Click on the blue links below to find out more about any of these programs. Click here to see a printable version of the Events Calendar.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend, February 17-20, 2017! Participation is easy: register online, birdwatch anywhere for as little as 15 minutes, and upload your observations! Share your observations and photos with us here!
Registration for summer camps is open! You can see the camp brochure here. Register early to secure the session you want and to take advantage of the Early Bird discount! New this year, before and after camp care is offered for sessions at Cool Spring Preserve.
The 16th Annual This Race Is For The Birds is coming up on April 8. Register now!
Some great programs are coming up: Wee Naturalists, Monkeys, Winter Tree ID, Vernal Pools, and lots of birdwalks!
Many thanks to James Dillon for sharing his Design Considerations: Functionality of Plants in a Garden presentation as well as his Plant List.
Maintenance Days at our nature preserves are coming up. March 3 at Yankauer, March 5 at Eidolon, and March 11 at Stauffer's Marsh.
Be nice to the birds! House Finch Eye Disease is caused by bacteria that can accumulate on bird feeders when visited by sick finches. Birds with the disease have red, swollen, runny, or crusty eyes (conjunctivitis). In the worst cases, the eyes can swell shut and the bird becomes blind. You might observe an infected bird sitting quietly in your yard or clumsily scratching its eye with its foot or on its perch. Goldfinches, Grosbeaks, and Purple Finches are also commonly infected. Here are some tips for keeping your feeders clean.
Chimney Swifts have been getting a lot of publicity in our community recently. Read more about the Raise the Roost campaign.
Our Next PVAS Monthly Program
PVAS's next monthly program will be held on March 8, 2017 at 7 p.m.. The topic will focus on Naughty Naughty Monkeys: Human-Wildlife Conflict in Indonesia and Beyond presented by our own Alison Zak! Programs are held at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville (GPS: Hospice Lane is opposite the Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Dr., Kearneysville WV (on old Route 9), not the old location in Martinsburg). Please see hospiceotp.org for directions to their new facility.
Programs in Morgan County are held at the school board office building on an occasional basis.
Teachers! PVAS has lots of teacher resources and new ones are being posted regularly. Teachers are encouraged to check out our Educational Programs and our StoryWalk website. And why not apply to be a WV Sustainable School!
Job Opportunities. PVAS often has need for part-time program instructors. More information can be found on our Job Opportunities page.
Federal Employees can support PVAS through the Combined Federal Campaign: CFC#29061.
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