Events Calendar

              

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 03, 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 26, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • NCTC
    • 6
    Price: $95  per person
    When: 
    Classroom Sessions:  Thursday April 3, 10, 17 & 24
    Time:  7-9 p.m.
    Where: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown WV

    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 156 Instructional West 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  5, 12, 19 & 26).

    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.

    Please email any questions to Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org
    • Friday, April 25, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Harper's Ferry National Park, North Schoolhouse Ridge
    Join Deb Hale on a birding trip to the North Schoolhouse Ridge section of the Harper's Ferry National Park.

    The bird walk is scheduled for Friday, April 25 at 
    7:30 AM and will last about three hours.

    The event is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome as well.

    Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required.

    Participants should meet at the North Schoolhouse Ridge parking area. From Route 340 just west of Harper's Ferry, turn north on Bakerton Road (Rt 27) and go about three-quarters of a mile to the parking area on the left. The trip will involve about 2.5 miles of walking through fields and unpaved roads, along mostly level terrain.

    Birds expected to be seen include returning warblers, vireos, meadowlarks and sparrows, as well as raptors and migrating birds. Many butterfly varieties also frequent this area.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water, sunscreen and bug spray.

    Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    The trip will be canceled in the event of bad weather.

    For more information, please contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346. 
    • Saturday, April 26, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Shannonedale Springs Wildlife Management Area
    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk in the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area on Saturday, April 26.

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

    Participants should plan to meet at 7:30 a.m. at the parking lot by the WMA boat launch site off Mission Road.

    Pre-registration is recommended, but not required.

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

    The walk may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

    For more information contact trip leader Jim Farley at jamesfarley@frontiernet.net or 540-686-2056540-686-2056.






    • Sunday, April 27, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Hagerstown City Park
    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Bird Club, a birding event on Sunday April 27.

    Sandy Sagalkin, a PVAS birding committee member, is leading the bird walk.  The walk is free, however pre-registration is required. To register, contact Sandy at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465.

    The bird walk will take place at the Hagerstown City Park and will start at 8:00 AM. Meet at the Hager House parking lot.

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

    The trip will only be cancelled if there is a steady rain. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Monday, April 28, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 6
    Price: $5 per child/adult partner
    When: Monday April 28, 2014.  Pre-registration is required.
    Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whiting's Neck Road (off Scrabble Road between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg).

    Introduce your preschooler (ages 3-5)  to the natural world and explore it together through walks, circle time, games, crafts, and activities! Every month we'll focus on something different in nature, appropriate to the season. The first half hour of the program is designed for unprogrammed activities and exploring with your child together.  The structured program follows from 10-11 a.m.

    A minimum of 8 is required to conduct the program.

    Pre-registration is required. If the minimum number is not met, this program will be cancelled.  Programs are conducted rain or shine and include activities in an open-air pavilion and nature walks. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. 
    • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Wind Dance Farm in Morgan County
    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Birding Day with the Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk.

    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 Leslie Milbourne at winddancefarm.org or 304-258-4672 for details.
    • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • C&O Canal Visitor Center parking lot in Hancock
    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the Washington County Bird Club,  a biking/birding trip along the Western Maryland Rail Trail near Hancock.

    Sandy Sagalkin, a PVAS birding committee member, is leading the trip.  The event is free and children are welcome however participation will be limited and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Sandy at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465.  

    The trip will begin at 8:00 AM at the parking lot of the C&O Canal Visitor Center in Hancock.

    The trip will focus on spring migrants. It will last two and a half to three hours. The plan will be to bike at a leisurely pace and stop whenever birds of interest are seen or heard.

    All participants must supply their own bicycles. This trip will be canceled in the event of any rain.  Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Saturday, May 03, 2014
    • Sunday, May 04, 2014
    • Eastern Panhandle • MD, WV, VA

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring its fifth annual “Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" the weekend of May 3-4.

    This is a general donation to support the program, either a Birdathon Team or a Big Sit Team.  If you know the specific Team or Team/Big Sit Member 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 and Big Sit will be announced in the PVAS newsletter and on the PVAS website.

    For questions, contact the event coordinator, Sandy Sagalkin, at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465240-291-6465.

    • Saturday, May 03, 2014
    • Sunday, May 04, 2014
    • Eastern Panhandle • MD, WV, VA

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring its fifth annual “Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" the weekend of May 3-4.

    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 3-4th  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 03, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Antietam National Battlefield; Burnside Bridge
    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day by participating in a Big Sit.

    Price: Free
    When: Saturday May 3, 2014
    Time: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Antietam National Battlefield; Burnside Bridge
    Who: Everyone

    Our newest Birdathon activity, this friendly gathering is a challenge to see how many bird species can be identified from a 50-foot diameter circle in the Park. It's a great family activity and an easy way to learn about birds in our area.

    No pre-registration required, just come and join us.
    Participants may come and go at any time during the Big Sit hours of 7:00 - 1:00.  

    The Big Sit Circle will be located just North of the Western side of the Burnside Bridge.

    Parking is available at the Burnside Bridge overlook parking lot.

    Binoculars will be available for those that do not have their own.  

    The Burnside Bridge Big Sit will take place rain or shine.

    For further information, contact Sandy Sagalkin at monsansagalkin@myactv.net

    More information on IMBD can be found at potomacaudubon.org/IMBD.html
    • Saturday, May 03, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Harpers Ferry National Park, Murphy Farm
    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day by participating in a Big Sit.

    When: Saturday May 3, 2014
    Time: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Harpers Ferry National Park; Murphy Farm, River Vista Overlook
    Who: Everyone
    Fee: The Event is free however in order to park at the National Park, you will need a park pass or need to pay a $10 vehicle fee.

    Our newest Birdathon activity, this friendly gathering is a challenge to see how many bird species can be identified from a 50-foot diameter circle in the Park. It's a great family activity and an easy way to learn about birds in our area.

    No pre-registration required, just come and join us.
    Participants may come and go at any time during the Big Sit hours of 7:00 - 1:00.  

    The Big Sit Circle will be located approximately 0.9 miles from the Visitors Center at Murphy Farm, River Vista Overlook. 

    Parking is available at the Visitors Center of Harpers Ferry Historical National Park.  A park pass or $10 vehicle fee is required.  The park gates are now open all hours. If you arrive before the 9 AM official opening time, you can drive through, park, and show your pass or pay up later.

    Binoculars will be available for those that do not have their own.  

    Rain Date will be Sunday May 4, 2014 at the same time, place and location.

    For further information, contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346

    More information on IMBD can be found at potomacaudubon.org/IMBD.html
    • Saturday, May 03, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Sam Michael's Park, Jefferson County Parks and Rec
    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day by participating in a Big Sit.

    Price: Free
    When: Saturday May 3, 2014
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Sam Michael's Park, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, Shenandoah Junction
    Who: Everyone

    Our newest Birdathon activity, this friendly gathering is a challenge to see how many bird species can be identified from a 50-foot diameter circle in the Park. It's a great family activity and an easy way to learn about birds in our area.

    No pre-registration required, just come and join us.
    Participants may come and go at any time during the Big Sit hours of 8:00 - 1:00.  

    The Big Sit Circle will be located at Sam Michael's Park on Job Corps Road, Shenandoah Junction.  The exact location within the park is the picnic area at the "west" entrance to the park (the entrance to the ball fields).  A special feature this year will be a StoryWalk for families featuring the book "Flute's Journey" by Lynne Cherry.

    Parking is available in the parking lots near the main building on Sam Michaels Lane.  

    Binoculars will be available for those that do not have their own.  

    Rain Date will be Sunday May 4, 2014 at the same time, place and location.

    For further information, contact Jean Neely at jeaneely@comcast.net

    More information on IMBD can be found at potomacaudubon.org/IMBD.html
    • Sunday, May 04, 2014
    • 7:30 AM
    • Eidolon Nature Preserve, Morgan Co. WV
    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day with a Bird Walk at Eidolon Preserve in Morgan County on Sunday, May 4.

    The walk will begin at 7:30 AM. The Bird Walk is free and open to the public.  Anyone with an interest is invited to attend and no pre-registration is required.

    The walk will be lead by local birders Jon Boone and Janet Ardam. 

    This is an excellent opportunity to get a good look at 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 can be found 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 and directions to the preserve, contact the Nature Niche store in Berkeley Springs at 304-258-0992 or natureniche@earthlink.net.  


    • Monday, May 05, 2014
    • 7:30 AM
    • C&O Canal Shepherdstown
    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Birding Day with a Bird Walk on the C&O Canal.

    Join Lynne Wiseman at 7:30 AM on Monday May 5 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 06, 2014
    • 7:00 AM
    • Maryland MVA, 18306 Col. Henry K. Douglas Dr., Hagerstown
    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 leaders with any questions you may have.  
    Anna Hutzell can be reached at 301-797-8454 or AMP8185@aol.com and 
    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


    • Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve
    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day with a Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh.

    Jim Farley will be leading this bird walk at Stauffer's Marsh on Wednesday May 7 at 7:30 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 trip leader Jim Farley at jamesfarley@frontiernet.net or 540-686-2056.

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

    • Thursday, May 08, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Murphy's Farm at Harpers Ferry National Park

    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 Thursday, 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

    • Friday, May 09, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Claymont Mansion
    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day with a Bird Walk at the Claymont Mansion property.

    Joette Borzik will be leading the trip to the historic Claymont Mansion property outside Charles Town on Friday May 9 at 7:00 a.m.

    This bird walk is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
    Registration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants should plan to meet the trip leader on the Claymont entrance road where a wetland meets the access driveway.  The entrance is located at 667 Huyett Road; it is marked by a street sign that says "Claymont Mansion".

    Please be prepared to hike 2-3 miles on the Claymont Property.  Dress for prevailing weather conditions and bring along some drinking water, a light snack and insect repellent.

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

    • Saturday, May 10, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Antietam National Battlefield
    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day with "Birding Through History" Bird Walk, sponsored by Washington County Bird Club.

    Nick Lund will be leading this bird walk at Antietam National Battlefield.

    This event is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills.  Children are welcome, however must be accompanied by an adult.
    Registration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants should meet at the Park's Visitor Center located at 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg MD at 8:00 a.m..

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

    Contact Anna Hutzell at 301-797-8454 or AMP8185@aol.com with any questions you may have.

    For more information on International Migratory Bird Day, please visit potomacaudubon.org/IMBD.html
    • Saturday, May 10, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hardy County
    • 13
    Price: $10 for Certified Potomac Valley Master Naturalists and Current Course Students. 
                  $15 for General Public
    When:  Saturday May 10, 2014
    Time:  10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
    Where: Road tour stopping at roadside geology sites in Hardy County WV


    Join Mike O'Donnell for an road tour of geology highlights in Hardy County WV. Carpooling is essential because the group will be stopping on roadsides to explore significant geological sites and areas of interest.  
    After the geology, you are welcome to have lunch with the instructor and others at the Lost River Grill--dutch treat.

    Carpoolers will meet at and leave from the former Mountain State University parking lot on Viking Way in Martinsburg at 8:30 a.m. (I-81 Exit 13). 

    If you are traveling to Hardy County and do not wish to carpool, contact Wanda Miller for more information on where to meet the rest of the group.  (bioed54@gmail.com)

    Pre-registration is required.
    Refunds are possible only if the class is cancelled.  A minimum of 10 participants is needed to have the workshop



    • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The National Conservation Training Center, Room 114 IE, Shepherdstown, WV
    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday May 14 at 7:00 to hear Katie Fallon present on 'The Vulture: Invaluable Friend, Unfortunate Underdog'.  

    Katie's presentation on vultures will mark the culmination of our 10 day International Migratory Birding Day (IMBD) celebration.
      
    IMBD's 2014 theme focuses on 'Why Birds Matter'. Katie's discussion will highlight how often misunderstood, vultures provide a key and valuable service for the ecosystems in which they live.
     
    Ms. Fallon, back by popular demand, was our speaker last year when she talked about Cerulean Warblers.  

    The vulture presentation will be held at 7:00 pm in Room 114 Instructional East at the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown on Wednesday, May 14.

    Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. No registration is needed, but you may need to present a picture ID at the NCTC security gate. Security can direct you to parking in the Blue Lot. Check the board in the main lobby for any updated room assignment. 


    • Saturday, May 17, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Stauffers Marsh, across from 4069 Backcreek Valley Rd, Hedgesville WV
    • 11
    Price: $5 per child
    When:  May 17, 2014
    Time:  10:00 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Where:  Stauffer's Marsh, (across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville WV)

    Explore the shallow ponds, marshy areas, woods and edge-lands of a true wetlands, then wander into the woods and look for beaver activity.  Keep going and you'll find yourself at Back Creek!  Bring a heavy snack to as a lunch substitute.  Insect repellent is recommended. Dress for the weather.  Rubber shoes or boots are recommended.

    Outdoor Explore!  is designed to encourage families to explore nature through unstructured, but supervised, exploration and play in a variety of settings and habitats around the Eastern Panhandle.  For more information, contact Jan Hummer at janhummer@hotmail.com or 304-839-5128.

    Pre-registration is required. Refunds are possible only if the class is cancelled.
    • Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, May 24, 2014
    • Classroom Session at the National Conservation Training Center, Field Trip is TBA
    What: Introduction to Butterflies
    When: Classroom session on Wednesday May 21 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Field Trip is Saturday May 24 from 
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Where: Classroom session at the National Conservation Training Center Room #156 IW
    Field Trip location is TBA
    Cost: $60 for general public and $50 for PVAS Members

    Join Matt Orsie for this Natural History Workshop, Introduction to Butterflies. The goal of the workshop is to introduce the wonderful world of our scaled friends to anyone seeking to learn more about these remarkable creatures.

    The main topics to be covered in this workshop:
    1. Introduction to Butterflies
    2. Life cycle
    3. Identification
    4. Common species in our area

    The workshop begins with a 2 hour classroom session at the National Conservation Training Center, Room #156 IW .
    The field trip will run within a one hour drive of the WV eastern panhandle on a flexible schedule on Saturday May 24 with Sunday May 25 as the rain date. 

    This workshop is open to the public however registration is required and is limited to 16 participants.

    Participants should wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring along water, bug spray, sunscreen and a snack or bag lunch on the field trip.


    • Sunday, May 25, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Hagerstown City Park
    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Bird Club, a birding event on Sunday May 25.

    Sandy Sagalkin, a PVAS birding committee member, is leading the bird walk.  The walk is free, however pre-registration is required. To register, contact Sandy at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465.

    The bird walk will take place at the Hagerstown City Park and will start at 8:00 AM. Meet at the Hager House parking lot.

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

    The trip will only be cancelled if there is a steady rain. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Saturday, May 31, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • Yankauer Preserve
    What: Member BBQ & Annual Meeting
    Where: Yankauer Preserve 
    When: Saturday May 31, 6:30 PM 

    PVAS members, you are invited to enjoy a pork BBQ dinner at the Yankauer Preserve for our Annual Member Meeting. 

    Gary and Diane Sylvester have volunteered to fire up the smoker and treat members to their delicious barbecue. 

    The event will kick  off at 6:30 PM with a short business meeting where official votes on incoming Board Members will be held. In addition, the Board Members who are stepping off the Board will be recognized for their contributions.

    Immediately following the business portion of the meeting, members will enjoy pork BBQ and all the 'fixin's' (including many vegetarian options!) courtesy of PVAS Board members and volunteers. You don't even have to bring your own plates this year thanks to volunteers providing a reusable place setting and dish washing services.

    We hope you will join us! This is a members-only (and free) event. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Melanie Snyder at Admin@PotomacAudubon.org or 703-973-5419 to let us know how many people from your party to expect for dinner!
    • Monday, June 02, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 06, 2014
    • 11:30 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 4

    Price: $50 per first camper/adult; $10 for additional child
    When:
    June 2-6, 2014
    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.
    • Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Harpers Ferry - Virginius Island
    Join Deb Hale on a birding trip along Virginius Island and the Harpers Ferry Wetlands on Wednesday 
    June 4 at 7:00 a.m.

    Participants should meet at 7:00 a.m. in the parking area on Shenandoah Street just below the intersection with Route 340.

    The bird walk is free and anyone with an interest is encouraged to join regardless of birding skills. Children are welcome.

    The walk will focus on the riverfront and old canal areas of Virginius Island. Species likely to be sighted include orioles, several warbler species, various types of vireos and fly catchers, herons, ducks and raptors.

    The trip will be about 3 miles total so please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the prevailing weather conditions. In addition, bring along some drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen.
    Binoculars will be provided if needed.

    Registration is required and participants will need to sign a waiver of liability prior to heading out on the walk.

    For more information, please contact Deb Hale at 304-535-2346 or debhale72@gmail.com.

    The trip may be canceled or postponed due to poor weather conditions.


    • Saturday, June 07, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Nedmonton Rd, Martinsburg
    • 11
    Price: $5 per child
    When:  June 7, 2014
    Time:  9:00 a.m.-12 noon
    Where: Nedmonton Road, Martinsburg WV

    Explore a stream up close and personal, then wander in the shade surrounding it. Wade in the water, splash around, turn over the rocks and look for critters hiding there, follow the dragonflies, listen to the birds, watch the clouds floating overhead.  River shoes or old tennis shoes are recommended.   Bring a snack for mid-morning. 

    Nedmonton Road is off Route 45 West (Martinsburg Road) near Blairton.  You will need to park at the top of the road and walk about 1/2 mile down because of neighborhood traffic restrictions.  Exact directions will be sent to registered participants.

    Outdoor Explore!  is designed to encourage families to explore nature through unstructured, but supervised, exploration and play in a variety of settings and habitats around the Eastern Panhandle.  For more information, contact Jan Hummer at janhummer@hotmail.com or 304-839-5128. 

    Pre-registration is required. Refunds are possible only if the class is cancelled.
    • Saturday, June 07, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 1

    Price: $30 per camper (includes T-shirt)
    When:
    June 7, 2014
    Time:
      9 a.m.-3 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 work as Junior Staff, either at Yankauer Preserve, the Peter Burr Farm, or CraftWorks at Cool Spring. 

    All Junior Staff MUST attend training on Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m-3 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 09, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 13, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 2

    Price: $150 per camper (PVAS Member price)
    When:
    June 9- 13, 2014
    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, and food and how to find them in the wild. Learn basic survival skills including shelter, solar cooking, checking the weather, safety in the woods, knot-tying, and play challenge games in the great outdoors while having plenty of hands-on fun!

    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.

    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 16, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 20, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Price: $150 per camper (PVAS Member price)
    When:
    June 16-20, 2014
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Out there in the trees are animals, insects, snakes, and turtles just waiting for you to find them!  Use your fort as base camp as you spend the week out in the woods tracking turtles, searching for snakes, and investigating insects.  We guarantee that  you'll have tons of fun in nature!

    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.

    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 16, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 20, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • In and Around Shepherdstown

    Waiting List Only

    Price: No cost for waiting list
    When:
    June 16-20,  2014
    Age: 6-13 

    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.

    You are welcome to order a T-Shirt, but all shirts must be ordered and paid for in advance.  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15.


    • Monday, June 16, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 20, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • In and Around Shepherdstown
    • 7

    Waiting List Only

    Price: No cost for waiting list
    When:
    June 16-20 2014
    Age:  10-13 (entering grades 5-8).

    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.

    You are welcome to order a T-Shirt, but all shirts must be ordered and paid for in advance.  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15.


    • Monday, June 16, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 20, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • In and Around Shepherdstown
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Price: $200 per camper
    When:
    June 16-20 2014
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    In and Around Shepherdstown                                              Age:  10-13 (entering grades 5-8).

    Spend this week on different adventures!  Go letterboxing, hike the C&O Canal, work on your tracking and orienteering (compass) skills, maybe even try out fishing and archery! 

    Details about the weekly schedule will be sent to parents. 

    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, June 23, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 27, 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Shepherd University
    • 1

    Price: $200 per camper
    When:
    June 23-27, 2014
    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 camp is sponsored in part by Jefferson County Arts and Humanities Association.

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


    • Monday, June 23, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 27, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 26

    Waiting List Only

    Price: No cost for waiting list
    When: June 23-27. 2014

    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.

    You are welcome to order a T-Shirt, but all shirts must be ordered and paid for in advance.  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15.
    • Monday, June 23, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 27, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Price: $150 per camper (PVAS Member price)
    When:
    June 23-27, 2014
    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, and food and how to find them in the wild. Learn basic survival skills including shelter, solar cooking, checking the weather, safety in the woods, knot-tying, and play challenge games in the great outdoors while having plenty of hands-on fun!

    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.

    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 28, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Kearneysville
    • 20

    Learn the secrets of Outdoor Cooking Class from Master Naturalist (and secret outdoor chef) Clark Dixon.   There will be instruction on techniques for cooking outdoors without pots and pans or other kitchen utensils.   

    There is a $10 fee for the class to cover supplies and materials for instruction.  This can be paid online at the time of registration, or call Kelly Wolf at 304-229-6229.  Participants should plan to bring to bring their own food to be cooked during the class.  A list of various foods and suggestions on preparation to choose from will be provided to class participants prior to the class.  Each participant may bring one guest to the class for no additional charge.  Unless there is a torrential downpour, the class will be held rain or shine.

    Participation in the class is limited and pre-registration is required by Sat., June 14 for the class on June 28.  Participants are encouraged to register early, as the class is expected to fill up quickly.  For more information, contact Kelly Wolf at k2kellywolf@outlook.com or 304-229-6229. Directions will be provided to those who register for the class. 

    Those who register for the class have the option to camp Friday night.  You may arrive to camp after 3 pm on Friday and should bring your own camping gear.  Please contact Kelly Wolf if you are interested in this opportunity. 

     

    • Monday, June 30, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, July 03, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Price: $125 per camper (PVAS Member price)
    When:
    June 30-July 3, 2014 (four days)
    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve

    We'd like to tell you about this camp, but...it's a surprise and we're not spilling the beans!  There'll be some of the normal camp fun (like building forts), but also lots of special things that won't happen the rest of the summer.  (No camp on Friday July 4th.)

    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.

    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 30, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, July 03, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Waiting List Only

    Price: No cost for waiting list
    When:
    June 30-July 3,  2014
    Age: 6-13 

    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.

    You are welcome to order a T-Shirt, but all shirts must be ordered and paid for in advance.  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15.


    • Monday, July 07, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 11, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 2

    Price: $150 per camper (PVAS Member price)
    When:
    July 7-11, 2014
    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    CraftWorks at Cool Spring, 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town WV

    Why does the rabbit have long ears?  Is the turtle Jabuti in the night sky?  How did Rainbow Crow get his black feathers?  Spend this week creating your own drama and puppet productions of myths and stories about animals as well as exploring nature at CraftWorks!  There will be plenty of time for  other games and crafts during the day as well.

    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.

    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 07, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 11, 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 2

    Price: $125 per camper (PVAS Member price)
    When:
    July 7-11, 2014
    Time: 9:00am–1:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve

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

    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.

    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 14, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 18, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Price: $150 per camper (PVAS Member price)
    When:
    July 14-18, 2014
    Time: 9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV

    Spend this week trying out the arts and games of times-gone-by.   Bake your own bread topped with butter you made, make a candle, try natural dyes, make berry ink and write with a quill,  work with clay, weave on a lap loom,  paint with watercolors, maybe even learn embroidery, make a cat’s cradle, pitch horseshoes, and play blind man’s bluff! This week is ideal for the art loving camper.

    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.

    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 14, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 18, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV

    Waiting List Only

    Price: No cost for waiting list
    When:
    July 14-18  2014
    Age: 6-13 

    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.

    You are welcome to order a T-Shirt, but all shirts must be ordered and paid for in advance.  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15.


    • Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, August 03, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • National Conservation Training Center/ Delaware Shore
    • 9
    What: Join Matt Orsie and Sandy Sagalkin for an Advanced Shorebirds Workshop
    Where: National Conservation Training Center for the classroom session and the Delaware Shore for the field trip/outdoor classroom
    When: NCTC Room 205 IE on Wednesday, July 30 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
    Delaware Shore Field Trip leaving on Friday August 1 and returning on Sunday August 3
    Cost: $60 for PVAS Members, $65 for non-members
    This fee does not include hotel accommodations. 

    Matt will begin his Natural History Workshop on Wednesday July 30 at the National Conservation Training Center at 7:00 PM.  This two hour classroom session will be the first in a two-part series on the study of Shorebirds. Matt will discuss the finer points for some of the tougher shorebird identifications along with the 'expected' birds to be found in our immediate area and regions (20+ species).

    The field trip portion of the workshop will begin on Friday August 1 with a trip to the Delaware Shore. 

    Details:

    Those who wish to join the field trip should plan on meeting Matt and Sandy at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the lobby of the Microtel Inn & Suite Dover, which is located at 1703 East Lebanon Rd in Dover.  Breakfast opens at 6 a.m. and is included in the price of the room.  Participants can consolidate in cars to save on entry fees to the Refuge. Car pooling can be an option leaving Charles Town around noon on Friday if folks are interested in doing so.

    Because accommodations fill up fast on the Eastern Shore in the summertime, those planning to join the trip should make their room reservations as soon as possible.

    We will be staying at the Microtel Inn & Suites Dover Friday and Saturday nights. The phone number for the Microtel Inn & Suites is 302-674-3800. There are a number of other lodging opportunities in and around Dover.

    Participants should plan to wear comfortable walking or hiking boots; bring along bug spray; and bring water and, as necessary, a hat, sunscreen or rain gear.

    For more information contact Matt at 304-261-5602304-261-5602 / wvbirder@comcast.net or Sandy at monsansagalkin@myactv.net.

    Pre-registration is required.

    • Friday, September 19, 2014
    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • Berkeley Springs, WV

    The Seventh Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival will be held in and around Berkeley Springs the weekend of September 19-21.

    The festival is timed to coincide with the annual fall bird migration, which should be in full swing at that time.

    The festival will include Friday and Saturday evening programs, bird walks and workshops during the day Saturday, and a bird walk Sunday morning.

    Most of the festival's events will be free and everyone is invited to attend any or all of them.  No pre-registration is required.  While details are still in the planning phase, the festival traditionally included Friday and Saturday evening programs at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs, bird walks and workshops during the day Saturday and a bird walk Sunday morning.

    Details on the festival will be forthcoming as the date approaches.

    PVAS is the lead festival sponsor. 

    Please contact the Nature Niche store at 168 North Washington Street in Berkeley Springs (304-258-0992 or natureniche@earthlink.net) or Peter Smith at PVAS (304-2-876-1139 or pvsmith@frontiernet.net) with any questions you may have.

    • Friday, September 19, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs WV
    • 12

    Price: $150 per person
    When:  September 19-21, 2014
    Time:  September 19, 6:30-9:00 p.m/September 20, 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m./September 21, 6:30 a.m.-noon                                                                                                                                             Where: Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs WV
                   
    This weekend workshop is tailored for the beginner that has used a camera at least a few times, but it is also useful for more experienced shooters.  While we will be focusing on 35 mm format (film and digital) equipment and techniques, point-and-shoot photographers are also encouraged to participate. We will cover all aspects of nature photography with classroom and outdoor field sessions.  Topics of discussion will include light, composition, equipment, workflow, and how to find images. 

    This course is co-sponsored by Cacapon State Park and Potomac Valley Audubon Society.  The course will be taught by Wil and Donna Hershberger who are both accomplished nature photographers.

    The weekend will begin on Friday night (6:30-9:00 p.m.), continue on Saturday (6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.), and conclude on Sunday (6:30 a.m.-Noon).  Sessions will be held at Cacapon State Park, outside Berkeley Springs WV.

    Everyone should bring a camera to the course and lenses, tripod and flash (if you have them). 

    Those wishing to stay at the Cacapon State Park Lodge, should make your own reservations with the lodge.  To get a discounted  rate, please tell the lodge staff that you are with the Nature Photography Workshop when you call to make a reservation.  You can make reservations directly with the lodge by calling (304) 258-1022. Lodging will be for Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 nights only. 

    We strongly recommend that you make reservations as soon as you register for the workshop.  Once your reservation is confirmed, cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival time.

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

    Cancellations:  Once your place in the workshop has been confirmed, $25 of the total fee is non-refundable. If a participant is forced to leave the workshop due to injury or illness, a prorated refund of the registration fee (up to 50%) will be given. To be eligible for a refund (minus the deposit), cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. We do reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to low enrollment. There would be a full refund in this situation.  No refunds are allowed for no-shows or after the workshop has begun. 

    • Saturday, October 18, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cacapon State Park
    • 20

    Learn the secrets of Outdoor Cooking Class from Master Naturalist (and secret outdoor chef) Clark Dixon.   There will be instruction on techniques for cooking outdoors without pots and pans or other kitchen utensils.   

    There is a $10 fee for the class to cover supplies and materials for instruction.  This can be paid online at the time of registration, or call Kelly Wolf at 304-229-6229.  Participants should plan to bring to bring their own food to be cooked during the class.  A list of various foods and suggestions on preparation to choose from will be provided to class participants prior to the class.  Each participant may bring one guest to the class for no additional charge.  The rain date for this event will be Nov. 1.

    Participation in the class is limited and pre-registration is required by Sat., Oct. 4 for the class on Oct. 18.  Participants are encouraged to register early, as the class is expected to fill up quickly.  For more information, contact Kelly Wolf at k2kellywolf@outlook.com or 304-229-6229.

    • Sunday, December 14, 2014
    • Jefferson County, WV
    Christmas Bird Counts have been an Audubon Society tradition for over 100 years!  There are many ways that you can participate. 

    • Beginners may like counting birds at their feeders and reporting the results.  Please click here to check the map to see if you are in the Charles Town circle.  If so, then look for the Charles Town Tally Sheet, print the tally sheet out and keep track of your feeder birds on December 14.  The tally sheet can be mailed to PVAS P.O. Box 578 Shepherdstown WV 25443 or emailed to bobdean52@gmail.com.                                                             
    • Beginners may also like taking a more active roll by joining a team of birders and heading out in the fields.    
    • More experienced birders may be interested in being on a team in the field; possibly partnering with novice birders and showing them what a Christmas Bird Count is all about!
    To participate or for questions contact Bob Dean:
     304-754-3042 or bobdean52@gmail.com

    Find more information here Christmas Bird Counts

    The Charles Town event focuses on Jefferson County.
    • Saturday, January 03, 2015
    • Berkeley County, WV
    Christmas Bird Counts have been an Audubon Society tradition for over 100 years!
    There are many ways you can participate.
    • Beginners may like counting birds at their feeders and reporting the results.  Please click here to check the map to see if you are in the Inwood circle.  If so, then look for the Inwood Tally Sheet, print the tally sheet out and keep a tally of your feeder birds on January 3. The Tally Sheet can be  mailed to PVAS PO Box 578  Shepherdstown, WV 25443 or email it bobdean52@gmail.com.                                     
    • Beginners may also like taking a more active roll by joining a team of birders and heading out in the fields      
    • More experienced birders may be interested in being on a team in the field, possibly partnering with novice birders and showing them what a Christmas Bird Count is all about!
    To participate contact Bob Dean:
     304-754-3042 or bobdean52@gmail.com

    Find more information here Christmas Bird Counts

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

Past events

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
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: Bugs-a-Billion! (Yankauer)
Monday, July 01, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Camp, Canoe, Canal (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 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Monday, June 17, 2013 Nature Photography Camp For Teens
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 Fourth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
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 Family StoryWalk in Martinsburg
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Ecology and History of the Chesapeake Bay
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 Birding Trip to Jefferson County Waterfowl Hotspots
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Shenandoah River Birding Trip
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Project Wild Aquatic Workshop
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Eastern Shore Birding Trip
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 Harpers Ferry Hike
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Give Chase
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 (Yankauer)
Monday, July 16, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor, Part Deux (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: Nature Detectives (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Hop, Slither, Sneak! (Yankauer)
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Into The Wild (FLOC)
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 for Teens: Life On The Frontier (Peter Burr Farm)
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: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: The Simple Life (Peter Burr Farm)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Harpers Ferry bird walk
Monday, June 11, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Wild Wings (Yankauer)
Monday, June 11, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature Detectives (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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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 // 304-876-8471
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