PVAS Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 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.

    This bird walk will highlight spring migrants.

    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

    • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Kearneysville, WV
    • 6

    What: Natural History Workshop; Campfire Cooking Class

    Where: Kearneysville, WV

    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 (registration closes May 23)

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    **Cost: $1o

    PVAS Instructor: Clark Dixon

    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.  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 emailed to class participants prior to the class.  Each participant may bring one guest to the class for no additional charge. 

    Participation in the class is limited and pre-registration is required by Saturday May 23 for the class on May 30.  Directions to the site will be sent at registration.  The class is rain or shine unless there is a torrential downpour or electrical storm. 

    For more information, contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@PotomacAudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    **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, May 30, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Yankauer Preserve
    What: Member BBQ & Annual Meeting
    Where: Yankauer Preserve 
    When: Saturday May 30, 6:00 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 6:00 PM with a short business meeting where official votes on incoming Board Members will be held. Board Members who are stepping off the Board will be recognized for their contributions, volunteers will be recognized, and Birdathon results announced. 

    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 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.
    • Monday, June 01, 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 15
    Price:  $10 per child/adult partner. ($15 for an adult and two children.  There is no charge for a second child under age 2)


    When:  Monday June 1, 2015.  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.  The theme for June is "Summer Sun."

    A minimum of 8 is needed to conduct the program, so pre-registration is essential.

    Pre-registration is required. If the minimum number is not met, this program can 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. 
    • Saturday, June 06, 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 1

    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
    • 5

    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.


    • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • Blue Ridge Tract Wildlife Managed Area in Shannondale, Jefferson County
    What: Summer Bird Walk

    Where: The Blue Ridge Tract Wildlife Managed Area in Shannondale

    When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Time: Meet at 7:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Jim Farley

    Join Jim Farley on a birding trip to the Blue Ridge Tract Wildlife Managed Area in Shannondale on the east bank of the Shenandoah River in Jefferson County.

    The trip is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10.

    The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. 

    Participants should plan to meet at 7:30 AM at the WMA parking area off Mission Road.

    Directions: Take Mission Road off of Route 115 and go 4 miles, look for a small parking lot on your right. You will pass a 4 way stop sign and a country store on your way down Mission Road.

    The 1,361-acre Shannondale Springs property is managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources; it includes a mixture of forest, brush land and open fields covering rolling hills. The trip will involve walking about 3 to 3 1/2 miles over moderately even ground through heavy woods and some open field, however the trail can be fairly difficult in a few spots.

    Possible species to be sighted include Scarlet Tanagers, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Oven Birds and maybe even nesting Red-headed Wookpeckers. Open areas have Indigo Buntings, Towhees and Red-shouldered Hawks among others. 

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

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.

    For more information, contact Jim Farley at jamesfarley@frontiernet.net or 540-686-2056.
    • Monday, June 15, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 19, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 17

    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.
    • Saturday, June 20, 2015
    • Wildlife Center of Virginia, 1800 South Delphine Ave. Waynesboro, VA 22980
    • 26

    What: Tour of the Wildlife Center of Virginia 

    Where: Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA 

    When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 (Registration is required and closes June 12 due to logistics of tour registrations).

    Time: Tour starts at 10:00 am (carpool will meet at 7:30 am)

    *Cost: $10 for PVAS Members and $15 for general public

    PVAS Trip Leader: Debbie Maiorano 

    Join trip leader Debbie on a summer adventure to the Wildlife Center of Virginia for a guided tour, lunch at a nearby restaurant with an optional  afternoon drive or hike at Shenandoah National Park.

    The Wildlife Center of Virginia was founded in 1982. It not only provides quality health care to native wildlife but also is a major teaching and research facility for veterinariansveterinarian technicians and volunteer wildlife rehabilitators. Since its inception, it has treated more than 65,000 wild animals, including more than 200 species of native birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. It has also trained a corps of wildlife medicine practitioners, who may now be found on the cutting edge of wildlife veterinary medicine around the world. In 2007, the Center received the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation as the Conservation Organization of the Year.

    Meet trip leader Debbie at the Wildlife Center of Virginia for the 10:00 tour or meet at the Inwood Food Lion (exit 5 off of hwy 81) to carpool. Debbie will be in the back area of the Food Lion parking lot (near Route 51). They will depart at 7:45 a.m. in order to allow for traffic and a restroom break upon arrival.

    Wildlife Center of Virginia Tour:

    Learn about the Wildlife Center with a presentation by an educator, a video introduction to the indoor and outdoor hospital, and a close-up experience with a resident education animal. Finish with a tour of our outdoor raptor enclosures where you’ll see and learn about owls, hawks, and eagles. Program length is one hour.

    www.wildlifecenter.org

    The tour is held rain or shine. Half of the tour is inside and the other half is outside so dress in layers, wear sturdy footwear and bring along sunblock and bug spray. 

    Lunch: 

    Those who wish to join the group for lunch can meet at the Blue Mountain Brewery.  http://www.bluemountainbrewery.com   

    Optional Afternoon Drive or Hike at Shenandoah National Park:

    After lunch, join the group for a short afternoon drive through the park or hike one of the trails. Carpooling is recommended as there is an entrance fee to get into the park (unless you are a member). 

    Please contact Debbie Maiorano at debbiemm58@aol.com if you are interested in the Shenandoah National Park drive through or hike.

    The hike would be on an easy to moderate trail. Please bring along drinking water, a snack, sunblock and bug spray. Appropriate hiking shoes are recommended. 

    http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm  

    Registration is required. Registration will close on June 12

    *All fees for this trip are non-refundable. The trip will be canceled if less than 8 people register.

    Please contact Debbie Maiorano at debbiemm58@aol.com or 540-535-5145 with any questions you may have.

    • Saturday, June 20, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Shepherdstown WV
    • 100

    Single Ticket: $45 per person
    Donor Level:  $150 for two people                           Patron Level:  $250 for two people                            Supporter Level:  $500 or more for two people

    When:  June 20, 2015
    Time:  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.                                                  Where: Alice and Neal Barkus's Home, Shepherdstown

    Alice and Neal Barkus are generously hosting a champagne garden party to benefit PVAS!  Join PVAS members and friends as you explore their beautiful gardens and orchard, and enjoy a delicious “champagne lunch.” 

    A large tent will offer shelter from sun (and to ensure it doesn’t rain.) Our wonderful event volunteers will be preparing a delicious lunch, accompanied by wine, beer, champagne, juice and lemonade, all included in your ticket price.

    Reservations are required and must be received by June 8th.  We hope to see you there!

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


    • 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. 



    • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Blue Ridge Center in Loudoun County
    What: Bird Walk
    Where: Blue Ridge Center in Loudoun County
    When: Wednesday, June 24th 2015
    Time: 7:00 AM (meet in parking lot)
    Cost: free

    Join Deb Hale for a fantastic bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in nearby Loudoun Co., VA on Wednesday, June 24th.

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

    Participants will meet at 7:00 a.m. in the Center's parking lot. This trip will cover about three miles and last about three hours. It should offer opportunities to see a good variety of birds, including warblers, vireos, flycatchers, tanagers, gnatcatchers and raptors.

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

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

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

    For more information contact trip leader Deb Hale at
    debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346.
    • 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
    • 3

    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.
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Fisherman's Hall, Charles Town WV (South West and Academy Streets)
    • 30

    What: Project WET/Project WILD/Project Learning Tree Workshop For Teachers

    Where: Fisherman's Hall, Charles Town WV.  (Corner of South West and Academy Streets).

    When: Tuesday June 30, 2015

    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Course Leader: Kim Maxwell (WVDEP)/Ellen Murphy (PVAS volunteer for WVDNR)/Linda Carnell (WVDOF)

    Cost: $5.00 (includes light snacks). The fee is non-refundable.  Participants must complete the entire day (all three sections of the workshop) to receive the manuals.

    It's a triple environmental workshop for teachers!  In one day, you'll receive training for Project WET/Project WILD/and Project Learning Tree--all excellent resources that you can use in your classroom regardless of the age of your students.

    The class will be held at Fisherman's Hall in Charles Town WV. 

     
    Please bring lunch as there will not be time in the schedule to go out, pen or pencil, and paper for notes. All other supplies will be provided.

    Each 2.5 hour workshop will be led by trainers from three different WV agencies.  Each person attending all three parts of the workshop will receive a copy of all three books.  

    Project WET focuses on water themed activities, Project WILD focuses on animals and the environment, Project Learning Tree focuses on the forest and forest conservation.

    This particular workshop has not been offered in the Eastern Panhandle before. 

    Registration is required.

     
    The workshop will generally take place inside, however we may head outside for a few of the activities. Please dress comfortably and accordingly for the weather.

    Please contact Ellen Murphy at ellen@potomacaudubon.org or 304-676-8739 with any questions you may have.


     

    • 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
    • 6

    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
    • 5

    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
    • 3

    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.
    • Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Wild Goose Farm, Shepherdstown WV

     
    When:  July 15, 2015
    Time:  6:00 p.m.-dark                                                 Where: Wild Goose Farm, Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown WV  
                                                              Cost:  $10 per vehicle

    PVAS is planning a picnic and we want you and your family to come!  Put everyone in the car and head to Wild Goose Farm--it's only $10 for the carload!

    Pack your own picnic dinner, throw in a blanket, and come eat on the lawn.  You'll be joined by old friends and new ones! 

    After you eat, your family can wander and enjoy the fun activities that will be waiting for you.  Our plans include adventures in and around the pond, a "bat listening" station, an owl hoot, dancing to some lively music, capturing fireflies, listening to a frog tale, wandering along a StoryWalk, wet and wild lawn games, and a free ice cream sundae bar, courtesy of South Mountain Creamery. 

    We'll be there rain or shine, but please leave your pets at home.  Come and stay for an hour or the entire time.

    Don't forget to bring along a refillable water bottle and insect repellant for everyone. 

    We hope to see you there!

    Reservations are not needed--just plan to come and have a great time!  For more information, contact Kristin Alexander at 304-676-3397 or Kristin@PotomacAudubon.org.  


    • Monday, July 20, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 24, 2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 4

    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.



    • Saturday, July 25, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV
    • 28

    What: Natural History Workshop; "Wasted Light, Stolen Night: An Introduction to Light Pollution"

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center, Kearneysville, WV

    When: Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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

    Workshop Instructor: Laura Kitchin Greenleaf

    PVAS Host: Debbie Maiorano

    PVMN Recert Hours

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is excited to welcome Laura Kitchin Greenleaf as she shares her knowledge and information on the fascinating topic of light pollution.

    Mrs. Greenleaf will lead a Natural History Workshop, "Wasted Light, Stolen Night; An Introduction to Light Pollution" at the Hospice of the Panhandle on Saturday, July 25. 

    Laura Greenleaf co-leads the Virginia chapter of the International Dark Sky Association. As a certified Master Naturalist in Virginia (Riverine chapter), she has been educating audiences about the vanishing night and supporting community members and advocates working to turn the tide of light pollution. She delivers presentations for conferences, nonprofit organizations, community groups and government agencies.

    During this workshop, Laura Greenleaf will explain why light pollution has increased exponentially in the past fifty years and how a more informed, thoughtful approach to outdoor lighting along with improved design and technology can reverse the obliteration of starry skies and natural nightscapes.  We'll learn the facts about public safety and lighting and  why so much of our lighting does more harm than good, including to our vision and our health. We'll explore the ecological consequences of light  pollution as artificial light at night ripples through the food web, disrupting habitat, life cycles and physiology of all species. We'll also hear the good news about night sky conservation and positive trends from around the world and find out what we can do to make a difference at home.

    Laura will also be giving away a free signed copy of Paul Bogard's acclaimed The Light of Night: Searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light.

    This Natural History Workshop is open to the public, however pre-registration is required. 

    Directions to the main office of the Hospice of the Panhandle can be found here: http://www.hospiceotp.org/contact-us 

    Hospice of the Panhandle is off of the old Hwy 9 (Route 115) between Kearneysville and Martinsburg, just down from the VA Hospital. The entrance to the Hospice Building is directly across from the Food Lionon Coast Guard Drive in Kearneysville. 

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

    **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, August 08, 2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • C&O Canal Road, Shepherdstown, WV
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    What: Singing Insect Walk

    Where: C&O Canal Road (meet in large parking area)

    When: Saturday evening, August 8, 2015

    Time: Meet at 8:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Wil Hershberger

    PMVN ReCert Eligible 

    Join Wil Hershberger, local insect expert, for a summer evening insect walk. Listen and learn about the all the various insects we hear in the summer months. 

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

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

    There is no fee but space is limited and preregistration is required.

    The walking group will assemble at 8:00 p.m. in the large C&O Canal parking area on Canal Road, three-tenths of a mile south of the Shepherdstown/Sharpsburg bridge.

    From there, Hershberger will lead an exploration of fields and roadsides near the Canal. Insects likely to be encountered include tree crickets, several species of meadow katydids, one or two species of round-winged katydids, northern true katydids, oblong-wing katydids, and perhaps some bush katydids.

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

    The walk will not take place if it is raining.

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

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

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

    His website can be found at natureimagesandsounds.com

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










    • 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.     

    • Saturday, September 26, 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
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    What: Bird Walk

    Where:  National Conservation Training Center

    When: Saturday, September 26 2015 (register by September 23)

    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, September 26.

    The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, but space will be limited and registration by Wednesday, September 23 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 bird walk will highlight fall migrants and raptors.

    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.

Past events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Sunday, May 17, 2015 Natural History of the Timber Rattlesnake
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; The Birds of Cuba
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry National Park
Sunday, May 10, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Sunday, May 10, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Mother's Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Friday, May 08, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry; Murphy's Farm
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk in Western Berkeley County
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Monday, May 04, 2015 Wee Naturalists
Monday, May 04, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, May 03, 2015 Field Trip to Eversweet Apiaries; Intro to Honeybees, Honey & Beekeeping
Sunday, May 03, 2015 Celebration IMBD! Bird Walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Spring Gathering
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Fifth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Monday, April 27, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk
Sunday, April 26, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Saturday, April 25, 2015 This Race Is For The Birds
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Earth Day Bird Walk at North Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, April 19, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Sharing Nature With Children: Spring and Summer
Sunday, April 19, 2015 General Nature Hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Wildflower Festival
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Guided Walking Tour of the State Arboretum of Virginia
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Friday, April 03, 2015 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Thursday, April 02, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
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
              phone // 304-676-3397

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director
phone // 304-676-3397 
Kristin@potomacaudubon.org

Ellen Murphy, Program Director
phone // 304-676-8739 
Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

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