PVAS Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, January 21, 2017
    • 7:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • C&O Canal near Shepherdstown (MP 70-72)
    What: Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey

    When: Saturday, January 21, 2017. 

    Where: C&O Canal, between Antietam Creek and the Rumsey Bridge, in Shepherdstown (milepost 70-72). Meet at the large parking area on Canal Road.

    Time:  7:45 a.m. (sharp) to 11:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Bill Telfair

    For 18 years, birds along the entire 185 miles of the C&O Canal have been counted.  This survey, which had been coordinated by the District of Columbia Audubon Society, is designed to provide a snapshot count of birds present on the C&O Canal.

    Join Bill Telfair and Nancy and Elliot Kirschbaum for this bird survey walk along a 3 miles stretch of the canal towpath.

    Participants should gather at the large National Park Service parking area on Canal Road (past the railroad bridge) at 7:45 a.m. SHARP.  The group will carpool down to Antietam Creek (MP 70) and walk back toward the Rumsey Bridge (MP 72).

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate.  This is a good walk for those still working on their bird identification skills, but intermediate/advanced birders are encouraged to help.

    Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bill Telfair at wbchtelfair@sbcglobal.net or 408-966-8895408-966-8895.

    The count will take place regardless of the weather so please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear to walk the full three-mile route.  Binoculars will be available for those who need them, however please bring binoculars if you have them.

    NOTE: The D.C. Audubon Society is no longer coordinating the survey of the Canal. See this note from its president.




    • Saturday, January 21, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    What: Natural History Workshop: Wonders of Water (Sheds)

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve

    When: Saturday, January 21, 2017

    Time: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon 

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

    PVAS Presenter: Ellen Murphy, PVAS Program Director

    PVMN Re-Cert Eligible 

    What is a watershed?  How many are there in the United States?  Are they important?  Which one do you live in?  Does your neighbor across the road live in the same one as you?   

    Join PVAS's Ellen Murphy as she takes you on a hand-on discovery of the wonders of the watersheds and how you are connected to the Chesapeake Bay.  (And if you've ever wanted to find out what an Enviroscape is, how it works, and why the watershed program is so popular in local schools, this is your big chance!)

    This workshop is open to the public, however registration is required. 

    Cool Spring Preserve is located  at 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town WV, about 6 miles southwest of Charles Town.

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


    • Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Morgan County Board of Education Office Building, Berkeley Springs, WV

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

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

    When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: Living in Nature: The World's Hunter-Gatherers

    Presenter: Amy Evrard

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 PM for this public program. 

    Amy Evrard, Associate Professor and Certified Master Naturalist, will discuss the Hunter-Gatherers of the world and how they relate to their natural environment. 

    Hunter-gatherers are well known for having a vast and detailed knowledge of the natural world, which is necessary to support their foraging lifestyle. In this talk, we will look at hunter-gatherer groups who live and subsist in a variety of ecosystems; in forests, savannas, and deserts, and along coastlines. We will consider the kinds of knowledge necessary for their survival. And we will discuss how environmental and political challenges affect hunter-gatherers as well as the land on which they live. 

    Amy Young Evrard is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Gettysburg College. She is a certified Potomac Valley Master Naturalist and recent graduate of Birding 101, and loves volunteering with the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. You can follow her blog about humans and their relationship with nature at naturehumanblog.blogspot.com

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

    Directions: 

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

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

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

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

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

    • Friday, January 27, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town WV 25414
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    When:  Friday January 27, 2017.  Pre-registration is required.  This program has been so popular, it filled quickly.  We've added a duplicate program on February 3rd!

    Time:  10:00 am-12:00 noon

    Where:  Cool Spring Nature Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town WV 25414 (about 6 miles south of Charles Town)

    Price:  $5 per child. (No charge for adults)

    Ages: Designed for ages 5-12. (Younger siblings are welcome as a parent/child team.)   

    Theme:  This month's program, held at Cool Spring Preserve, is led by PVAS volunteer Annie Young.  She will focus on "Winter" and include a tree identification hike.

    Join PVAS staff and volunteers for nature explorations specifically designed for homeschool groups!  Each program will be science-based and include exploring, observing, discovering, and reflecting on a specific nature-based theme.

    The first 30 minutes of each program will be self-directed, with instructor-led activities following.  Each session will include time outside and on the trails for natural exploration, so dress for the weather.

    Pre-registration for this program is required.  A minimum of 8 is needed to conduct the program.  Fees are refundable if the program is cancelled.

    For more information, contact Ellen Murphy (Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org)

    • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Altona Marsh

    This Trip has been canceled (due to access issues to Altona Marsh) and replaced with a bird walk at Cool Spring Preserve. 

    What: Winter Bird Walk at Altona Marsh

    Where: Altona Marsh in Jefferson County

    When: Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM

    Pre-registration is required.  A liability release is required of everyone who participates.  You can download the release here.

    PVAS Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

    Join PVAS trip leader, Joette Borzik on a winter birding trip to the Altona Marsh in Jefferson County on Saturday, January 28th.

    Please meet by 9:00 at Altona Marsh, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

    The Marsh is a rare, 70-acre marl wetland protected by a Nature Conservancy easement. It is a good site for birding, not only because it harbors a rich variety of species but also because the terrain offers easy viewing. Species likely to be seen at this time will include waterfowl, winter visitors, and year-round birds.

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

    However, because this is a protected site and there are access issues, participants must pre-register and sign a waiver.  

    If  you have questions or would like more information, contact Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or pep4223@comcast.net.

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

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

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



    • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    What: Winter Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

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

    When: Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

    Join PVAS trip leader, Joette Borzik on a winter birding trip at Cool Spring Preserve on Saturday, January 28th.

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

    Please meet by 9:00 in the front parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

    Species likely to be seen at this time will include waterfowl, winter visitors, and year-round birds.

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

    If  you have questions or would like more information, contact Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or pep4223@comcast.net.

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

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

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



    • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Shannondale Springs
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    What:  Winter Tree Identification 

    Where: Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area, 4 miles east of Charles Town

    When: Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: Free 

    PVAS Trip Leader: Larry Stritch

    Qualifies for MN Recert hours

    Join Larry Stritch, retired U.S. Forest Service botanist, for a winter tree-identification field trip at Shannondale Springs WMA.  This is a family-friendly event that will teach you how to identify trees by such factors as their shapes, branching habits, twigs, and bark.

    Shannondale Springs WMA is located on the east bank of the Shannondale River in Jefferson County, about 4 miles east of Charles Town. 

    Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot by the WMA boat launch site off 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 involved walking about 2 miles over moderately even ground. 

    There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along. Children are welcome. 

    Registration is not required, however is strongly encouraged.

    Those who participate should be sure to dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear.

    If the weather is especially inclement on the day of the trip, it will be rescheduled (date TBA). 

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

    • Monday, January 30, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Cool Spring Nature Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town WV 25414
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     When:  Monday January 30, 2017.  Pre-registration is required.

    Time:  9:30-11:00 a.m.

    Where:  Cool Spring Nature Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town WV 25414.

    Price:  $5 (single fee) per child/adult partner. (There is no extra charge for an additional child under age 2.)

    This Month's Theme:  This year, we are tying in each month's theme with a read-aloud book!  In January, we'll read "The Mitten" and then focus on ways that animals survive the colder weather with activities and exploring outside. 

    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 un-programmed activities and exploring with your child together.  The structured program follows from 10-11 a.m.

    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. 

     

    • Friday, February 03, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town WV 25414
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    When:  Friday February 3, 2017.  Pre-registration is required.

    Time:  10:00 am-12:00 noon

    Where:  Cool Spring Nature Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town WV 25414 (about 6 miles south of Charles Town)

    Price:  $5 per child. (No charge for adults)

    Ages: Designed for ages 5-12. (Younger siblings are welcome as a parent/child team.)   

    Theme:  This month's program, held at Cool Spring Preserve, is led by PVAS staff Amy Moore.  She will focus on "Winter" and include a tree identification hike.

    Join PVAS staff and volunteers for nature explorations specifically designed for homeschool groups!  Each program will be science-based and include exploring, observing, discovering, and reflecting on a specific nature-based theme.

    The first 30 minutes of each program will be self-directed, with instructor-led activities following.  Each session will include time outside and on the trails for natural exploration, so dress for the weather.

    Pre-registration for this program is required.  A minimum of 8 is needed to conduct the program.  Fees are refundable if the program is cancelled.

    For more information, contact Amy Moore (Amy@PotomacAudubon.org)

    • Friday, February 03, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve, across the street from 455 Whiting's Neck Rd, Martinsburg, WV

    Join us for a day of maintenance day at Yankauer Nature Preserve! Learn about invasive climbing vines, how they impact native habitat and what techniques best control them. Gather among friends for some hot coffee, cocoa, tea and cookies while we complete some trail maintenance work at Yankauer Nature Preserve.

    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    When: Friday, February 3, 2017*

    * (if weather is too rainy we will meet on February 4, 2017 instead)

    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016

    bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location: Cool Spring Preserve is located across the street from 455 Whiting's Neck Rd, Martinsburg, WV.  The entrance is well marked with ample parking available.

    Yankauer Nature Preserve protects native habitat for local flora and fauna, and is a favorite local area for hiking and birdwatching in Berkeley County.  Maintenance work and invasive species removal is necessary to promote high quality native habitat at Yankauer Nature Preserve.  Your help is appreciated as we work together to clear invasive species and enhance habitat for local wildlife. Every pair of hands helps make a difference! 

    All necessary training, tools, gloves will be provided. Light refreshments will also be available. Yankauer Nature Preserve has bathrooms and water will be available to refill water bottles. 

    We will be learning about invasive climbing plants, how to identify them, how they impact our native habitats and what techniques best control them. Informational handouts will be supplied, and then we will hit the trails in guided groups and get to work removing invasive climbing plants. 



    • Wednesday, February 08, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center, Kearneysville

    When: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: Design Considerations: Functionality of Plants in a Garden

    Presenter: James Dillon

    Cost: free

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

    Ideal gardens provide both visual beauty and environmental benefit. Resilient gardens are designed with a "layered" approach using plants that possess specific traits. Functional and aesthetic design elements like form, habit, leaf/flower texture, and root morphology will be discussed. Bringing these elements together all while keeping pollinators and birds in mind will make the most out of our gardening spaces.

    Making the best plant selections for your landscape is the focus for James Dillon, a certified Horticulturist with over 13 years of experience working in the green industry. With a B.Sc. in Biology from East Carolina University, he views landscape design as the integration science, nature and art. An ecological approach and knowledge of many plant varieties result in plantings that thrive in their environment. James practiced horticulture in the northern DE area, most notably at the Delaware Center for Horticulture, with continuing education at Longwood Gardens. Previously, as manager and buyer of woody plants for a diversified garden center in Chambersburg, PA, James became familiar with a large palette of plant cultivars. Native plant selection, environmental benefits, and low maintenance gardens are emphasized in many designs. James has designed several rain gardens and continues taking coursework on ecological landscape design. James enjoys volunteering for The Monarch Alliance, designing Monarch waystations for them, including the Kiwanis Park in Hagerstown. He owns and operates Native Havens LLC, a small landscape/gardening company based out of his home, where he’s an avid gardener in Kearneysville, WV.

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    Directions: 

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

    GPS location is Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Drive, Kearneysville (Hospice is directly across the street from Food Lion)

    www.hospiceotp.org

    From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back.

    The office will be on your left (the inpatient facility will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

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

    • Friday, February 17, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Cool Spring Nature Preserve
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    When:  Friday February 17, 2017.  Pre-registration is required.

    Time:  9:30-11:00 a.m.

    Where:  Cool Spring Nature Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, (south of Charles Town WV)

    Price:  $5 (single fee) per child/adult partner. (There is no extra charge for an additional child under age 2.)

    This Month's Theme:  This year, we are tying in each month's theme with a read-aloud book!  In February, we'll read "Feathers for Lunch" by Lois Ehlert and then learn more about watching birds.  The Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up in February and your family will be prepared to look for birds! 

    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 un-programmed activities and exploring with your child together.  The structured program follows from 10-11 a.m.

    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, February 18, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Claymont Mansion outside of Charles Town

    What: Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property

    Where: Claymont Mansion, outside of Charles Town

    When: Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

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

    Please meet Joette at 9:00 AM on the driveway to the mansion and park at the gate. The entrance is located at 667 Huyett Road and is marked by a street sign that says "Claymont Mansion".

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

    Birds to be seen are winter visitors, resident species and possible water fowl.
     
    Registration is strongly encouraged.

    Dress accordingly for the weather, bring water, and a snack if needed. The group will walk for approximately 3 miles, but individuals may opt out at any time along the way

    Binoculars will be available for loan if someone needs them.

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

    The Claymont property, which totals about 300 acres, is home to the historic Claymont Mansion. The mansion, which was built in 1820 by George Washington's grand-nephew Bushrod Washington, is the largest of the Washington family homes and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property is owned and managed by the Claymont Society for Continuous Education and is used to host seminars and retreats for the public. The property has recently been entered into a conservation easement that ensures it will be protected from development. 
    • Sunday, February 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    What: Family Owl Prowl

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

    When: Sunday, February 19th 2017 (Monday is a school holiday)

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Cost: $8 per family (Pre-registration required)

    Owl Expert: Bob Dean

    Enjoy an evening learning about and searching for owls with owl expert Bob Dean. 

    The evening will start at Cool Spring's classroom with with the reading of Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. After the book, Bob Dean will share some information about owls and prepare families for the owl walk. 

    The owl prowlers will hike approximately 1/2 mile over gentle hills and uneven terrain and warm up with hot chocolate afterwards. 

    Please dress warmly, have kids wear warm boots and eat dinner prior to the event. Feel free to bring along a flashlight if you like. 

    The fee is $8 per family and pre-registration is required. Due to parking limitations, event limited to 10 families. Please register per family - not per person. 

    Cool Spring Preserve is located about 6 miles southwest of Charles Town.  http://www.potomacaudubon.org/Cool-Spring-Preserve

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adult programs@Potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have. 


    • Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center, Kearneysville

    When: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: Naughty Naughty Monkeys: Human-Wildlife Conflict in Indonesia and Beyond

    Presenter: Alison Zak

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00 PM for this public program. 

    Many human and nonhuman animal populations live in increasingly overlapping habitats and may even compete for resources such as food. Certain species of primates and other wildlife share urban and agricultural spaces with people, creating conflict that is a concern for both human well-being and wildlife conservation. What if these ‘pests’ are also endangered species? How is such conflict studied from both cultural and ecological perspectives?

    PVAS AmeriCorps volunteer, Alison Zak, recently studied the crop-raiding conflict between wildlife and farmers in Sulawesi, Indonesia for her MA degree in anthropology. She will share an overview of the field of human-wildlife conflict, photographs from her camera trap research, and insights from interviews conducted during her fieldwork.

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    Directions: 

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

    GPS location is Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Drive, Kearneysville (Hospice is directly across the street from Food Lion)

    www.hospiceotp.org

    From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back.

    The office will be on your left (the inpatient facility will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

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

    • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV
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    What: Birding 101

    When:  Classroom Sessions:  Thursday evenings April 6, 13, 20, 27.
    Field Trips: Saturday mornings April 8, 15, 22, 29.

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

    Where: Classroom Sessions: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown WV.
    Classrooms TBA

    Field Trips: various locations around the Panhandle

    *Price: $90  per person for PVAS Members and   $110 per person for the general public.  The higher fee includes a one-year family membership in PVAS.

    Workshop Leaders: Wil Hershberger and Lynne Wiseman

    PVMN Re-cert Hours

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

     The classroom sessions will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center. The classrooms will be announced. The field trips will be held at various locations around the Panhandle from roughly 7 a.m.–12 noon on the corresponding Saturdays (April 8, 15, 22 and 29).

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

    Registration is required. 

    $50 of the program fee is non-refundable. 100% of the fee is non-refundable if cancelled within 7 days of the course/event.  
    PVAS reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen issues. In this case, a full course fee ($90) refund will be given. PVAS membership fees are not refundable.

    Please email any questions to Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or call 703-303-1026.
    • Saturday, April 08, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Wild Goose Farm, 2935 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV

    What: 16th Annual This Race Is For The Birds

    Where: Wild Goose Farm, 2935 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV

    When: Saturday, April 8, 2017

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

    Cost: 10K timed run $30                                                   5K timed run $25                                                                   One Mile Kids Fun Run is free

    Please visit www.raceforthebirds.org to register.

    Race for the Birds is excited to return for a second year to the awesome trails at Wild Goose Farm. This beautiful property offers a fantastic fit for our community of runners and walkers. Participants will gather at the historic barn where the trails begin. The non-technical course winds along the Farm's bridle and fox hunting trails, around pristine ponds and grassy fields.

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

    • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center, Kearneysville

    When: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: Spring Wildflowers of the Eastern Panhandle

    Presenter: Dr. Larry Stritch

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM for our regular monthly program.

    Dr. Larry Stitch, retired U.S. Forest Service national botanist, will present a program on Wildflowers of the Eastern Panhandle.

    Topics to be discussed are:

    • An introduction to some of the common spring wildflowers found in the eastern panhandle
    • Habitats where they may be found
    • Bits and pieces of interesting natural history of some of the wildflowers

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    Dr. Larry Stitch recently retired from the U.S. Forest Service where he worked as a botanist for 30 years. He is an expert in native plant identification, propagation, and gardening with native plants. He is also an expert in pollination ecology and recently served as staff to President Obama's Pollinator Health Task Force where he helped author the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Beens and Other Pollinators and Pollinator Friendly Best Management Practices for Federal Lands. In addition, he has served on the Federal Interagency Monarch High Level Working Group.  

    Directions: 

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

    GPS location is Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Drive, Kearneysville (Hospice is directly across the street from Food Lion)

    www.hospiceotp.org

    From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back.

    The office will be on your left (the inpatient facility will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

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

    • Friday, May 12, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Shannondale Springs WMA

    What: Spring Wildflower Walk 

    Where: Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area

    When: Friday, May 12th, 2017

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: Free 

    Trip Leader: Larry Stritch

    Qualifies for PVMN Re-Cert Hours

    Join Larry Stritch, retired U.S. Forest Service botanist, for a Spring Wildflower Walk at Shannondale Springs WMA.  

    This is a family-friendly event that will introduce you to some of the many spring wildflowers that are found in the eastern panhandle. 

    Shannondale Springs WMA is located on the east bank of the Shannondale River in Jefferson County, about 4 miles east of Charles Town. 

    Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot by the WMA boat launch site off 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 involved walking about 2 miles over moderately even ground. 

    Shannondale Springs WMA may be reached by taking new Route 9 east to old Route 9 across the Shenandoah River approximately 1.2 miles to Mission Road. Take Mission Road approximately 2.2 miles to a sharp right turn marked with a brown sign showing river access. After starting the turn, the sign for Shannondale Springs WMA can be observed not eh left. Follow this road across a small stream to the parking area adjacent to the boat launch site. 

    Please dress for the prevailing weather conditions, wear sturdy walking shoes and bring along drinking water and insect repellant. 

    If you have questions, please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026

     
    • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414

    What: First Aid and CPR Certification Training

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

    When: Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Time: 5:30 - 9:30 PM

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

    Trainer: Brian Kearney

    Contact: Krista Hawley or 703-303-1026

    PVMN Re-Cert Eligible 

    Brian Kearney will be conducting a three hour First Aid and CPR course at PVAS's Cool Spring Preserve.

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

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

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

    Cool Spring Preserve is located at 1469 Lloyd Rd. just outside Charles Town, WV. Parking is available at the parking lot to the front of the building. 

    The workshop is open to anyone with an interest, however registration is required and limited to 10 people. 

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

    PVAS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the full fee will be refunded. $50 of the fee is nonrefundable and 100% of the fee is nonrefundable within 7 days of the workshop. 

Past events

Monday, January 16, 2017 Animal Story Yoga
Sunday, January 15, 2017 MLK Jr. Day, Service Event at Cool Spring Preserve
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: A Journey to the Aldo Leopold Foundation and Viewing of the Film "Green Fire"
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Monday, January 02, 2017 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 24, 2016 CANCELLED -Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Winter Solstice Bird Walk
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Community Meeting: Chimney Swifts on Shepherd University Campus
Sunday, December 11, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, December 03, 2016 Bird Walk for Late Risers
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Birding 101 Reunion and Celebration
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, November 26, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, November 19, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Saturday, November 19, 2016 Autumn Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, A Journey to the Aldo Leopold Foundation
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Sunday, November 13, 2016 Open House at Cool Spring Preserve
Sunday, November 13, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: The Galapagos Islands: Challenges and Triumphs of Conservation
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Kids Library Program: Bear Hair: Animal Pelts and Poetry
Friday, November 04, 2016 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Friday, November 04, 2016 Katie Fallon Presents on Vulture: Private Life of an Unloved Bird
Friday, November 04, 2016 Vulture Watch and Walk at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry National Park
Thursday, November 03, 2016 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, October 29, 2016 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, October 29, 2016 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
Friday, October 28, 2016 Owl Prowl and campfire at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Friday, October 28, 2016 Eidolon Maintenance Work
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Monday, October 17, 2016 Wee Naturalists: Leaf Man
Sunday, October 16, 2016 Nature Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Pollinators: The Simple Truth, We Can't Live Without Them
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, October 09, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 01, 2016 CANCELED - Field Trip to Herban Sprout
Saturday, October 01, 2016 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Natural History Workshop: Creek Critters in Antietam Creek
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Monday, September 19, 2016 Cape May Hawk Watching Trip
Monday, September 19, 2016 Wee Naturalists: September Exploration
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Nature Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Living in Nature: The World's Hunter-Gatherers
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, September 11, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Monarch Discovery Days at National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Natural History Workshop: Antietam Creek 'Water Canaries'
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Saturday, September 03, 2016 Monarch Discovery Days
Saturday, September 03, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Friday, September 02, 2016 Singing Insects Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, August 27, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, August 20, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Nature Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Shepherd University Day of Service at Yankauer
Sunday, August 14, 2016 Summer C&O Canal Bird Walk
Saturday, August 13, 2016 Mini-ID Workshop on Butterflies, Pollinators and Butterfly Garden Plants
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Saturday, August 06, 2016 Second Annual Butterfly Count - CANCELED
Saturday, August 06, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Friday, July 29, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Field Trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin
Saturday, July 23, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, July 18, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Pioneer Survivor (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 18, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp For Younger Campers: Out Of The Nest (ages 3-5 with an adult partner attending)
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Float Trip on the Opequon and Potluck
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Fireflies, Fiddles, and Frogs Family Picnic
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Bird Walk at Blue Ridge Center in Loudoun County VA
Monday, July 11, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: The Simple Life (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 11, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp for Younger Campers: Nature Buddies (Yankauer)
Sunday, July 10, 2016 Summer C&O Canal Bird Walk
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Wildlife CSI-4 days (Yankauer)
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Science in the Woods--4 days (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 02, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, June 27, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 PVAS At My Organic Market (MOM) in Frederick MD
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, June 20, 2016 Teen Digital Nature Photo Camp
Monday, June 20, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature's Architects (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 18, 2016 Visit to Successful Purple Martin Colony & Bird Walk
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Project Webfoot-3 days (Stauffer's Marsh)
Monday, June 13, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Sunday, June 12, 2016 Summer C&O Canal Bird Walk
Thursday, June 09, 2016 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, June 06, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: DIY Nature (Yankauer)
Sunday, June 05, 2016 Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Campout at Rolling Ridge
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Sunday, May 29, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Establish a Monarch Waystation Volunteer Service Project
Saturday, May 21, 2016 PVAS Native Plant Sale
Monday, May 16, 2016 Wee Naturalists: This Log Is A Home!
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon--Donations Still Being Accepted
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Seventh Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Friday, May 13, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Visit to Successful Purple Martin Colony & Bird Walk
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Purple Martins
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Monday, May 09, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Sunday, May 08, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Mother's Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 07, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Introduction to Birding & Bird Walk for Beginner Birders
Friday, May 06, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Warbler Walk at Harper's Ferry National Park, Murphy's Farm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 Frogwatch USA Protocol Instructional Workshop
Friday, April 29, 2016 Tour of Medicinal Plant Garden, Apothecary Museum, and Medicinal Plant Laboratory
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Bird Walk at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry National Park
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Friday, April 22, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, April 18, 2016 Wee Naturalists: Dirt Don't Hurt!
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Wildflower Festival
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Master Naturalist Service Project: Forest Restoration
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Appalachian Night Sounds
Saturday, April 09, 2016 This Race Is For The Birds
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Charles Town)
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Tour of Cam Tabb & Sons Composting Farm
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Friday, April 01, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Bolivar/Harpers Ferry)
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Martinsburg)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (South Jefferson)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal in Harpers Ferry
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (North Berkeley)
Monday, March 28, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Shepherdstown)
Saturday, March 26, 2016 Spring Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Understanding the Basics of Solar Energy
Monday, March 21, 2016 Wee Naturalists: Furry Tales!
Sunday, March 20, 2016 Welcome Spring Event
Sunday, March 20, 2016 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Winter Tree Identification along the C&O Canal
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Winter Wildlife and Tracks Walk at Cacapon State Park
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Trip to View American Woodcock Mating Display
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Astronomy
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, February 14, 2016 Winter Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield - CANCELED
Saturday, February 13, 2016 Family Outdoor Adventures: Animal Discovery Hike - POSTPONED
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Wildlife Encounters
Saturday, February 06, 2016 Winter Tree Identification Field Trip at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, January 30, 2016 Southern States Wild Bird Appreciation Day
Saturday, January 30, 2016 18th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Canceled: Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Tour the Grapevine Road Recycling Center
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: International Wildlife Trafficking
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Saturday, January 02, 2016 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Monday, December 21, 2015 Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, December 19, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, December 19, 2015 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Thursday, December 03, 2015 Appalachian Fruit Research Station Tour
Saturday, November 28, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Medicinal Plants: Past, Present & Future
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: History and Tales of the Christmas Bird Count
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Sunday, November 08, 2015 CANCELLED - Family Outdoor Adventures: Letterboxing Trek
Thursday, November 05, 2015 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Monday, November 02, 2015 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Saturday, October 31, 2015 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
Friday, October 30, 2015 Halloween Eve Owl Prowl
Saturday, October 24, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Backyard Naturalists
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Tree Walk: Trees in Transition and Winter Identification
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; Freshwater Mussels
Sunday, October 11, 2015 Bird Walk and Tour of the Historic Ridgedale House
Friday, October 09, 2015 Cape May Hawk Watching Trip
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, October 04, 2015 Postponed - Family Outdoor Adventures: Letterboxing Trek
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Monarch Butterfly Count at Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Friday, September 18, 2015 Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, September 13, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; Local Mosquito & Tick Issues
Saturday, September 05, 2015 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Discover Nature with a Walking Tour of Shenandoah University's Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield
Sunday, August 23, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Family Outdoor Adventures: Whiting's Neck Caving Adventure
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Friday, August 21, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Thursday, August 20, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 15, 2015 Natural History Workshop; Mushrooms
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, August 08, 2015 Singing Insects Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Family Outdoor Adventures: Build A Family Fort at Yankauer Preserve
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Field Trip and Hike at Ice Mountain Preserve
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Claymont Mansion
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Tour of Redbud Organic Farm
Saturday, July 25, 2015 Natural History Workshop; "Wasted Light, Stolen Night: An Introduction to Light Pollution"
Saturday, July 25, 2015 First Annual Butterfly Count
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry
Monday, July 20, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer-Build a Techno Trail (Martinsburg)
Monday, July 20, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Younger Campers: Out of the Nest (ages 3-5 with a parent attending, Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Fireflies, Fiddles, and Frogs Family Picnic
Monday, July 13, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 3 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, July 13, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Pioneer Adventure (Peter Burr Farm)
Sunday, July 12, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, July 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Butterfly...Flutter By (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp for Younger Campers: Nature Buddies (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, July 06, 2015 Cacapon Institute's Stream Scholars Camp
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Project WET/Project WILD/Project Learning Tree Workshop for Teachers
Monday, June 29, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: I'm Flying! (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 27, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Bird Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, June 22, 2015 Teen Nature Photography Camp (Shepherd University)
Monday, June 22, 2015 WAITING LIST Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2
Monday, June 22, 2015 WAITING LIST Audubon Discovery Camp: Outdoor Adventurer-Build A Techno Trail
Monday, June 22, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer-Build a Techno Trail (Shepherdstown)
Monday, June 22, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Champagne Garden Party
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Tour of the Wildlife Center of Virginia
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 4 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, June 15, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs, Slugs, and Other Ughs! (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Bird Walk at the Blue Ridge Tract (WMA) in Shannondale
Monday, June 08, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Monday, June 01, 2015 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Member BBQ and Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Natural History Workshop; Campfire Cooking Class
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Fern Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 23, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
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
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 PVAS Program at Shepherd University
Saturday, January 04, 2014 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, December 15, 2013 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count: DATE CHANGE
Sunday, November 24, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Outdoor Cooking at Kearneysville
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, November 18, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Owl-Banding Trip
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Outdoor Cooking at Cacapon State Park--CANCELLED
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 C&O Canal Bird Walk (Harpers Ferry)
Monday, November 04, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Natural History of Fish
Sunday, November 03, 2013 Waggoners Gap Bird Walk
Saturday, November 02, 2013 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Oktoberfest at Wild Goose Farm
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Monday, October 21, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Hike to Jefferson's Rock at Harpers Ferry
Friday, October 18, 2013 Special evening bird walk under a full moon
Friday, October 11, 2013 Cape May Fall Raptor Trip (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center-CANCELLED
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills CANCELLED
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Tree Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, September 23, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Sunday, September 22, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines
Sunday, September 22, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Terrestrial Habitats
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Mammals
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Soils
Friday, September 20, 2013 Sixth Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Backyard Birding
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Bolivar Heights Bird Walk
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Tree Walk at Morgan's Grove
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Washington Monument Hawk Watch trip
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Grapevine Road Recycling Center Tour
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Friday, September 06, 2013 Chimney Swift watch
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, August 26, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Berkeley County Birding Trip
Sunday, August 18, 2013 Geocaching Workshop
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Elective Class: Song of Insects
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Habitat Improvement
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Wildflowers and Weeds
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Tree Walk at Morgan's Grove
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Friday, July 26, 2013 Eastern Shore Birding Trip
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Song of Insects
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Bird Walk in Loudoun County VA
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 NCTC Bird Walk - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Monday, July 15, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Ol' Time Arts (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Hiking Trip to Shenandoah National Park
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, July 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 3 (Yankauer)
Monday, July 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs-a-Billion! (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 01, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Camp, Canoe, Canal (Yankauer)
Monday, July 01, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs-a-Billion! (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, June 24, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 22, 2013 NCTC Bird Walk
Monday, June 17, 2013 Nature Photography Camp For Teens
Monday, June 17, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Butterfly Atlas Training
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Dragonflies of WV
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, June 10, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Rock On! (Yankauer)
Monday, June 10, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Do You Like Spiders and Snakes? (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Champagne Garden Party
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Up the Creek
Friday, June 07, 2013 Shepherdstown's Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Monday, June 03, 2013 Outdoor Cooking Class
Monday, June 03, 2013 Preschool Camp: Just For Fledglings (age 5, entering Kindergarten)
Saturday, June 01, 2013 PVAS Annual Meeting and Picnic
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Preschool Camp: Out of the Nest (ages 3-4 with a parent attending)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp WAITING LIST: Out of the Nest
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Shannondale Springs Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Mountain Laurel walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Bird Trip to Bombey Hook and other Eastern Shore Locations
Sunday, May 12, 2013 Mother's Day Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs WMA
Saturday, May 11, 2013 "Big Sit" at Rumsey Park
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Bagels and Birds-CANCELLED
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Fourth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon
Friday, May 10, 2013 Celebrate IMBD with Eric Dinerstein "The Kingdom of Rarities"
Friday, May 10, 2013 PVAS Reception With Eric Dinerstein
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Bird Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Bird Walk at Sleepy Creek WMA
Monday, May 06, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Monday, May 06, 2013 C&O Canal Bird Walk
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Winston Gardens Native Plant Nursery Spring Open House Plant Sale
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Introduction to Birding
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Antietam Battlefield/Snavely Ford Bird Walk
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Harpers Ferry Hike
Sunday, April 28, 2013 Bird walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Ecology and History of the Chesapeake Bay
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Family StoryWalk in Martinsburg
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 21, 2013 Interpretive hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Exploring Vernal Pools
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Monday, April 15, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Hike the Hills
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Antietam Battlefield Birding Trip
Friday, April 12, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Friday, April 12, 2013 Nature Photography Workshop
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, April 06, 2013 Wildflower Festival
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Birding Trip to Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, March 24, 2013 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23, 2013 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Bird Trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Winter Tree Identification - Shepherdstown
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Run for Cover!
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Project WET
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs WMA
Friday, March 08, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, March 02, 2013 Hike the Appalachian Trail-Keys Gap Area
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Project Wild Aquatic Workshop
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Shenandoah River Birding Trip
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Birding Trip to Jefferson County Waterfowl Hotspots
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Eastern Shore Birding Trip
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore
Friday, February 15, 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, February 09, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Duck, Duck, Geese?
Saturday, February 09, 2013 Wildlife Signs Walk at Cacapon State Park
Friday, February 08, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, January 27, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Writers Group
Saturday, January 26, 2013 15th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Friday, January 18, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Pictures in the Sky
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Backyard Birding
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Winter Dens
Friday, January 11, 2013 Nature Photographers Pot Luck
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, January 05, 2013 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 15, 2012 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Friday, December 14, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Give Chase
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Harpers Ferry Hike
Thursday, December 06, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Snowflakes and Snowbirds
Monday, December 03, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Snowflakes and Snowbirds
Saturday, November 17, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Monday, November 12, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Owl-Banding
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Muddy Sneakers
Saturday, November 10, 2012 PVAS Hawk Watch at Snicker's Gap
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch
Saturday, October 27, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Hike to Jefferson's Rock at Harpers Ferry
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch
Monday, October 15, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Bugs, Bones, and Bats
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Cape May Hawk-watch Trip
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, October 06, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 Bolivar Heights bird walk
Sunday, September 30, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve Bird Trip
Saturday, September 29, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Fall Edible Wild Plants
Friday, September 28, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting--Room Change!
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Growing Native Seed Collection Event
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Natural History of Dolly Sods
Friday, September 21, 2012 Fifth Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch trip
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Bolivar Heights Bird Walk
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Monday, September 17, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Monday, September 17, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch trip
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Evening Insect Walk
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Cathedral State Park
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Master Birder: Raptors
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Saturday, September 08, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Mushroom Hunters
Saturday, September 08, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: C&O Canal Trek
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 Shorebird Pond birding trip
Saturday, September 01, 2012 Shorebird Pond Birding Trip
Thursday, August 30, 2012 Butterfly & Wetland Walk
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Ice Mountain
Saturday, August 25, 2012 PVAS Sponsors Pledge to Fledge at Stauffer' Marsh Nature Preserve
Friday, August 24, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve Bird Walk - Shorebirds
Sunday, August 12, 2012 Family Perseids Party
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Sky Ranger's Perseids Party
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Shorebird Trip to various locations in Jefferson/Berkeley counties
Friday, August 10, 2012 Nature Photography Workshop
Friday, August 03, 2012 Birding Trip to Delaware Shore
Thursday, August 02, 2012 Evening Nature Walk at Cacapon State Park
Friday, July 27, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal VA
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Bird Walk at the C&O Canal Near Harper's Ferry
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Antietam Battlefield Birding Trip
Monday, July 16, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor, Part Deux (Yankauer)
Monday, July 16, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Creek Sneak
Monday, July 09, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Hop, Slither, Sneak! (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 07, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Reserve Bird Walk
Monday, July 02, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Mystery Week (4 days, Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Birding trip to Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Into The Wild (FLOC)
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Hop, Slither, Sneak! (Yankauer)
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature Detectives (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Natural History Workshop: American Beaver in West Virginia
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Antietam Battlefield birding trip
Friday, June 22, 2012 Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal VA
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp WAITING LIST: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Adventure Challenge (FLOC)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Life On The Frontier (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: The Simple Life (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Harpers Ferry bird walk
Monday, June 11, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature Detectives (Yankauer)
Monday, June 11, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Wild Wings (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 09, 2012 PVAS Annual Meeting and Picnic
Saturday, June 09, 2012 Mountain Laurel walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 Birding trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, June 02, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Birding trip to Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Preschool Audubon Discovery Camp: Out of the Nest (Yankauer)
Saturday, May 26, 2012 Birding trip to Canaan Valley
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Bird walk at the Harpers Ferry National Park's Murphy's Farm
Saturday, May 12, 2012 Third Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon
Thursday, May 10, 2012 Bird Walk at Flowing Springs Park
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 Bird walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, May 06, 2012 Trillium Walk
Sunday, May 06, 2012 C&O Canal bird walk
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Bald Eagle watch for parents and children - CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATION
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Garlic Mustard Pull
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Birding Through History at the Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 05, 2012 "Introduction to Birding"
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Special evening program at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 29, 2012 Bird walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Winston Gardens Native Plant Nursery Spring Open House Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Thursday, April 26, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Saturday, April 21, 2012 11th Annual Race for the Birds
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Birding trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Wildflower Festival
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Birding trip to the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Landscape Gardening Conference at Shenandoah University
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservtion Training Center
Thursday, April 05, 2012 Birding 101
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry
Sunday, April 01, 2012 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Edible Wild Plants
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Friday, March 30, 2012 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting at NCTC
Sunday, March 25, 2012 Hike to Jefferson Rock at Harpers Ferry
Thursday, March 22, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Birding trip along the Shenandoah River in Jefferson County
Saturday, March 17, 2012 Wildlife Signs walk at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PVAS Program at National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, March 11, 2012 Bird walk at Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve in Berkeley County
Friday, March 09, 2012 Evening trip to observe the flight of the American Woodcock
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Bird Walk at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's Murphy Farm
Saturday, March 03, 2012 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 C&O Canal Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Birding Trip Along Shenandoah River
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Winter tree identification field trip along the C&O Canal
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore - Canceled!!!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 PVAS Program at NCTC
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Birding Trip Along Shenandoah River
Saturday, February 04, 2012 Birding Trip at NCTC
Saturday, January 21, 2012 C&O canal bird walk
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 PVAS Program
Saturday, December 31, 2011 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Master Naturalist Workshop
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Wee Naturalist
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Saturday, August 20, 2011 Master Naturalist Workshop—Monarch Watch
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Sunday, August 14, 2011 Tour of Redbud Organic Farm
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Friday, July 29, 2011 Birding Trip to the Delaware Shore


  
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              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
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Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

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

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

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
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AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016
Bridget@PotomacAudubon.org

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
Amy@PotomacAudubon.org
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