PVAS Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 27, 2016
    • 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, August 27, 2016

    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 walk will take place on Saturday, August 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. 

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

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

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

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

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

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow. 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.



    • Friday, September 02, 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • C&O Canal Road, Shepherdstown, WV
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    What: Singing Insect Walk

    Where: C&O Canal Road (meet in parking area of Antietam Campground on Canal Road)

    When: Friday evening, September 2, 2016

    Time: Meet at 7:30 PM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Wil Hershberger

    PMVN ReCert Eligible 

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

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

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

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

    The walking group will assemble at 7:30 p.m. at the Antietam Campground parking area on Canal Road, 3.5 miles east of Route 34 (Shepherdstown/Sharpsburg bridge). After turning off Route 34 (Shepherdstown Pike) on Canal Road towards the C&O Canal, continue past a small parking lot on your right and a larger parking lot on your left, eventually reaching the campground parking lot. 

    From the campground parking lot, Will 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.


    • Saturday, September 03, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Kiwanis City Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown MD

    What: Bird Walk

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

    When: Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Register Here: http://www.hagerstownmd.org/birdwalks

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Bird Club, a bird walk on Saturday, September 3.

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

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

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

    The trip will only be cancelled if there is a steady rain. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Saturday, September 03, 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Saturday, September 17, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Eastern Panhandle and Washington County, MD

    What: Monarch Discovery Days - two weeks of activities to celebrate the fall Monarch migration

    Where: Various locations around Washington County, MD and the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV. 

    When: Saturday, September 3 through Saturday, September 17

    Time: Variety of times - check the listing below

    Cost: all events are free of charge

    Contact: Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is partnering with The Monarch Alliance to provide two weeks of activities to celebrate the fall Monarch migration, which peaks in our area in mid-September. 

    The National Conservation Training Center, the Antietam National Battlefield, Discovery Station of Hagerstown, University of MD Master Gardeners and the City of Hagerstown are all sponsoring Monarch events during this period.

    The eastern Monarch Butterfly population has been in serious decline over the last 20 years that counts have been taken in the Monarch sanctuaries in Mexico.  

    This year’s population got off to a poor start, as it was struck by a severe winter storm in early March as the Monarchs were beginning their movement north in search of milkweed.  

    Monarch Watch estimates that this year’s population may be down to around two hectares of land in Mexico, which translates to about 70-100 million Monarchs.

    This is down from historically high numbers of about one billion or more Monarchs.

    To celebrate the Fall migration and to focus public attention on the Monarch Butterfly, the Potomac Valley Audubon Society and The Monarch Alliance have scheduled a number of activities from September 3 – 17, including a Fall Milkweed Sale.  

    We encourage the participation of families and children:

    • Saturday, September 3 at Discovery Station, Hagerstown, beginning at 1 p.m., Discovery Station will have a special exhibit of Monarch Lego Robotics for families and children, and will show the acclaimed film, “Journey of the Monarchs.”  Discovery Station is at 101 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown
    • Sunday, September 4, the Antietam National Battlefield will take participants into the field to find and tag Monarchs.  The event will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and participants will meet at the Burnside Bridge parking area.
    • Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kiwanis Park, Hagerstown, The Monarch Alliance, will conduct a Monarch tagging demonstration.  The park is located at 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown, MD.
    • Saturday, September 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hager House, City Park, City of Hagerstown, The Monarch Alliance will conduct a Monarch tagging demonstration.
    • Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Monarch Alliance will hold its Fall Milkweed Sale at Sunny Meadows Garden Center on Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg, MD. In addition, the University of MD Master Gardeners will be teaching visitors about conservation landscaping and the Bay-Wise Program. 

    The Monarch Alliance will be selling Butterfly Weed and Swamp Milkweed, and Sunny Meadows Garden Center will be selling the same plants that are in The Monarch Waystation at Kiwanis Park.  This is your chance to have your own backyard Monarch Waystation. 

    For further information, contact Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com

    • Saturday, September 10, 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Claymont Mansion outside of Charles Town

    What: Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property

    Where: Claymont Mansion, outside of Charles Town

    When: Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Time: 7:30 - 11:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

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

    Please meet Joette at 7:30 AM 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 possible migrating passerines and raptors in addition to resident species and first year birds.
     
    Registration is strongly encouraged.

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

    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. 
    • Saturday, September 10, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Newcomer House at Antietam National Battlefield, 18433 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD

    What: Natural History Workshop: Antietam Creek 'Water Canaries' 

    Where: In the shallow water of Antietam Creek near the Middle Bridge and Newcomer House in Antietam National Battlefield (18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756)

    When: Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Cost: $15 for PVAS members, $20 for general public (18 and under free with paying adult)

    Instructor: Sandy Brown

    Contact: Krista Hawley adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026

    PVMN Re-Cert Hours

    Are you interested in learning more about how you can, on your own, determine a good deal about stream health? Do you want to learn about aquatic macro invertebrates (water canaries)?

    Join Sandy Brown, Environmental Educator at Alice Ferguson Foundation, certified Master Naturalist and PVAS Watershed Instructor, as she searches for benthic macroinvertebrates in Antietam Creek! 

    Aquatic macroinvertebrates are small animals living among stones, logs, sediments and aquatic plants on the bottom of streams, rivers and lakes. They play an important role in fresh water ecosystems and are widely used as indicators of pollution when testing for water quality (hence, their nickname of "water canaries.")

    Workshop participants will learn how to identify these organisms and how they indicate water quality.

    Participants will work in shallow water near the Newcomer House on the eastern edge of Antietam National Battlefield. This is a family friendly event and children are very welcome if accompanied by an adult. 

    Participation in this workshop, which is limited to the first 30 participants, will provide 2 elective hours toward Master Naturalist certification or re-certification.

    Registration is required. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to stand in ankle deep water. Bring along drinking water, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

    Meet at the Newcomer House in Antietam National Battlefield. 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756. Drive through Sharpsburg and it is a half mile up on the left (directly across the street from the barn they have been restoring for the past 6 months). 

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

    *all fees are non-refundable

    • Saturday, September 10, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
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    What: Monarch Discovery Days; Help to Capture, Tag and Release Monarchs

    Where: National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV

    When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 (registration closes Monday, Sept. 5)

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

    Cost: free

    Contact: Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com

    Registration is required and will close on Monday, September 5.         

    Join the Monarch Alliance and the Potomac Valley Audubon Society as they partner in celebrating the fall migration of Monarchs.  Monarch Discovery Days is a 2 week celebration of activities highlighting the importance, education and preservation of Monarchs. 

    On Saturday, September 10, participants will walk the campus of NCTC searching for Monarch Butterflies to capture, tag and release. 

    This event at the National Conservation Training Center requires registration. Please bring your photo ID and be prepared to stop at the security station upon entry to NCTC. 

    Participants will meet on the steps of the front Entry building. If you need help with directions, please ask at the security station and they will help direct you.

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

    If you have questions, please contact Tracy McCleaf at 304-876-7781 or 717-398-8673 or tracy_mccleaf@fws.gov

    The schedule of events for the 2 weeks of activities is available here: 

    Monarch Discovery Days

    • Sunday, September 11, 2016
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • C&O Canal in Williamsport, MD

    What: Bird Walk

    Where: C&O Canal towpath in the Williamsport, MD area (meet at the Canal Visitor Center at Cushwa Basin in Williamsport)

    When: Sunday, September 11, 2016

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

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has teamed up with the National Park Service to offer a series of Sunday morning bird walks along the C&O Canal towpath in the Williamsport MD area.

    The walks will be held on the second Sunday of September, October & November (September 11, October 10 and November 13).

    All the walks will begin at the Canal Visitor Center at Cushwa Basin in Williamsport. They will be led by local birding expert Sandy Sagalkin.

    The walks will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. They will involve easy walking over level ground, and children and families will be welcome.

    Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

    The Canal towpath offers good birding opportunities, since it is a major stop for migrating birds and neotropical birds that breed in our area. Species likely to be sighted will include Baltimore Orioles and Prothonotary Warblers, among many others.

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

    Binoculars will be provided if needed.

    Directions to the Williamsport Canal Visitor Center can be found on the Canal website at www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/williamsportvisitorcenter.htm.

    The trip may be canceled or postponed if weather conditions are poor.

    For more information, go to the PVAS website or contact Mr. Sagalkin at sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com or 240-291-6465.

    • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh

    What:  Day of Caring (work day) at Yankauer Nature Preserve or Stauffer's Marsh  (sponsored by United Way of the Eastern Panhandle)

    When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    Times: 

    Yankauer: 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., 

    Stauffer's Marsh: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

     We welcome you whether you can help for a few hours or all day!

    Who: You!  Anyone who is interested in helping PVAS freshen up their nature preserves. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Join other volunteers in sprucing up two of PVAS's properties.  Whether your special place is in the woods at Yankauer or the serenity of Stauffer's Marsh, we can use your help!

    Volunteers will be doing an array of work projects including removing invasive plants, clearing and maintaining trails, spreading mulch, planting trees, weeding butterfly gardens, and more. If you have energy and interest we have a task for you!

    Lunch and a t-shirt are provided for volunteers. Please bring a refillable water bottle as we have extra water for refills during the day.  Gloves and tools are available, but you are welcome to bring your own. (Just please make sure they are marked with your name.)

    All volunteers are required to sign a United Way waiver which will be sent to you by email.



    • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip

    Where: Washington Monument State Park on 

    South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD

    When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Time: 9:30 - Noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County (MD) Bird Club will co-sponsor regular weekly hawk watches at Maryland's Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain beginning Wednesday, September 14 and will continue through Wednesday, November 9. 

    Meet Sandy Sagalkin, trip leader, at the upper parking lot of the State Park at 9:30. The watch will go until Noon, however participants are welcome to stay longer if they wish.

    This trip should offer good opportunities to view these magnificent birds in large numbers during their annual fall migration.

    These dates roughly encompass the period of the annual fall hawk migration, and the Washington Monument park offers an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent birds as they wend their way south for the winter.

    This hawk watch is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children are welcome, however need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

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

    Hawk-watching is very weather sensitive because these birds do not fly in rain or snow. If it is certain that weather will force cancellation of any particular watch, those who have pre-registered will be notified of that cancellation by email no later than 6:00 p.m. the evening before.

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

    • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    • 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, September 14th, 2016

    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, September 14th at 7:00 PM for our regular monthly 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. 

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    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

    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.

    • Saturday, September 17, 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    What:  Nature Walk 

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

    When: Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Time: 7:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Steve Hartman

    Join us for a Nature Walk at Stauffer's Marsh.

    Steve Hartman will be leading this nature walk on Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 a.m..  His walk will focus on the flora and fauna of Stauffer's Marsh. Enjoy the beauty of the marsh while looking at the plants, trees and birds. The birds likely to be seen will include shorebirds, sandpipers and early fall migrants.

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

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

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

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

    Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.  

    For more information, please feel free to contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    • Monday, September 19, 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Friday, September 23, 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Cape May, NJ
    What: Hawk Watching Trip

    Where: Cape May, NJ

    When: Monday, September 19 - Friday, September 23

    Cost: no PVAS fee; participants pay their own transportation and accommodations

    Meeting Place:  Cape May State Park at the Hawk Watching Platform at morning.

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County Bird Club are co-sponsoring a hawk-watching trip to Cape May, NJ.

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate and there will be no fee. However, participants will be expected to furnish their own transportation and arrange for their own accommodations.

    Hotel and motel reservations should be made as soon as possible because Cape May is a very popular destination. Those planning to use the Lewes-Cape May Ferry also need to make reservations early for the same reason.

    The trip will be led by local birder Sandy Sagalkin and it will focus on several hawk-watching sites in the Cape May area.  It will offer good opportunities to see Peregrine Falcons, Merlins, American Kestrels, Sharp-Shinned Hawks, Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers and other raptors. 

    Those who participate will also be able to take advantage of a variety of free educational opportunities offered by the Cape May Bird Observatory and the New Jersey Audubon Society. 
    Check their calendar for more information at http://community.njaudubon.org/page.aspx?pid=382

    The Cape May Bird Observatory website (www.birdcapemay.org) contains a list of Cape May hotels and motels which offer discounts to birders who are members of the Observatory. The savings can be significant enough that trip participants who are not already members may wish to join; this can be done easily online.

    Sandy Sagalkin will be staying at Leith Hall, a Victorian B&B in Cape May.  He will be arriving on the evening of Monday, September 19 and departing on the morning of Friday, September 23rd. They offer discounts to members of the Cape May Observatory. Mention Sandy's name to Elan or Susan, the proprietors when making a reservation. Their number is 609-884-1934 or check out their website; leithhall.com.

    Other years, participants have stayed at the Cape Harbor Motel  609-884-0018 or the Buckingham Motel 609-884-4073. 

    The meeting place for all participants will be at 9 :00 AM on September 20 at the Cape May State Park Hawk Watching Platform.

    Those who wish to participate should register here.
    If you have questions, please feel free to contact Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com

    • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, WV
    What: Hawk Watch 

    Where: Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park  

    When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Time: 9:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Deb Hale is leading a Hawk Watching trip in the Bolivar Heights section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, September 21.

    The trip will begin at 9:30 AM and last two to three hours. 

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

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants will meet at the Bolivar Heights parking area. 

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

    The Hawk Watch will take place in one area near the parking lot, watching for and counting the hawks from that general spot. The group will mostly be stationary, watching for the migration of raptors overhead, starting around mid-morning, the majority primarily being Broad-winged hawks, but also including Red-shouldered, Red-tailed, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned hawks, Osprey, Bald Eagles and Common Ravens, too.

    Those who are not able to attend some of our longer birding hikes may enjoy this opportunity to participate in this watch as it does not require much walking.

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

    For more information, please contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346.
    • Saturday, September 24, 2016
    • 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, September 24, 2016

    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 walk will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip

    Where: Washington Monument State Park on 

    South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD

    When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Time: 9:30 - Noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County (MD) Bird Club will co-sponsor regular weekly hawk watches at Maryland's Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain beginning Wednesday, September 14 and will continue through Wednesday, November 9. 

    Meet Sandy Sagalkin, trip leader, at the upper parking lot of the State Park at 9:30. The watch will go until Noon, however participants are welcome to stay longer if they wish.

    This trip should offer good opportunities to view these magnificent birds in large numbers during their annual fall migration.

    These dates roughly encompass the period of the annual fall hawk migration, and the Washington Monument park offers an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent birds as they wend their way south for the winter.

    This hawk watch is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children are welcome, however need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

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

    Hawk-watching is very weather sensitive because these birds do not fly in rain or snow. If it is certain that weather will force cancellation of any particular watch, those who have pre-registered will be notified of that cancellation by email no later than 6:00 p.m. the evening before.

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

    • Saturday, October 01, 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
    • 11
    What: Bird Walk

    Where:  National Conservation Training Center

    When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 (register by September 26)

    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, October 1.

    The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, but space will be limited and registration by Wednesday, September 26 is required. Children will be welcome.

    After checking in at the guard station, please meet in the 'blue' parking area.

    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.

    • Saturday, October 01, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Herban Sprout, 732 New York Ave. Martinsburg, WV

    What: Field Trip to Herban Sprout

    Where: 732 New York Avenue, Martinsburg, WV

    When: Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Time: 9:00 a.m. 

    Cost: free

    Contact: Krista Hawley adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026

    PVAS Host: TBA

    PVMN Re-Cert Hour

    Join PVAS as we tour Martinsburg's first urban farm, Herban Sprout. 

    This tour will highlight the amazing produce that can be organically grown in an urban setting, as well as a host of other fascinating features you can find at Herban Sprout.

    • We will explore their 18"X18" greenhouse that is completely off the grid
    • greenhouse features 6 solar panels on the roof that run hydroponic pumps, fans etc...
    • siding made out of pallet boards
    • insulation from recycled denim (blue jeans)
    • rain barrels
    • 38 restored windows
    • much of the wood is recycled, repurposed wood from dumpsters and recycle center
    • organic, local, real food, greens, herbs, wheatgrass, micro greens, hydroponics, etc

    See pictures and read about what is happening at Urban Sprout through their Facebook Page:

    https://www.facebook.com/herbansprout

    The tour will begin at 9:00 am. and last about an hour. Matthew Denton and Stepfhanie Connell, owners of Herban Sprout, will be giving the tour and are xcited to show you around and answer any questions you may have. 

    Herban Sprout is located at 732 New York Avenue, Martinsburg, WV. It is on the corner of Buxton and New York Avenue. Parking is on the street. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged in order to help prepare for the tour. 

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


    • Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip

    Where: Washington Monument State Park on 

    South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD

    When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    Time: 9:30 - Noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County (MD) Bird Club will co-sponsor regular weekly hawk watches at Maryland's Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain beginning Wednesday, September 14 and will continue through Wednesday, November 9. 

    Meet Sandy Sagalkin, trip leader, at the upper parking lot of the State Park at 9:30. The watch will go until Noon, however participants are welcome to stay longer if they wish.

    This trip should offer good opportunities to view these magnificent birds in large numbers during their annual fall migration.

    These dates roughly encompass the period of the annual fall hawk migration, and the Washington Monument park offers an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent birds as they wend their way south for the winter.

    This hawk watch is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children are welcome, however need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

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

    Hawk-watching is very weather sensitive because these birds do not fly in rain or snow. If it is certain that weather will force cancellation of any particular watch, those who have pre-registered will be notified of that cancellation by email no later than 6:00 p.m. the evening before.

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

    • Saturday, October 08, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

    What: Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary 'Birthday Bash' Celebration

    Where: National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV

    When: Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Time: 5:30 PM

    Cost: No fee, however dinner and drinks will be available for purchase.

    Contact: Larry Smith msmith19@frontiernet.net if you have questions

    Registration: is required and accepted through Monday, October 3rd.

    Master Naturalists and their significant others are invited to join us on the evening of October 8th at the National Conservation Training Center where the Potomac Valley Master Naturalists are hosting a dinner and concert to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.

    The evening will include nature themed music, poetry, guest speakers and exhibits showcasing the nature photography and art created by PVAS and PVMN members. 

    Dinner will be ala carte in the NCTC cafeteria. Dinner choices will range from salads starting at $4.50 to a hot entree with 2 sides at $16.50. Should a glass of wine with dinner sound appealing, a cash bar will be open throughout the evening. 

    Registration is required and will close on Monday, October 3th. Do not delay! Register today!

    If you have questions, please contact Larry Smith at msmith19@frontiernet.net

    • Sunday, October 09, 2016
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • C&O Canal in Williamsport, MD

    What: Bird Walk

    Where: C&O Canal towpath in the Williamsport, MD area (meet at the Canal Visitor Center at Cushwa Basin in Williamsport)

    When: Sunday, October 9, 2016

    Time: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has teamed up with the National Park Service to offer a series of Sunday morning bird walks along the C&O Canal towpath in the Williamsport MD area.

    The walks will be held on the second Sunday of September, October & November (September 11, October 9 and November 13).

    All the walks will begin at the Canal Visitor Center at Cushwa Basin in Williamsport. They will be led by local birding expert Sandy Sagalkin.

    The walks will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. They will involve easy walking over level ground, and children and families will be welcome.

    Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

    The Canal towpath offers good birding opportunities, since it is a major stop for migrating birds and neotropical birds that breed in our area. Species likely to be sighted will include Baltimore Orioles and Prothonotary Warblers, among many others.

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

    Binoculars will be provided if needed.

    Directions to the Williamsport Canal Visitor Center can be found on the Canal website at www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/williamsportvisitorcenter.htm.

    The trip may be canceled or postponed if weather conditions are poor.

    For more information, go to the PVAS website or contact Mr. Sagalkin at sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com or 240-291-6465.

    • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of Harpers Ferry National Park

    What: Bird Walk at South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield

    Where: South Schoolhouse Ridge, Harpers Ferry National Park

    When: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Deb Hale is leading a fall bird walk in the South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of the Harpers Ferry National Park.

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

    Likely species include woodpeckers, raptors, lingering migrating birds and returning winter birds.

    Meet at 8:00 a.m. the South Schoolhouse Ridge parking area. From Route 340 west of Harpers Ferry, turn south onto Millville Road (County Route 27) where the outdoor flea market used to be; proceed .6 miles to parking area. If the gate is closed, pull off and park along the road.

    Please dress for the weather and bring along drinking water.

    This event is open to the public and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend, however pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

    Loaner binoculars will be available. 

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

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

    What: Bird Walk at South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield

    Where: South Schoolhouse Ridge, Harpers Ferry National Park

    When: Wednesday, March 25th 2015

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Deb Hale

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

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

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

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

    Please dress for the weather and bring along drinking water.

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

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

    • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip

    Where: Washington Monument State Park on 

    South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD

    When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Time: 9:30 - Noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County (MD) Bird Club will co-sponsor regular weekly hawk watches at Maryland's Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain beginning Wednesday, September 14 and will continue through Wednesday, November 9. 

    Meet Sandy Sagalkin, trip leader, at the upper parking lot of the State Park at 9:30. The watch will go until Noon, however participants are welcome to stay longer if they wish.

    This trip should offer good opportunities to view these magnificent birds in large numbers during their annual fall migration.

    These dates roughly encompass the period of the annual fall hawk migration, and the Washington Monument park offers an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent birds as they wend their way south for the winter.

    This hawk watch is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children are welcome, however need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

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

    Hawk-watching is very weather sensitive because these birds do not fly in rain or snow. If it is certain that weather will force cancellation of any particular watch, those who have pre-registered will be notified of that cancellation by email no later than 6:00 p.m. the evening before.

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

    • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    • 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, October 12th, 2016

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: Pollinators: The Simple Truth, We Can't Live Without Them

    Presenter: Larry Stritch

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 PM for our regular monthly program.

    Larry Stitch, retired U.S. Forest Service national botanist, will present a program on pollinators and pollination.

    Topics to be discussed are:

    • Who are the pollinators?
    • What is pollination?
    • Introduction to Pollinator Gardens.
    • What is happening to pollinators?

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    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.

    • Saturday, October 15, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Kiwanis City Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown MD

    What: Bird Walk

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

    When: Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Register Here: http://www.hagerstownmd.org/birdwalks

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Bird Club, a bird walk on Saturday, October 15.

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

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

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

    The trip will only be cancelled if there is a steady rain. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Sunday, October 16, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve, Berkeley County

    What:  Nature Walk 

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

    When: Sunday, October 16, 2016

    Time: 8:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Steve Hartman

    Help Steve Hartman celebrate his birthday as he leads a Nature Walk at Stauffer's Marsh.

    His birthday walk will focus on the flora and fauna of Stauffer's Marsh. Enjoy the beauty of the marsh while looking at the plants, trees and birds. The birds likely to be seen will include various fall migrants.

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

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

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

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

    Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.  

    For more information, please feel free to contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip

    Where: Washington Monument State Park on 

    South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD

    When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    Time: 9:30 - Noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County (MD) Bird Club will co-sponsor regular weekly hawk watches at Maryland's Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain beginning Wednesday, September 14 and will continue through Wednesday, November 9. 

    Meet Sandy Sagalkin, trip leader, at the upper parking lot of the State Park at 9:30. The watch will go until Noon, however participants are welcome to stay longer if they wish.

    This trip should offer good opportunities to view these magnificent birds in large numbers during their annual fall migration.

    These dates roughly encompass the period of the annual fall hawk migration, and the Washington Monument park offers an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent birds as they wend their way south for the winter.

    This hawk watch is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children are welcome, however need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

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

    Hawk-watching is very weather sensitive because these birds do not fly in rain or snow. If it is certain that weather will force cancellation of any particular watch, those who have pre-registered will be notified of that cancellation by email no later than 6:00 p.m. the evening before.

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

    • Saturday, October 22, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD

    What: Bird Walk 

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

    When: Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Time: 8:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The walk will take place on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



    • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip

    Where: Washington Monument State Park on 

    South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD

    When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    Time: 9:30 - Noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County (MD) Bird Club will co-sponsor regular weekly hawk watches at Maryland's Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain beginning Wednesday, September 14 and will continue through Wednesday, November 9. 

    Meet Sandy Sagalkin, trip leader, at the upper parking lot of the State Park at 9:30. The watch will go until Noon, however participants are welcome to stay longer if they wish.

    This trip should offer good opportunities to view these magnificent birds in large numbers during their annual fall migration.

    These dates roughly encompass the period of the annual fall hawk migration, and the Washington Monument park offers an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent birds as they wend their way south for the winter.

    This hawk watch is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children are welcome, however need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

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

    Hawk-watching is very weather sensitive because these birds do not fly in rain or snow. If it is certain that weather will force cancellation of any particular watch, those who have pre-registered will be notified of that cancellation by email no later than 6:00 p.m. the evening before.

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

    • Wednesday, November 02, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip

    Where: Washington Monument State Park on 

    South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD

    When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Time: 9:30 - Noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County (MD) Bird Club will co-sponsor regular weekly hawk watches at Maryland's Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain beginning Wednesday, September 14 and will continue through Wednesday, November 9. 

    Meet Sandy Sagalkin, trip leader, at the upper parking lot of the State Park at 9:30. The watch will go until Noon, however participants are welcome to stay longer if they wish.

    This trip should offer good opportunities to view these magnificent birds in large numbers during their annual fall migration.

    These dates roughly encompass the period of the annual fall hawk migration, and the Washington Monument park offers an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent birds as they wend their way south for the winter.

    This hawk watch is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children are welcome, however need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

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

    Hawk-watching is very weather sensitive because these birds do not fly in rain or snow. If it is certain that weather will force cancellation of any particular watch, those who have pre-registered will be notified of that cancellation by email no later than 6:00 p.m. the evening before.

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

    • Wednesday, November 09, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip

    Where: Washington Monument State Park on 

    South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD

    When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Time: 9:30 - Noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County (MD) Bird Club will co-sponsor regular weekly hawk watches at Maryland's Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain beginning Wednesday, September 14 and will continue through Wednesday, November 9. 

    Meet Sandy Sagalkin, trip leader, at the upper parking lot of the State Park at 9:30. The watch will go until Noon, however participants are welcome to stay longer if they wish.

    This trip should offer good opportunities to view these magnificent birds in large numbers during their annual fall migration.

    These dates roughly encompass the period of the annual fall hawk migration, and the Washington Monument park offers an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent birds as they wend their way south for the winter.

    This hawk watch is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children are welcome, however need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

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

    Hawk-watching is very weather sensitive because these birds do not fly in rain or snow. If it is certain that weather will force cancellation of any particular watch, those who have pre-registered will be notified of that cancellation by email no later than 6:00 p.m. the evening before.

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

    • Sunday, November 13, 2016
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • C&O Canal in Williamsport, MD

    What: Bird Walk

    Where: C&O Canal towpath in the Williamsport, MD area (meet at the Canal Visitor Center at Cushwa Basin in Williamsport)

    When: Sunday, November 13, 2016

    Time: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has teamed up with the National Park Service to offer a series of Sunday morning bird walks along the C&O Canal towpath in the Williamsport MD area.

    The walks will be held on the second Sunday of September, October & November (September 11, October 9 and November 13).

    All the walks will begin at the Canal Visitor Center at Cushwa Basin in Williamsport. They will be led by local birding expert Sandy Sagalkin.

    The walks will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. They will involve easy walking over level ground, and children and families will be welcome.

    Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

    The Canal towpath offers good birding opportunities, since it is a major stop for migrating birds and neotropical birds that breed in our area. Species likely to be sighted will include Baltimore Orioles and Prothonotary Warblers, among many others.

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

    Binoculars will be provided if needed.

    Directions to the Williamsport Canal Visitor Center can be found on the Canal website at www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/williamsportvisitorcenter.htm.

    The trip may be canceled or postponed if weather conditions are poor.

    For more information, go to the PVAS website or contact Mr. Sagalkin at sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com or 240-291-6465.

    • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Shannondale Springs
    • 25

    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.

    • Saturday, February 18, 2017
    • Saturday, February 25, 2017
    • State of Michoacan, Mexico
    WHAT:  Join PVAS friends on an 8-day land tour, February 18-25, 2017, to two Monarch Butterfly sanctuaries in the western Sierra Madre Mountain Range in central Mexico (State of Michoacan)! In addition, visit several small folk art villages, Paracutin volcano (and the ruin of a town destroyed by the volcano), and the Uruapan National Park. The complete itinerary is found here.

    COST: $2,040 per person, double occupancy for 8-day land tour. This is an adult program for those 18 years or older.  Registration is open to current PVAS  and Monarch Alliance members until October 1, 2016; after this date, the general public may register if there is space.  Don't miss out!  Join or renew your PVAS membership now!

    A completed registration form and $300 deposit for each person is required to secure your spot.  Full fees must be paid by December 15, 2016.  Don't forget to make sure your Passport is current; if it is due to expire within 6 months, you should do this now.

    TO REGISTER:  Send your completed registration form and $300 deposit for each person to: S&S Tours, LLC, (4250 S. Hohokam Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650. Phone: (520) 803-1352 or (866) 780-2813. Fax: (520) 803-1355.) Your are not considered registered until your registration form and deposit are received.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED:  The package price includes all hotels, all breakfasts; all entrance fees, private transportation, toll fees, departure airport transfer, private local bilingual, certified driver/guide for all your tours (as mentioned in the itinerary). Your local guide from Morelia will overnight in Patzcuaro and Angangueo with you.

    The package price does NOT include airfare, your inbound airport transfer to your hotel, tips (meals, bellboys, maids), local guide tips, meals not specified in the itinerary, horse rentals or trip insurance.  (Erica Soto with S&S Tours can help you with airline reservations if you like.)

    This price includes a $100 tax deductible donation for the Potomac Valley Audubon Society.

    HOW CHALLENGING IS THE TRIP?  This tour is suitable for anyone in good health that is able to walk a lot at high elevations of 9500-11,000 ft above sea level and has a spirit of adventure to enjoy off-the-beaten-track places. The Rosario Monarch Sanctuary is a mile through the parking lot and a difficult mile up into the sanctuary where the butterflies are. The Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary often requires walking and horses to get in as the butterflies can be 4-5 miles inside the sanctuary. You must be able to maneuver through volcano rock to reach the town under ruins.

    The answers to commonly asked questions are addressed here.  Additional trip information may be obtained by contacting Joette Borzik, at (240) 440-4221 or pep4223@comcast.net or Erica Soto with S&S Tours at (520) 803-1352.  Erica can also help you with airline reservations.


    • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV
    • 20

    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.

Past events

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
              phone // 304-676-3397

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

Ellen Murphy, Youth and Custom
Programs Instructor
phone // 304-676-8739 
Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

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

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