather may force occasional cancellations.  Pre-registration will help us contact you in this unlikely event.

    Family Nature Tales is designed to encourage families to explore nature together and is funded by a grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation.  For more information, contact Ellen Murphy Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org

    • Sunday, April 26, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD
    What: Bird Walk

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

    When: Sunday, April 26, 2015

    Time: 8:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring this bird walk with the Washington County Bird Club.

    The walk will take place on Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

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

    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 70 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, sunblock and insect repellent. 

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy or steady 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 monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.



    • Monday, April 27, 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Wind Dance Farm in Morgan County
    What: Join in the celebration of International Migratory Birding Day with the Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk

    Where: Wind Dance Farm Home School in Morgan County

    When: Monday, April 27 at 8:30 a.m.
    (Rain Date will be Friday, May 1)

    Cost: free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    This is a wonderful opportunity to enhance a child's love of birds and nature.  What better way to get them excited about birds than to teach them first hand how to recognize birds, what birds need to survive and give them a better understanding of  'why birds matter'.

    The event is held at Wind Dance Farm home school in Morgan County and is open to the public.  

    Children should dress in layers, wear good walking shoes and expect to be outside.  It is also a good idea to pack a snack and drinking water for your child.   

    Please contact Sandy Sagalkin at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465 or Leslie Milbourne at winddancefarm.org or 304-258-4672 for details.
    • Saturday, May 02, 2015
    • Sunday, May 03, 2015
    • Eastern Panhandle • MD, WV, VA

    What: General Donation to support the May 2 & 3 Birdathon 

    Where: Throughout the Eastern Panhandle, MD, WV and VA

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring its sixth annual “Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" the weekend of May 2nd - 3rd.

    This is a general donation to support the program, Birdathon Team.  If you know the specific Team that you are supporting, you may enter the name during the donation process.

    Choose the amount you wish to donate and pay online. If you wish to donate a different amount or pay by check, you may send a check to Birdathon Donation, PVAS, PO Box 578, Shepherdstown WV 25443.  Checks should be payable to PVAS. You should enter the team name on the memo line of the check.

    Winners of the Birdathon will be announced in the PVAS newsletter and on the PVAS website.

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

    • Saturday, May 02, 2015
    • Sunday, May 03, 2015
    • Eastern Panhandle • MD, WV, VA

    What: Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon

    When: Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Time: All day Saturday and Sunday

    Cost: Free

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring its sixth annual “Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" the weekend of May 2-3.

    The Birdathon is named in honor of Ruth Ann Dean, who was a founding member and ardent supporter of PVAS, a Board member in the early years, and an avid birder.


    The event is open to all members of the public. It is a team event or a family activity. Birdwatchers at all levels of experience or expertise are invited to participate. Teams will compete to identify the highest numbers of bird species they find anywhere within Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan or Washington counties within any 24-consecutive-hour-period during the May 2nd - 3rd  weekend.

    Participants can choose to form their own teams, decide their team names and select their own leaders. Teams may consist of 2-5 members. If you don’t have a team, and want to participate, PVAS will help you find one.

    Another option is to participate individually or as a group in a "Big Sit." For the Big Sit, individuals identify, or a team identifies all birds they can see from within a 50-foot diameter circle of your choosing within the 24-consecutive-hour-period. They could choose their back porch, a circle within their backyard, or a 50 foot circle within a place they like to bird. They can invite friends and family to join them within the circle and make it a special event.

    Winners of the Birdathon and Big Sit will be announced in the PVAS newsletter and on the PVAS website.

    There is no entry fee, and registration is easy. You can register online here or contact the event coordinator, Sandy Sagalkin, at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465.

    For more information, go to the "Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" tab in the "Birding" section of this website. Questions? Contact Sandy.

    This is the one of a series of events PVAS is sponsoring this month to commemorate International Migratory Bird Day.

    • Saturday, May 02, 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Cacapon State Park, Berekely Springs, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Spring Gathering

    Where: Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Spring, WV

    When: Saturday, May 2 2015

    Time: 7:00 AM- 3:00 PM (come when you can)

    Contact: If you are able to help with the planning, set-up or clean-up, please contact Diana Pavlik pavlikdm@gmail.com

    Please RSVP to Diana Pavlik if you are able to attend and if possible, add what dish you will be bringing to share.

    pavlikdm@gmail.com

    The Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Committee is announcing the first annual Spring Gathering.

    We invite all Master Naturalists and their families to attend this fun filled day at Cacapon State Park.

    The schedule for the day is as follows: (more information and details will follow)
    • 7:00 AM Lynne Wiseman will lead a Bird Walk
    • Morning – Clark Dixon will lead a Dutch Oven Cooking Class
    • Morning – Phil King will lead an Edible Spring Plants Class
    • Lunch – Laura Clark will present on the Monarch Butterfly and a plan for their habitat restoration
    • Larry and Wanda will lead a discussion about the upcoming 10 year Anniversary of PVMN
    • After lunch activity is still in the works **
    • Melanie Snyder will lead some children’s activities

    For more information and to RSVP for this Master Naturalist Gathering, please email Diana Pavlik at pavlikdm@gmail.com


    • Sunday, May 03, 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • Morgan County, WV

    What: IMBD Bird Walk 

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County

    When: Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Time: 7:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS will sponsor an IMBD Bird Walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County on Sunday, May 3.

    The walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. and be led by local birding experts Jon Boone and Janet Ardam. It will be free, and anyone with an interest is invited to attend. No pre-registration is required.

    This will be a good opportunity to see a variety of migrating and year-round birds before trees are in full foliage.

    In particular, it will offer a chance to see the rare Cerulean Warbler, a species of concern that nests in considerable numbers at Eidolon at this time of year.

    Participants should wear sturdy walking shoes or boots, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring water and bug spray.

    For more information contact the Nature Niche store in Berkeley Springs at 304-258-0992 or natureniche@naturenichewv.com.

    • Sunday, May 03, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Eversweet Apiaries, 85 Everhart Drive Kearneysville, WV
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    What: Bee Seminar; Into to Honeybees, Honey and Beekeeping

    Where: Eversweet Apiaries, 85 Everhart Drive, Kearneysville, WV

    When: Sunday, May 3 2015

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Cost: free

    PVAS Host: Debbie Maiorano

    MN Re-Cert Eligible 

    Interested in learning about Honeybees? Honey? Beekeeping? Join us for this fascinating field trip to a local Apiary.

    The beginning of May is an excellent time to visit as the bees are very active in the observation hive.  Enjoy honey taste testing as well as:

    • Learn bee biology and social organization of the hive
    • How bees collect their food (pollen & honey)
    • Different honey varieties
    • Learn how honey is extracted
    • Learn about raw honey and its benefits
    • Different problems facing honeybees explained
    • Learn why honeybees are important to us
    • Learn how you can help honeybees
    • Tips to becoming a beekeeper

    This field trip is open to the public and children are welcome however registration is required. 

    The trip will take place rain or shine as weather is not a factor.

    Directions to Eversweet Apiaries:

    From Shepherdstown take Hwy 480 (Kearneysville Pike) towards Kearneysville. Take the first right after crossing Hwy 115 (the old Rt. 9) onto Bitner Lane. Take a left onto Everhart Drive. Eversweet Apiaries will be on your left.

    http://www.eversweetapiaries.com/

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

    • Monday, May 04, 2015
    • 7:00 AM
    • C&O Canal Shepherdstown
    What: IMBD Bird Walk

    Where: C&O Canal Shepherdstown

    When: Monday, May 4, 2015

    Time: 7:00 a..m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Lynne Wiseman

    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Birding Day with a Bird Walk on the C&O Canal.

    Join Lynne Wiseman at 7:00 AM on Monday, May 4th at the large C&O Canal parking lot near the Shepherstown railroad bridge.

    There is no fee for this event and it is open to the public. Birders of all levels are encouraged to participate. Binoculars will be available to those who do not have their own.

    Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy walking shoes and bring drinking water.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.  

    Please contact Lynne Wiseman at 304-676-2725 with any questions you may have.  

    More information on International Migratory Birding Day can be found at potomacaudubon.org/IMBD.html

    • Tuesday, May 05, 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Altona Marsh in Jefferson County

    What: IMBD Bird Walk 

    Where: Altona Marsh in Jefferson County

    When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    Time: 7:30 - 11:00 AM

    Trip Leader: Jim Farley

    Cost: Free however registration is required

    Join Jim Farley as he celebrates International Migratory Bird Day with a bird walk at Altona Marsh in Jefferson County. 

    Altona Marsh is a rare, 70 acre marl wetland protected by a Nature Conservancy easement. It is a good site for birding not only because it offers a rich variety of species, but also because the terrain offers easy viewing. 

    Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Altona Marsh.

    To access the marsh from Charles Town, WV, follow Route 51 (Middleway Pike) West for approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Piedmont Drive, which is a dirt road.  Park on Piedmont Lane along the road edge so as not to block driving access of the road. Meet the trip leader on the dirt road before approaching the railroad tracks.

    Altona Marsh is free however requires registration.

    In addition, at the beginning of the trip, participants will need to sign a waiver and release as the walk is through a protected site with access issues. 

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children ages 12 and up are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

    The group will be looking for migrating waterfowl and resident species.
    Loaner binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    Dress for the weather, including sturdy footwear, and bring drinking water.  The trip may be canceled in the event of bad weather.

    For further information, contact Jim Farley at  540-686-2056  or at jamesfarley@frontiernet.net


    • Wednesday, May 06, 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Western Berkeley County

    What:  IMBD Bird Walk 

    Where: Western Berkeley  County

    When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    Time: 7:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Bob Dean

    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day with a Bird Walk in Western Berkeley Count.

    Local bird expert, Bob Dean, will be leading this bird walk.

    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 the Food Lion on Route 9 just east of Hedgesville. From there, participants will carpool to either Sleepy Creek or Bob's saw-whet owl banding area. The venue will be decided prior to departing the Food Lion parking lot.

    Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring along drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. There will be some walking involved with some moderate inclines. 

    Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.  

    For more information, please feel free to contact trip leader Bob Dean at bobdean52@gmail.com or Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    More information on International Migratory Bird Day can be found at potomacaudubon.org/IMBD.html

    • Thursday, May 07, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve

    What:  IMBD Bird Walk 

    Where: Stauffer's Marsh, Berkeley County's Back Creek Valley

    When: Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Time: 8:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Steve Hartman

    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day with a Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh.

    Steve Hartman will be leading this bird walk at Stauffer's Marsh on  at 8:00 a.m.  

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

    Participants should meet in the parking area at the north end of the Marsh.  The Preserve is located in Back Creek Valley, one-half mile south of Shanghai, on the east side of Back Creek Valley Road 
    (County Route 7).  

    The preserve is only 46 acres in size, so the distances to be walked are not great.  However, the terrain will include wet meadows and marshlands, as well as dry areas, so waterproof footwear is strongly recommended.  

    Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring along drinking water. Because ticks can be a problem at the Marsh, bug spray is recommended.

    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.

    More information on International Migratory Bird Day can be found at potomacaudubon.org/IMBD.html

    • Friday, May 08, 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Murphy's Farm at Harpers Ferry National Park

    What: IMBD Bird Walk

    Where: Murphy Farm, Harper's Ferry National Park

    When: Friday, May 8, 2015

    Time: 7:00 -10:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day with a Bird Walk at Murphy's Farm, Harper's Ferry National Park.  

    Deb Hale will be leading this birding trip at Murphy's Farm on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 a.m.  

    This event is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills, however registration is strongly encouraged.  

    Participants should plan to meet at the Park's main Visitors Center off Route 340.  Please note that the Park Service will charge a fee of $10 per vehicle to enter the Park unless you have an annual Park pass or a NPS Golden Eagle pass.  

    This trip will involve about 2 miles of moderate hiking, mostly through fields.  Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring along drinking water.

    Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    Please contact trip leader Deb Hale at 304-535-2346 or debhale72@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

    More information on International Migratory Bird Day can be found at potomacaudubon.org/IMBD.html

    • Saturday, May 09, 2015
    • 7:00 AM
    • Maryland MVA, 18306 Col. Henry K. Douglas Dr., Hagerstown
    What: IMBD Bird Walk

    Where: Sideling Hill, Washington County, MD

    When: Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Time: 7:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day with a Bird Walk at Sideling Hill. 

    This bird walk is co-sponsored by PVAS and Washington County Bird Club. 

    This event is free and open to the public, regardless of your birding skills, however registration is strongly encouraged. Binoculars will be provided if needed.

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

    Meet at 7 AM in the upper parking lot of Maryland MVA, 18306 Col. Henry K. Douglas Dr., Hagerstown, MD (off Rt. 65, just south of US 70).  

    Please feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions you may have.  

    Sandy Sagalkin can be reached at 240-291-6465 or monsansagalkin@myactv.net.  

    More information about International Migratory Birding Day can be found at potomacaudubon.org/IMBD.html


    • Sunday, May 10, 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD
    What: IMBD Mother's Day Bird Walk

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

    When: Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time: 7:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Join Sandy Sagalkin on a Mother's Day Bird Walk at the beautiful Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm at Antietam National Battlefield. 

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring this bird walk with the Washington County Bird Club.

    The walk will take place on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10 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. 

    This trip is open to anyone regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome and encouraged to bring their mothers for a relaxing morning of birding!

    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 70 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, sunblock and insect repellent. 

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy or steady 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 monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.



    • Sunday, May 10, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Eidolon Nature Preserve, Morgan County

    What: Plant Walk (First in a series of three walks)

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve, Morgan County

    When: Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Walk Leader: Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is one of three planned walks that will offer unique opportunities to participate in a systematic effort to compare the plants growing now on the Eidolon property to those recorded there as far back as 70 years ago.

    The Eidolon property was purchased in 1945 by Louis and Marguerite Zapoleon. Over several decades, Mrs. Marguerite Zapoleon documented plants and animals which she had seen on the property. According to Mrs. Zapoleon's wishes, it became a nature preserve after she passed away in 2003. 

    For more than 5 decades, Mrs. Zapoleon kept careful records of the plants and animals she had seen on the property. These records survived (they can be found on the PVAS website) and the planned series of walks will attempt to relocate the 600 species of plants that Mrs. Zapoleon recorded. Those plants include 30 very rare species (of these, Mr. Metzger has only seen 4).

    The walks are scheduled for May 10, July 12 and September 13. You may choose to participate in just one or all three. 

    The walks are co-sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society.

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend, however registration is strongly encouraged. Registration for each of the walks is separate and all walks can be found chronologically on the website calendar under Events Calendar. 

    Please dress for the weather, bring bug spray, sun screen, drinking water and a sack lunch. You may also like to have along a camera and binoculars. 

    Meet in the parking lot at Eidolon Nature Preserve at 10:00 a.m. The preserve is located on Sideling Hill Mountain Northwest of Great Cacapon. Directions to Eidolon Nature Preservce can be found on potomacaudubon.org under the blue Welcome tab/Nature Preserves.

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


    What: Plant Walk (First in a series of three walks)

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    When: Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Walk Leader: Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is a very unique opportunity to participate in a thorough comparison of what has previously been recorded on Eidolon's property versus what is currently found during the 2015 growing season.

     

    What:Plant Walk (First in a series of three walks)

    Where:Eidolon Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    When:Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time:10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Walk Leader:Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is a very unique opportunity to participate in a thorough comparison of what has previously been recorded on Eidolon's property versus what is currently found during the 2015 growing season.

    What:Plant Walk (First in a series of three walks)

    Where:Eidolon Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    When:Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time:10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Walk Leader:Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is a very unique opportunity to participate in a thorough comparison of what has previously been recorded on Eidolon's property versus what is currently found during the 2015 growing season.

    • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, WV
    What: IMBD Bird Walk 

    Where: Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry Nat'l Park

    When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Time: 7:00 - 9:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Join Deb Hale on the final bird walk of the International Migratory Bird Week Celebration. 

    Deb's walk will take place in the Bolivar Heights section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, May 13.

    The trip will begin at 7:00 AM and last two hours. 

    The event is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children will be welcome. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants will meet at the Bolivar Heights parking area. 

    Directions: from the Route 340 traffic light at the entrance to the National Park, turn north onto Washington Street and follow it for about 1/4 mile, then turn north again (left) onto Whitman Avenue; the parking area is at the top of the hill.

    The Bird Walk will walk the whole section of Bolivar Heights ridge looking and listening for spring warblers and other migrating birds and new arrivals.

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

    For more information, please contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346.
    • Saturday, May 16, 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
    • 17
    What: Bird Walk

    Where:  National Conservation Training Center

    When: Saturday, May 16 2015 (register by May 13)

    Time: 7:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Jim Farley

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding trip to the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown on Saturday, May 16.

    The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, but space will be limited and registration by Wednesday, May 13 is required. Children will be welcome.

    For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    The Center's 538-acre campus is not normally open to the public, so this is a wonderful opportunity to visit the campus and enjoy their trails while birding. 

    The campus contains a mix of fields and forest, providing  good habitat for a rich variety of bird species such as sparrows, juncos, raptors, bluebirds, woodpeckers and waterfowl. One of the highlights of the bird walk is observing NCTC's active eagle nest. 

    The trip will last about three and a half hours and involve walking about two miles over moderate terrain.

    Everyone should plan to wear comfortable walking or hiking boots that can protect against possible muddy trails and dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions. It is also a good idea to bring along sunscreen and drinking water.

    PVAS will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

    The trip may be cancelled if there is bad weather.

    • Sunday, May 17, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville WV
    • 17

    What: Natural History of the Timber Rattlesnake

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Educational Room

    When: Sunday, May 17, 2015

    Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    *Cost: $15 for general public, $10 for PVAS members

    Workshop Leader: W.H. Martin

    PVAS Host: Debbie Maiorano

    MN Re-Cert Eligible 

    Join us for this absolutely fascinating Natural History Workshop on the Timber Rattlesnake.

    W. H. Martin, ecologist, is lead author and co-editor of "The Timber Rattlesnake Conservation Action Plan", a multi-authored (over 50 authors) volume which is being written in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Mr. Martin will share his expert knowledge about the snake's life history, seasonal activities and habitats.

    The Workshop is open to anyone with an interest, however registration is required. Registration will be limited to 30 participants.

    Directions to Hospice of the Panhandle:

    Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430 (across the street from the Kearneysville Food Lion)

    www.hospiceotp.org

    From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz. Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back. The office will be on your left (the inpatient will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door.

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

    *Fees are non-refundable

    • Saturday, May 23, 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD
    What: Bird Walk

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

    When: Saturday, May 23 2015

    Time: 7:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring this bird walk with the Washington County Bird Club.

    The walk will take place on Saturday, May 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. 

    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 70 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, sunblock and insect repellent. 

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy or steady 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 monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.



    • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Eidolon Nature Preserve, Morgan County
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    What: Fern Walk 

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County

    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015

    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leaders: Sandra Bloom & Cheryl Jennings

    PVAS Host: Debbie Maiorano

    MN Re-Cert Eligible

    Join Potomac Valley Master Naturalists Cheryl Jennings and Sandra Bloom for a hands-on botanical field experience at the Eidolon Nature Preserve.  

    Participants will:

    1. Review the natural history of ferns and how they are unique as a plant group.

     2. Learn plant structures and botanical terms to effectively use field guides and identification keys.

     3. Practice botanical observation skills while appreciating the diversity of ferns growing at Eidolon.

     This event is open to anyone with an interest however it will be limited to 15 participants and registration is required. 

    Bring a hand lens if you have one. A field guide may be helpful but not necessary; reference material will be provided.

    Please dress for the prevailing weather conditions, wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and bring along drinking water and bug spray. 

    Participants can meet in the parking lot at Eidolon Nature Preserve. The Preserve is located at the top of Sideling Hill Mountain, on Orleans Road, southwest of Great Cacapon. Detailed directions can be found on this website under Nature Preserves.

    If you are interested in carpooling to Eidolon, meet Debbie Maiorano at the Food Lion parking lot in Inwood at 7:15. She will depart at 7:30 a.m. for Eidolon.

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


    • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whitings Neck Rd, Martinsburg WV
    Price: Free
    When: Saturday May 30, 2015
    Time:  10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve
    Who: Everyone but especially families with children


    Bring your family to a nature-themed storytime and activity at Yankauer Preserve!  Meet other families in your community and enjoy the outdoors during these fun-filled programs.  The read aloud stories and activities are geared toward children 8 and younger, but everyone is welcome and will have a good time. 

    Join us first at the Yankauer Pavilion for a nature themed story, then take part in a nature activity.  Yankauer's trails are natural surface (dirt) with hills and rocks, so rugged strollers or packs are recommended for younger children.  Dress for the weather and closed-toed shoes are recommended.

    Pre-registration is required.

    Programs are generally rain or shine, but severe weather may force occasional cancellations.  Pre-registration will help us contact you in this unlikely event.

    Family Nature Tales is designed to encourage families to explore nature together and is funded by a grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation.  For more information, contact Ellen Murphy Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org

    • Monday, June 01, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 05, 2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 10

    When: July 20-24, 2015 

    The dates for this session have been changed. This session will not be held until July

    To register for Out of the Nest, please go to the new session, listed in chronological order in the Calendar of Events.

    Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Explore the natural world together with your child through circle time, short hikes, crafts, hands-on nature exploration, and stories.  Every day is a different nature theme! 

    Dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts are available in Youth sizes, including XS.  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Saturday, June 06, 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 4

    Price: $30 per camper (includes T-shirt)

    Training Date: June 6, 2015

    Time:  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Teens, entering 7th grade and older (ages 12-17), who have an interest in working with younger campers and serving as assistants to the camp staff may be selected to work as Junior Staff, either at Yankauer Preserve or the Peter Burr Farm. 

    All Junior Staff MUST attend training on Saturday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. at Yankauer Preserve. The training will cover learning about being a camp leader, work ethics, and how to be a great counselor. 

    Those who register for the training will be sent an information sheet which will provide more background on your experience working with children and preference on camp session dates.

    After completing the training, junior staff will be invited to volunteer for a week at camp with the possibility of being asked back for additional weeks.  Junior staff positions are limited each week.

    Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent. 

    Junior staff will be provided with one camp T-Shirt so please do not order one during this registration process (unless you want multiple shirts).  We will contact you concerning your preferred size.  T-shirts are available in Youth and Adult sizes.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.

    • Monday, June 08, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 12, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 4

    Price: $150 per camper members/ $175 non-members

    When: June 8-12, 2015

    Ages: 6-12

    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Are you the one who will be THE survivor?  Learn the importance of shelter, water, fire, food, and safety in the wild. Learn basic survival skills including building shelter, solar cooking, checking the weather, and being safe in the woods.  Learn knot-tying and play challenge games in the great outdoors while you build your fort!

    Dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.  If your child is attending multiple camp sessions, you need to order a shirt only one time, unless you want multiple shirts.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Monday, June 08, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 12, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Waiting List Only

    Price: No cost for waiting list
    When:
    June 8-12, 2015
    Age: 6-12

    Although this session is currently full, we maintain a waiting list so that campers can be contacted when openings occur.  No money is required to be on the waiting list.  Campers are contacted in the order they register for the waiting list.

    Although there are not guarantees that you will placed in a spot, it's worth your time to be on the waiting list.  In past years, almost every camper on a waiting list has been placed in a session.

    Waiting List campers are welcome to order a T-Shirt, but all shirts must be ordered and paid for in advance.  Contact Ellen Murphy (Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org) to make arrangements.  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15.


    • Monday, June 15, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 19, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 15

    Price: $150 per camper members/ $175 per camper non-members

    When: June 15-19, 2015

    Ages: 6-12

    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    What's under your feet?  Bugs and slugs and worms and roots and rocks and holes!  Spend the week digging in the dirt, looking for what lies beneath the soil, and investigating the wildlife living there.  You can even try to make an ant get lost!  Your fort will be your "home in the woods" as you go exploring!

    Dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.  If your child is attending multiple camp sessions, you need to order a shirt only one time, unless you want multiple shirts.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Monday, June 22, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 26, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Price: $150 per camper members/ $175 per camper non-members

    When: June 22-26, 2015

    Ages: 6-12

    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Are you the one who will be THE survivor?  Learn the importance of shelter, water, fire, food, and safety in the wild. Learn basic survival skills including building shelter, solar cooking, checking the weather, and being safe in the woods.  Learn knot-tying and play challenge games in the great outdoors while you build your fort!

    Dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.  If your child is attending multiple camp sessions, you need to order a shirt only one time, unless you want multiple shirts.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Monday, June 22, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 26, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Shepherdstown
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Price: $200 per camper members/ $225 per camper non-members

    When: June 22-26, 2015

    Ages: 11-13 (entering grades 6-8)

    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

    Where: Shepherdstown

    Spend this week in and around Shepherdstown, creating a techno trail that highlights nature and history in town.  Using QR codes, letterboxing, and other technology, you'll set up a trail that others can follow.

    Dress in clothes and shoes for lots of walking in town.  Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.  If you have use of a tablet or smartphone, you may be using it during the week.

    T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.  If your child is attending multiple camp sessions, you need to order a shirt only one time, unless you want multiple shirts.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to the site, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Monday, June 22, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 26, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Shepherdstown WV

    Waiting List Only

    Price: No cost for waiting list
    When:
    June 22-26, 2015
    Age: 11-13

    Although this session is currently full, we maintain a waiting list so that campers can be contacted when openings occur.  No money is required to be on the waiting list.  Campers are contacted in the order they register for the waiting list.

    Although there are not guarantees that you will placed in a spot, it's worth your time to be on the waiting list.  In past years, almost every camper on a waiting list has been placed in a session.

    Waiting List campers are welcome to order a T-Shirt, but all shirts must be ordered and paid for in advance.  Contact Ellen Murphy (Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org) to make arrangements.  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15.


    • Monday, June 22, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 26, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Waiting List Only

    Price: No cost for waiting list
    When:
    June 22-26, 2015
    Age: 6-12

    Although this session is currently full, we maintain a waiting list so that campers can be contacted when openings occur.  No money is required to be on the waiting list.  Campers are contacted in the order they register for the waiting list.

    Although there are not guarantees that you will placed in a spot, it's worth your time to be on the waiting list.  In past years, almost every camper on a waiting list has been placed in a session.

    Waiting List campers are welcome to order a T-Shirt, but all shirts must be ordered and paid for in advance.  Contact Ellen Murphy (Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org) to make arrangements.  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15.


    • Monday, June 22, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 26, 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Shepherd University
    • 2

    Price: $200 per camper members/ $225 non-members

    When: June 22-26, 2015

    Time: 9:00am–4:00pm

    Where: Shepherd University Center for Contemporary Arts Computer Lab

    Ages: 14-18 (entering grades 9-12)

    Learn the basics of digital photography, even if you’ve never held a camera!   Learn how to take the BEST pictures, then download the images to a computer and edit them.  Much of each day is spent outside taking pictures!  A Nikon 35mm digital SLR cameras is provided for your use during the week! 

    This session is held at Shepherd University's Contemporary Arts Center. 



    • Saturday, June 27, 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD
    What: Bird Walk

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

    When: Saturday, June 27, 2015

    Time: 7:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring this bird walk with the Washington County Bird Club.

    The walk will take place on Saturday, June 27 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. 

    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 70 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, sunblock and insect repellent. 

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy or steady 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 monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.



    • Monday, June 29, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, July 02, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 4

    Price: $125 per camper members/ $150 non-members     

    Ages: 6-12                                                                                           

    When: June 29-July 2, 2015 (4 days)

    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Lots of things fly!  Some have feathers, some are mammals, some drive us crazy (like stinkbugs), but they are all fascinating.  Learn to identify a bird by its call, play Bat and Moth to practice your echolocation and go on an evening adventure to listen for owls and look for bats.  On Thursday July 2, camper families can join us for an evening campfire and walk on the Kingfisher Trail when it gets dark.  (No camp Friday July 3rd.)

    Dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.  If your child is attending multiple camp sessions, you need to order a shirt only one time, unless you want multiple shirts.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Monday, July 06, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, July 10, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Jefferson County and Spruce Knob, WV

    PVAS is pleased to let our friends know about Cacapon Institute's Stream Scholars Camp for middle school students.

    Stream Scholars will meet, learn, and work with youth from across the Potomac Headwaters as they use field techniques and laboratory equipment to test water quality in the Cacapon and Potomac Rivers. Scholars explore West Virginia’s connection to the Chesapeake Bay and learn the important role we all play in protection local waters and the Bay. Learn stream sampling protocols in Jefferson County, take a canoe trip, then travel to The Mountain Institute at Spruce Knob WV for more adventure and learning!

    Designed for middle school-aged students.

    Cost is $200.  Scholarships are available.


    For complete information and registration information, visit Cacapon Institute's website, www.cacaponinstitute.org
    • Monday, July 06, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 10, 2015
    • 1:30 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 4

    Price: $125 per camper members; $150 non-members

    When: July 6-10, 2015

    Time: 9:00am–1:30pm

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Just for campers who are ready to come to camp, but for a shorter day without a parent.  Explore insects, mammals, birds, and the forest through hands-on activities in a safe environment. 

    Dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring water in a water bottle, a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Monday, July 06, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 10, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Peter Burr Farm
    • 10

    Price: $150 per camper members/ $175 non-members

    When: July 6-10, 2015

    Ages: 6-12

    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

    Where: Peter Burr Farm

    Monarchs are the kings and queens, but there are many, many different butterflies that visit us each year.  Learn about butterflies and their life cycle, play butterfly games, work on butterfly craft projects, look for caterpillars, use the net to collect butterflies, and help raise some butterflies at camp.

    Dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.  If your child is attending multiple camp sessions, you need to order a shirt only one time, unless you want multiple shirts.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Sunday, July 12, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Eidolon Nature Preserve, Morgan County

    What: Plant Walk 

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve, Morgan County

    When: Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Walk Leader: Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is the second of three planned walks that will offer unique opportunities to participate in a systematic effort to compare the plants growing now on the Eidolon property to those recorded there as far back as 70 years ago.

    The walks are scheduled for May 10, July 12 and September 13. You may choose to participate in just one or all three. 

    The Eidolon property was purchased in 1945 by Louis and Marguerite Zapoleon. Over several decades, Mrs. Marguerite Zapoleon documented plants and animals which she had seen on the property. According to Mrs. Zapoleon's wishes, it became a nature preserve after she passed away in 2003. 

    For more than 5 decades, Mrs. Zapoleon kept careful records of the plants and animals she had seen on the property. These records survived (they can be found on the PVAS website) and the planned series of walks will attempt to relocate the 600 species of plants that Mrs. Zapoleon recorded. Those plants include 30 very rare species (of these, Mr. Metzger has only seen 4).

    The walks are co-sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society.

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend, however registration is strongly encouraged. Registration for each of the walks is separate and all walks can be found chronologically on the website calendar under Events Calendar. 

    Please dress for the weather, bring bug spray, sun screen, drinking water and a sack lunch. You may also like to have along a camera and binoculars. 

    Meet in the parking lot at Eidolon Nature Preserve at 10:00 a.m. The preserve is located on Sideling Hill Mountain Northwest of Great Cacapon. Directions to Eidolon Nature Preserve can be found on potomacuadubon.org under the blueWelcome tab/ Nature Preserves.

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


    What: Plant Walk (First in a series of three walks)

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    When: Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Walk Leader: Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is a very unique opportunity to participate in a thorough comparison of what has previously been recorded on Eidolon's property versus what is currently found during the 2015 growing season.

     

    What:Plant Walk (First in a series of three walks)

    Where:Eidolon Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    When:Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time:10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Walk Leader:Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is a very unique opportunity to participate in a thorough comparison of what has previously been recorded on Eidolon's property versus what is currently found during the 2015 growing season.

    What:Plant Walk (First in a series of three walks)

    Where:Eidolon Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    When:Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time:10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Walk Leader:Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is a very unique opportunity to participate in a thorough comparison of what has previously been recorded on Eidolon's property versus what is currently found during the 2015 growing season.

    • Monday, July 13, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 17, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Peter Burr Farm
    • 2

    Price: $150 per camper members/ $175 non-members

    When: July 13-17, 2015

    Ages: 6-12

    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

    Where: Peter Burr Farm

    What was life like 200 years ago?!  Make a cornhusk doll, investigate the animals that provided food, make your own bread, butter, and yogurt cheese, weave on a lap loom, make berry ink and write with a quill.  After that, play pioneer games, make your own dice, and maybe even make a bone whistle.

    Dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.  If your child is attending multiple camp sessions, you need to order a shirt only one time, unless you want multiple shirts.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Monday, July 13, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 17, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 8

    Price: $150 per camper members/ $175 non-members

    When: July 13-17, 2015

    Ages: 6-12

    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Are you the one who will be THE survivor?  Learn the importance of shelter, water, fire, food, and safety in the wild. Learn basic survival skills including building shelter, solar cooking, checking the weather, and being safe in the woods.  Learn knot-tying and play challenge games in the great outdoors while you build your fort!

    Dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.  If your child is attending multiple camp sessions, you need to order a shirt only one time, unless you want multiple shirts.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Monday, July 20, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 24, 2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 8

    Price: $50 per first camper/adult members;                               $75 per first camper/adult non-member;                                        $10 for additional child

    When: July 20-24, 2015

    Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Explore the natural world together with your child through circle time, short hikes, crafts, hands-on nature exploration, and stories.  Every day is a different nature theme! 

    Dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts are available in Youth sizes, including XS.  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.

    **Please Note:  If you wish to register a second child who is under age 2 (no charge), please contact Ellen Murphy (Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org) first.  We don't want you to have to pay more than you should!

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Monday, July 20, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 24, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Martinsburg
    • 8

    Price: $200 per camper members/ $225 per camper non-members

    When: July 20-24, 2015

    Ages: 11-13 (entering grades 6-8)

    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

    Where: Martinsburg

    Spend this week in and around Martinsburg, creating a techno trail that highlights nature and history in town.  Using QR codes, letterboxing, and other technology, you'll set up a trail that others can follow.

    Dress in clothes and shoes for lots of walking in town.  Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent.  If you have use of a tablet or smartphone, you may be using it during the week.

    T-shirts must be ordered by May 15 to ensure delivery at camp.  If your child is attending multiple camp sessions, you need to order a shirt only one time, unless you want multiple shirts.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to the site, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.
    • Saturday, July 25, 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD
    What: Bird Walk

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

    When: Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Time: 7:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring this bird walk with the Washington County Bird Club.

    The walk will take place on Saturday, July 25 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. 

    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 70 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, sunblock and insect repellent. 

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy or steady 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 monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.



    • Sunday, September 13, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Eidolon Nature Preserve, Morgan County

    What: Plant Walk 

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve, Morgan County

    When: Sunday, September 13, 2015

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Walk Leader: Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is the third of three planned walks that will offer unique opportunities to participate in a systematic effort to compare the plants growing now on the Eidolon property to those recorded there as far back as 70 years ago.

    The walks are scheduled for May 10, July 12 and September 13. You may choose to participate in just one or all three. 

    The Eidolon property was purchased in 1945 by Louis and Marguerite Zapoleon. Over several decades, Mrs. Marguerite Zapoleon documented plants and animals which she had seen on the property. According to Mrs. Zapoleon's wishes, it became a nature preserve after she passed away in 2003. 

    For more than 5 decades, Mrs. Zapoleon kept careful records of the plants and animals she had seen on the property. These records survived (they can be found on the PVAS website) and the planned series of walks will attempt to relocate the 600 species of plants that Mrs. Zapoleon recorded. Those plants include 30 very rare species (of these, Mr. Metzger has only seen 4).

    The walks are co-sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society.

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend, however registration is strongly encouraged. Registration for each of the walks is separate and all walks can be found chronologically on the website calendar under Events Calendar. 

    Please dress for the weather, bring bug spray, sun screen, drinking water and a sack lunch. You may also like to have along a camera and binoculars. 

    Meet in the parking lot at Eidolon Nature Preserve at 10:00 a.m. The preserve is located on Sideling Hill Mountain Northwest of Great Cacapon. Directions to Eidolon Nature Preserve can be found on potomacaudubon.org under the blue Welcome tab/Nature Preserves.

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


    What: Plant Walk (First in a series of three walks)

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    When: Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Walk Leader: Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is a very unique opportunity to participate in a thorough comparison of what has previously been recorded on Eidolon's property versus what is currently found during the 2015 growing season.

     

    What:Plant Walk (First in a series of three walks)

    Where:Eidolon Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    When:Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time:10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Walk Leader:Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is a very unique opportunity to participate in a thorough comparison of what has previously been recorded on Eidolon's property versus what is currently found during the 2015 growing season.

    What:Plant Walk (First in a series of three walks)

    Where:Eidolon Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    When:Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Time:10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Walk Leader:Joe Metzger

    Join Joe Metzger as he scours the property of Eidolon Nature Preserve for various common and also extremely rare plants. 

    This is a very unique opportunity to participate in a thorough comparison of what has previously been recorded on Eidolon's property versus what is currently found during the 2015 growing season.

    • Friday, September 18, 2015
    • Sunday, September 20, 2015
    • Berkeley Springs, WV

    Sponsored by PVAS. Details to be announced.

    Specific events will include walks, workshops and evening presentations for beginning and intermediate birders and families with children.

    All daytime events will be free; to help cover festival expenses, a fee will be charged for the evening programs.     

Past events

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Shannondale Springs Birding Walk
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Spring Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Field Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA
Sunday, March 15, 2015 Spring Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Winter Wildlife and Tracks Walk at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Project Learning Tree, Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, February 22, 2015 Mid-Winter Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh - still scheduled despite snow forecast.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park - CANCELED
Saturday, February 14, 2015 Winter Tree Identification Field Trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Saturday, January 31, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, January 26, 2015 Field Trip to the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office - Postponed due to snow storm
Sunday, January 25, 2015 17th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Sunday, January 18, 2015 Mid-Winter Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Safety in the Outdoors
Saturday, January 03, 2015 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Thursday, January 01, 2015 New Year's Day Hike at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, December 27, 2014 Christmas Bird Count at Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, December 20, 2014 Winter Bird Walk followed by Tour of Claymont Mansion
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, December 14, 2014 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 07, 2014 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Sunday, November 23, 2014 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Tree Walk: Trees in Transition and Winter Identification
Saturday, November 15, 2014 Cathedral State Park/Blackwater Falls State Park Field Trip
Thursday, November 13, 2014 eMammal: Citizen Science Program at Blandy and PVAS walk through Arboretum
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Monday, November 10, 2014 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Saturday, November 08, 2014 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, November 08, 2014 Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Thursday, November 06, 2014 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk; Virginius Island
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Monday, November 03, 2014 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Astronomy Program and guided tour at Fort Frederick State Park
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Training Workshop
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Outdoor Cooking Class
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Friday, October 10, 2014 Cape May Hawk Watching Trip
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Terrestrial Habitats
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Program Development
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Mammals
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Slime Molds
Friday, September 19, 2014 Nature Photography Workshop
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Advanced Birding Series - Raptors
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Saturday, September 06, 2014 Celebrate Wilderness!
Saturday, August 23, 2014 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Soils
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Habitat Improvement
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Nature Hike at Shenandoah National Park
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Advanced Birding Series - Shorebirds
Saturday, July 26, 2014 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Geology of WV
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Aquatic Habitats
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Bird and Butterfly Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, July 14, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Back in the Good Ol' Days WAITING LIST
Monday, July 14, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Back In The Good Ol' Days (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Monday, July 07, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Tales In The Woods (CraftWorks at Cool Spring)
Monday, July 07, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp for Younger Campers: Nature Buddies (Yankauer)
Monday, June 30, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: WAITING LIST Mystery Week
Monday, June 30, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Mystery Week (Yankauer)
Sunday, June 29, 2014 Hagerstown City Park Bird Walk
Saturday, June 28, 2014 Outdoor Cooking Class
Monday, June 23, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: WAITING LIST Nature Photography Camp For Teens
Monday, June 23, 2014 Nature Photography Camp For Teens
Monday, June 23, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: WAITING LIST Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Monday, June 23, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Fish
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Insects and Spiders of WV
Saturday, June 21, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Deep Woods Detective 1 WAITING LIST
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventure WAITING LIST
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Deep Woods Detective 1 (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Bird Walk at Antietam National Battlefield - Snavely's Ford
Monday, June 09, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Outdoor Explore Family Event: Creek Sneak
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Summer Tree Identification Walk
Thursday, June 05, 2014 Early Morning Nature Walk: Birds and Butterflies
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, June 02, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Younger Campers: Out of the Nest (ages 3-5 with a parent attending)
Saturday, May 31, 2014 Member BBQ and Annual Meeting
Sunday, May 25, 2014 Hagerstown City Park Bird Walk
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Introduction to Butterflies
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Amphibians and Reptiles
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Outdoor Explore Family Event: Muddy Sneakers
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Birds of WV
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Geology of Hardy County WV
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! "Birding Through History" Bird Walk
Friday, May 09, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Thursday, May 08, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry; Murphy's Farm
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Monday, May 05, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, May 04, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Eidolon Preserve
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Big Sit at Sam Michael's Park, Jefferson County
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Big Sit at Antietam Battlefield; Burnside Bridge
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Big Sit at Harpers Ferry National Park, Murphy Farm
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Fifth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN: Biking/Birding Trip along the Western Maryland Rail Trail
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN: Celebrate IMBD! Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk
Monday, April 28, 2014 Wee Naturalists
Sunday, April 27, 2014 Hagerstown City Park Bird Walk
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Friday, April 25, 2014 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, April 20, 2014 General Nature Hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 19, 2014 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills
Monday, April 14, 2014 C&O Canal Biking Trip
Sunday, April 13, 2014 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Wildflower Festival
Saturday, April 12, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Nature Sketching
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, April 05, 2014 13th Annual Race for the Birds
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Shannondale Springs Birding Walk
Sunday, March 23, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Tree Nurturing
Saturday, March 22, 2014 RESCHEDULED Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Explore Eidolon!
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Introduction to Fly Fishing
Sunday, March 16, 2014 Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Wildlife Signs Walk at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Winter tree identification field trip along the C&O Canal
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Exploring Vernal Pools
Saturday, March 01, 2014 Winter Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, March 01, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Saturday, February 15, 2014 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore
Friday, February 14, 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 PVAS Program at Shepherd University - CANCELED DUE TO PREDICTED SNOW
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 C&O Canal Bird Walk (Harpers Ferry)
Saturday, February 08, 2014 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, February 08, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk - CANCELLED
Friday, January 31, 2014 2014 Master Naturalist Program Applications Due
Saturday, January 25, 2014 16th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Birding Trip to Jefferson County Waterfowl Hotspots
Sunday, January 12, 2014 Raptor Trip to Grant and Hardy Counties
Saturday, January 11, 2014 Bird Trip to Altona Marsh
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 PVAS Program at Shepherd University
Saturday, January 04, 2014 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, December 15, 2013 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count: DATE CHANGE
Sunday, November 24, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Outdoor Cooking at Kearneysville
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, November 18, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Owl-Banding Trip
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Outdoor Cooking at Cacapon State Park--CANCELLED
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 C&O Canal Bird Walk (Harpers Ferry)
Monday, November 04, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Natural History of Fish
Sunday, November 03, 2013 Waggoners Gap Bird Walk
Saturday, November 02, 2013 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Oktoberfest at Wild Goose Farm
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Monday, October 21, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Hike to Jefferson's Rock at Harpers Ferry
Friday, October 18, 2013 Special evening bird walk under a full moon
Friday, October 11, 2013 Cape May Fall Raptor Trip (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center-CANCELLED
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills CANCELLED
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Tree Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, September 23, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Sunday, September 22, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines
Sunday, September 22, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Terrestrial Habitats
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Mammals
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Soils
Friday, September 20, 2013 Sixth Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Backyard Birding
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Bolivar Heights Bird Walk
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Tree Walk at Morgan's Grove
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Washington Monument Hawk Watch trip
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Grapevine Road Recycling Center Tour
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Friday, September 06, 2013 Chimney Swift watch
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, August 26, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Berkeley County Birding Trip
Sunday, August 18, 2013 Geocaching Workshop
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Elective Class: Song of Insects
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Habitat Improvement
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Wildflowers and Weeds
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Tree Walk at Morgan's Grove
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Friday, July 26, 2013 Eastern Shore Birding Trip
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Song of Insects
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Bird Walk in Loudoun County VA
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 NCTC Bird Walk - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Monday, July 15, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Ol' Time Arts (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Hiking Trip to Shenandoah National Park
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, July 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 3 (Yankauer)
Monday, July 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs-a-Billion! (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 01, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Camp, Canoe, Canal (Yankauer)
Monday, July 01, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs-a-Billion! (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, June 24, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 22, 2013 NCTC Bird Walk
Monday, June 17, 2013 Nature Photography Camp For Teens
Monday, June 17, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Butterfly Atlas Training
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Dragonflies of WV
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, June 10, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Rock On! (Yankauer)
Monday, June 10, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Do You Like Spiders and Snakes? (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Champagne Garden Party
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Up the Creek
Friday, June 07, 2013 Shepherdstown's Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Monday, June 03, 2013 Outdoor Cooking Class
Monday, June 03, 2013 Preschool Camp: Just For Fledglings (age 5, entering Kindergarten)
Saturday, June 01, 2013 PVAS Annual Meeting and Picnic
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Preschool Camp: Out of the Nest (ages 3-4 with a parent attending)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp WAITING LIST: Out of the Nest
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Shannondale Springs Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Mountain Laurel walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Bird Trip to Bombey Hook and other Eastern Shore Locations
Sunday, May 12, 2013 Mother's Day Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs WMA
Saturday, May 11, 2013 "Big Sit" at Rumsey Park
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Bagels and Birds-CANCELLED
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Fourth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon
Friday, May 10, 2013 Celebrate IMBD with Eric Dinerstein "The Kingdom of Rarities"
Friday, May 10, 2013 PVAS Reception With Eric Dinerstein
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Bird Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Bird Walk at Sleepy Creek WMA
Monday, May 06, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Monday, May 06, 2013 C&O Canal Bird Walk
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Winston Gardens Native Plant Nursery Spring Open House Plant Sale
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Introduction to Birding
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Antietam Battlefield/Snavely Ford Bird Walk
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Harpers Ferry Hike
Sunday, April 28, 2013 Bird walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Ecology and History of the Chesapeake Bay
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Family StoryWalk in Martinsburg
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 21, 2013 Interpretive hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Exploring Vernal Pools
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Monday, April 15, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Hike the Hills
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Antietam Battlefield Birding Trip
Friday, April 12, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Friday, April 12, 2013 Nature Photography Workshop
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, April 06, 2013 Wildflower Festival
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Birding Trip to Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, March 24, 2013 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23, 2013 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Bird Trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Winter Tree Identification - Shepherdstown
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Run for Cover!
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Project WET
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs WMA
Friday, March 08, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, March 02, 2013 Hike the Appalachian Trail-Keys Gap Area
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Project Wild Aquatic Workshop
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Shenandoah River Birding Trip
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Birding Trip to Jefferson County Waterfowl Hotspots
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Eastern Shore Birding Trip
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore
Friday, February 15, 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, February 09, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Duck, Duck, Geese?
Saturday, February 09, 2013 Wildlife Signs Walk at Cacapon State Park
Friday, February 08, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, January 27, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Writers Group
Saturday, January 26, 2013 15th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Friday, January 18, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Pictures in the Sky
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Backyard Birding
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Winter Dens
Friday, January 11, 2013 Nature Photographers Pot Luck
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, January 05, 2013 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 15, 2012 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Friday, December 14, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Give Chase
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Harpers Ferry Hike
Thursday, December 06, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Snowflakes and Snowbirds
Monday, December 03, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Snowflakes and Snowbirds
Saturday, November 17, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Monday, November 12, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Owl-Banding
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Muddy Sneakers
Saturday, November 10, 2012 PVAS Hawk Watch at Snicker's Gap
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch
Saturday, October 27, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Hike to Jefferson's Rock at Harpers Ferry
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch
Monday, October 15, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Bugs, Bones, and Bats
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Cape May Hawk-watch Trip
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, October 06, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 Bolivar Heights bird walk
Sunday, September 30, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve Bird Trip
Saturday, September 29, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Fall Edible Wild Plants
Friday, September 28, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting--Room Change!
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Growing Native Seed Collection Event
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Natural History of Dolly Sods
Friday, September 21, 2012 Fifth Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch trip
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Bolivar Heights Bird Walk
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Monday, September 17, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Monday, September 17, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch trip
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Evening Insect Walk
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Cathedral State Park
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Master Birder: Raptors
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Saturday, September 08, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Mushroom Hunters
Saturday, September 08, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: C&O Canal Trek
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 Shorebird Pond birding trip
Saturday, September 01, 2012 Shorebird Pond Birding Trip
Thursday, August 30, 2012 Butterfly & Wetland Walk
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Ice Mountain
Saturday, August 25, 2012 PVAS Sponsors Pledge to Fledge at Stauffer' Marsh Nature Preserve
Friday, August 24, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve Bird Walk - Shorebirds
Sunday, August 12, 2012 Family Perseids Party
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Sky Ranger's Perseids Party
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Shorebird Trip to various locations in Jefferson/Berkeley counties
Friday, August 10, 2012 Nature Photography Workshop
Friday, August 03, 2012 Birding Trip to Delaware Shore
Thursday, August 02, 2012 Evening Nature Walk at Cacapon State Park
Friday, July 27, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal VA
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Bird Walk at the C&O Canal Near Harper's Ferry
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Antietam Battlefield Birding Trip
Monday, July 16, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor, Part Deux (Yankauer)
Monday, July 16, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Creek Sneak
Monday, July 09, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Hop, Slither, Sneak! (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 07, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Reserve Bird Walk
Monday, July 02, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Mystery Week (4 days, Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Birding trip to Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Into The Wild (FLOC)
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Hop, Slither, Sneak! (Yankauer)
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature Detectives (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Natural History Workshop: American Beaver in West Virginia
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Antietam Battlefield birding trip
Friday, June 22, 2012 Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal VA
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp WAITING LIST: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Adventure Challenge (FLOC)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Life On The Frontier (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: The Simple Life (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Harpers Ferry bird walk
Monday, June 11, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature Detectives (Yankauer)
Monday, June 11, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Wild Wings (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 09, 2012 PVAS Annual Meeting and Picnic
Saturday, June 09, 2012 Mountain Laurel walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 Birding trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, June 02, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Birding trip to Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Preschool Audubon Discovery Camp: Out of the Nest (Yankauer)
Saturday, May 26, 2012 Birding trip to Canaan Valley
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Bird walk at the Harpers Ferry National Park's Murphy's Farm
Saturday, May 12, 2012 Third Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon
Thursday, May 10, 2012 Bird Walk at Flowing Springs Park
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 Bird walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, May 06, 2012 Trillium Walk
Sunday, May 06, 2012 C&O Canal bird walk
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Bald Eagle watch for parents and children - CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATION
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Garlic Mustard Pull
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Birding Through History at the Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 05, 2012 "Introduction to Birding"
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Special evening program at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 29, 2012 Bird walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Winston Gardens Native Plant Nursery Spring Open House Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Thursday, April 26, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Saturday, April 21, 2012 11th Annual Race for the Birds
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Birding trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Wildflower Festival
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Birding trip to the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Landscape Gardening Conference at Shenandoah University
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservtion Training Center
Thursday, April 05, 2012 Birding 101
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry
Sunday, April 01, 2012 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Edible Wild Plants
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Friday, March 30, 2012 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting at NCTC
Sunday, March 25, 2012 Hike to Jefferson Rock at Harpers Ferry
Thursday, March 22, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Birding trip along the Shenandoah River in Jefferson County
Saturday, March 17, 2012 Wildlife Signs walk at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PVAS Program at National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, March 11, 2012 Bird walk at Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve in Berkeley County
Friday, March 09, 2012 Evening trip to observe the flight of the American Woodcock
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Bird Walk at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's Murphy Farm
Saturday, March 03, 2012 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 C&O Canal Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Birding Trip Along Shenandoah River
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Winter tree identification field trip along the C&O Canal
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore - Canceled!!!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 PVAS Program at NCTC
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Birding Trip Along Shenandoah River
Saturday, February 04, 2012 Birding Trip at NCTC
Saturday, January 21, 2012 C&O canal bird walk
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 PVAS Program
Saturday, December 31, 2011 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Master Naturalist Workshop
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Wee Naturalist
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Saturday, August 20, 2011 Master Naturalist Workshop—Monarch Watch
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Sunday, August 14, 2011 Tour of Redbud Organic Farm
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Friday, July 29, 2011 Birding Trip to the Delaware Shore


  
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              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
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Kristin Alexander, Executive Director
phone // 304-676-3397 
Kristin@potomacaudubon.org

Ellen Murphy, Program Director
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Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
phone // 703-303-1026
AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org
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