PVAS Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve
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    When:  Thursday, December 14, 2017.  Pre-registration is required (limited numbers)

    Time:  9:30-10:30 a.m.

    WhereCool Spring Preserve

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

    Ages: This program is geared towards 3-5 year olds; however 2 year olds are welcome too!

    Program Description:  Let's learn about how critters stay cozy in the winter! Be sure to dress for the cold, as for part of the program we'll be going on a short hike. We'll also be making bird feeders using pinecones and peanut butter. If you or your child have a nut allergy, please e-mail the instructor so we can make accommodations. 

    Registration information

    • Pre-registration for this program is required.
    •  A minimum of 5 per session is needed to conduct the program. Fees are refundable if the program is cancelled by instructor or cancelled by parent more than one week in advance.

    Inclement Weather

    If inclement weather is in the forecast, you will be notified by e-mail either the day before the program or by 8:30 am on the day of the program.

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

    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • Jefferson County, WV
    What: Christmas Bird Count

    Where: Charles Town (Jefferson County)

    When: Saturday, December 16, 2017

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bob Dean bobdean52@gmail.com

    Christmas Bird Counts have been an Audubon Society tradition for over 100 years!  There are many ways that you can participate. 

    • Beginners may like counting birds at their feeders and reporting the results.  Please click here to check the map to see if you are in the Charles Town circle.  If so, then look for the Charles Town Tally Sheet, print the tally sheet out and keep track of your feeder birds on December 16.  The tally sheet can be mailed to PVAS P.O. Box 578 Shepherdstown WV 25443 or emailed to bobdean52@gmail.com.                                                             
    • Beginners may also like taking a more active role by joining a team of birders and heading out in the fields.    
    • More experienced birders may be interested in being on a team in the field; possibly partnering with novice birders and showing them what a Christmas Bird Count is all about!
    To participate or for questions contact Bob Dean:
     304-671-4995 or bobdean52@gmail.com

    Find more information here Christmas Bird Counts

    The Charles Town event focuses on Jefferson County.
    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Claymont Mansion outside of Charles Town
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    What: Bird Walk as part of the Christmas Bird Count

    Where: Claymont Mansion & Cool Spring Preserve, south of Charles Town

    When: Saturday, December 16, 2017

    Time: 8:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

    December is a wonderful time to get outside to enjoy nature and survey birds.  This field trip is being conducted as part of the Charles Town, WV Christmas Bird Count.   Two of the birding hotspots within the Charles Town Christmas Bird Count circle are the historic Claymont mansion property and PVAS's Cool Spring Preserve.  Both birding hotspots will be surveyed as part of this field trip.  The group will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Claymont property first. 

    Please meet Joette at 8:00 a.m. where the driveway to the Claymont mansion meets the wetland at the entrance gate. Park at the gate. The entrance is located at 667 Huyett Road and is marked by a street sign that says "Claymont Mansion". 

    Bring your lunch with you if you plan to join the field trip leader at both hotspot locations.  Because this is a Christmas Bird Count and the pace is faster than a normal bird walk might be, the group will not be making a special stop for lunch.  We will walk approximately 2-3 miles at Claymont if weather conditions permit, but you can opt out at any time.  Once the Claymont property is surveyed, the group will move to Cool Spring Preserve, where we will walk the trails there for a total of approximately 1.5 miles.  Due to specific documentation requirements of the Christmas Bird Count, registration for this event is required.

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

    Registration is required.

    Dress accordingly for the weather, bring water and a snack or lunch. 

    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. 
    • Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Harpers Ferry, WV
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    What: Winter Solstice Bird Walk 

    Where: Meeting at Deb Hale's house and carpooling to Lower Town to hike the Maryland Heights Overlook trail

    When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    Time: meet at 9:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Join Deb Hale as she welcomes winter with a Winter Solstice Bird Walk in Harpers Ferry. 

    The walk will take place at the Maryland Heights Overlook trail, Harpers Ferry. Participants should park and meet at Deb Hale's house at 9:00 am and carpool to the hiking location. The meeting place address is provided in a registration confirmation email. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged, however there is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome.

    The walk, lasting about 3 hours, will involve birding along a strenuous hiking trail. 

    Species likely to be sighted include woodpeckers, wrens, sparrows, waterfowl on the Potomac, and raptors, besides the usual suspect.

    Participants should bring water and dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, expecting it to be chilly. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. 

    The trip will be canceled in the case of severe weather.

    The Society will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

    For those that are able, Deb has extended a gracious invitation to a light lunch at her house following the walk. Please feel free to join her as she takes a step back from the busy holiday season to enjoy time with fellow birders and friends.

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


    • Thursday, December 21, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve
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    *This program was requested by Morgan County Christian Homeschool Community and is reserved for members of this group. A registration code is required to register for this program.* 

    When: Thursday, December 21, 2017

    Time:  10:00 am - 12:oo pm

    WhereCool Spring Preserve

    Price:  $6 per child. (No charge for adults) 

    Theme: This program includes an educational component and hands on community service! Come learn about the non-native invasive plants that are taking over natural spaces in our area. We will learn about the impact of these problem plants and how to identify them, and then  practice some techniques for removal of some invasive plants on Cool Spring Preserve. 

    Please wear clothes that can get dirty. Tools and gloves for plant removal will be provided.

    Registration information

    • Pre-registration for this program is required.
    •  A minimum of 6 per session is needed to conduct the program. Fees are refundable if the program is cancelled by instructor or if a parent cancels their child's registration more than one week in advance of the program.

    Inclement Weather

    If inclement weather is in the forecast, you will be notified by e-mail either the day before the program or by 8:30 am on the day of the program.

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

    • Saturday, December 23, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD
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    What: Winter Bird Walk 

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

    When: Saturday, December 23, 2017

    Time: 8 - 11 AM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Join Sandy Sagalkin for an autumn bird walk at the Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm at Antietam National Battlefield. 

    The walk will take place on Saturday, December 23 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/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.


    • Saturday, December 30, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • C&O Canal across from Shepherdstown, Large (south) parking lot
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    What:  Winter Tree Identification along the C&O Canal

    Where:  Along the C&O Canal across from Shepherdstown

    Meet at the large parking area off Canal Road, carpooling recommended 

    When: Saturday, December 30, 2017

    Time: 10 a.m. 

    Cost: Free but registration required

    PVAS Trip Leader: Dr. Larry Stritch

    PVMN Recert Eligible 

    Join Larry Stritch for a winter tree-identification field trip along the C&O Canal across from Shepherdstown.  This is a family-friendly event that will teach you how to identify trees by such factors as their shapes, branching habits, twigs and buds, and bark.

    Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. in the large parking lot off Canal Road. You can access Canal Road from Shepherdstown just after crossing the bridge (Route 34) towards Sharpsburg, take the first right turn onto Canal Road. From Sharpsburg, it will be your last left turn off of Route 34 before going over the bridge into Shepherdstown.

    Trip leader, Dr. Stritch, 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. 

    The total time of the trip will be nearly two hours.

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

    Registration is required. Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged.

    Please contact Krista Hawley with any questions adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or call 703-303-1026

    • Monday, January 01, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve
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    What: First Day Naturalist Hike

    Where: Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve

    When: Monday, January 1, 2018

    Time: 9:30am - 11:00a.m.

    Cost: Free

    Start the New Year off right with a hike outdoors! The naturalist walk is free, family friendly and guided by an experienced and knowledgable naturalist, Steve Hartman. The terrain at Stauffer's is very flat and the distance is less than 1.5 miles. Everyone is welcome!  Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. 

    The hike will by light and at a moderate pace. Participants are invited to ask questions, or share observations about the natural world around them.

    Stauffer's Marsh Preserve is located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville, WV. The preserve is well marked and has ample parking, maintained trails and great views of waterfowl. 

    Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes or boots, dress appropriately for January weather conditions, and bring along water. Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve does not have restrooms on site.

    The hike will take place in the event of light rain or showers but it will be cancelled in there are heavy rains or storms.

    For more information contact Bridget Tinsley at 304-261-6016 or bridget@potomacaudubon.org.


    • Friday, January 05, 2018
    • Berkeley County, WV
    What: Christmas Bird Count

    Where: Inwood WV (Berkeley County)

    When: Friday, January 5, 2018

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bob Dean at bobdean52@gmail.com

    Christmas Bird Counts have been an Audubon Society tradition for over 100 years!
    There are many ways you can participate.
    • Beginners may like counting birds at their feeders and reporting the results.  Please click here to check the map to see if you are in the Inwood circle.  If so, then look for the Inwood Tally Sheet, print the tally sheet out and keep a tally of your feeder birds on January 5. The Tally Sheet can be  mailed to PVAS PO Box 578  Shepherdstown, WV 25443 or email it bobdean52@gmail.com.              
    • Beginners may also like taking a more active role by joining a team of birders and heading out in the fields
    • More experienced birders may be interested in being on a team in the field, possibly partnering with novice birders and showing them what a Christmas Bird Count is all about!
    To participate contact Bob Dean:
     304-671-4995 or bobdean52@gmail.com

    Find more information here Christmas Bird Counts

    The Circle for the Inwood Count is centered near Shanghai in Berkeley County and includes the west side of Martinsburg and Inwood to the east and the Stotler's Crossroads/Greenwood section of Morgan County to the west. 
    • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Various Birding Spots around Charles Town area
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    What: Winter Bird Walk and Driving Tour

    Where: Meeting spot at Martin's Grocery Store in Charles Town then carpooling to various locations around the Eastern Panhandle. Visit sites such as the ponds on Country Club Road, Potomac Street, several stops along the Shenandoah River and more

    When: Tuesday January 9, 2018 (snow date of January 23)

    Time: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Trip Leader: Jim Farley

    Don't let winter weather keep you inside! Come along with Jim Farley as he embraces winter birding and explores various birding sites.

    Meet at the Martin's Grocery Store in Charles Town at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 9. From there, participants can carpool to a variety of birding locations. 

    Spots to be visited include Country Club Pond, Potomac Street, several stops along the Shenandoah River and more, depending on the time frame.

    The group will primarily be looking for migrating ducks but will be checking the shore lines for other winter birds as well. 

    Please bring along drinking water and wear sturdy walking shoes. In addition, remember to dress for the prevailing weather conditions. 

    Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. 

    If roads are icy or snow covered, you will receive an email notification the evening prior to the event. A snow date is set for Tuesday, January 23.

    Please contact Jim Farley at 540-686-2056 or jamesfarley@frontiernet.net with any questions you may have. 

    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Daily Grind, Martinsburg (Foxcroft Ave.)

    What: PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group

    Who: Anyone with an interest in reading and discussing natural history. No registration is required and it's free!

    When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

    Where: The Daily Grind in Martinburg (on Foxcroft Ave, near Outback). We have reserved their meeting room.

    Join other adults who enjoy reading and discussing books about natural history.  Each month the group gathers to discuss a different book or natural history subject.

    We're starting the new year by reading about West Virginia!  Choose a book that reflects something about the people, the mountains, the culture, the state!  There are many great West Virginia authors including Diane Giardina, Homer Hickam, Ann Pancake, Cynthia Rylant, and others.  Group members are welcome to choose fiction or non-fiction, poetry, or something for young readers.  We know you can find something interesting to read and share!  (If you don't get your book selection finished, come to the discussion anyway!)

    For more information or if you need suggestions for authors, contact Ellen Murphy (Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org)

    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville WV
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    What: Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle

    When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm (just prior to the Monthly Program)

    Cost: free

    Hosts: Certified Master Naturalists and the Master Naturalist Coordinating Committee

    We welcome everyone to stop by our Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists on Wednesday, January 10 from 6 PM to 7 PM at Hospice of the Panhandle.

    Have you been wondering how you can help protect West Virginia’s natural resources? Then this open house is for you!

    Stop by and learn about the training and volunteer opportunities offered by the W.V. Master Naturalist Program at the Potomac Valley Chapter’s Open House. Meet some Master Naturalists, see examples of volunteer projects, and have your questions answered.

    Our Master Naturalist Program is for ages 16 years and older.

    Registration for the open house is not required but encouraged.

    If you are currently a certified Master Naturalist, please feel free to bring along a friend that might be interested in becoming one as well! 

    The open house is just prior to the regular PVAS Monthly Program at Hospice of the Panhandled which will begin at 7:00 PM.

    The Hospice of the Panhandle is located directly across the street from Shop and Save, Kearneysville, WV at 330 Hospice Lane off of the old Route 9 (Charles Town Rd./Hwy 115).

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

    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    • 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, January 10th, 2018

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: SkyTruth; Leveraging Remote Sensing and Spatial Science to Illustrate Environmental Issues 

    Presenter: Christian Thomas

    Cost: free

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

    Christian Thomas will present on SkyTruth: Leveraging Remote Sensing and Spatial Science to Illustrate Environmental Issues.

    In his presentation, Christian will talk about who SkyTruth is and what they do. He will discuss how technology, especially satellite imagery and cloud computing, is allowing environmentalists to tackle big questions and big problems in ways that were never possible before. 

    Christian is a native of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. After graduating from West Virginia University with a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Geoscience, he joined the SkyTruth team as a Geospatial Analyst. At SkyTruth he works to analyze data and conduct research on a wide range of environmental issues and incidents around the world. In addition to utilizing his background in geographic information systems (GIS), he has helped to design lessons for SkyTruth’s educational outreach program and offers technical and media support for Global Fishing Watch. When not in the office Christian enjoys traveling, hiking, backpacking, and generally adventuring in the great outdoors.

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

    Directions: 

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

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

    www.hospiceotp.org

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

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

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

    • Thursday, January 11, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414
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    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve

    When: Friday, January 11, 2018

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location:  Cool Spring Preserve is found at 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV. The entrance is well marked and ample parking is available.

    Join us for a day of maintenance at Cool Spring Preserve! We'll work together to accomplish invasive species removal, maintain walking trails and improve the preserve habitat overall. Gather among friends while we complete some outdoor maintenance work at Cool Spring Preserve.  Your help is appreciated as every pair of hands helps make a difference! 

    All necessary training, tools, gloves will be provided. Light refreshments will also be available. Cool Spring Preserve has indoor bathrooms and water.

    • Sunday, January 14, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
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    What: Winter Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

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

    When: Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Lynne Wiseman

    Join PVAS trip leader, Lynne Wiseman on a winter birding trip at Cool Spring Preserve on Sunday, January 14th.

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

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

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

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

    If  you have questions or would like more information, contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

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

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

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


    • Thursday, February 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2146 Orleans Rd., Great Cacapon, WV
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    What:  Winter Tree Identification 

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2146 Orleans Rd., Great Cacapon, WV

    When: Thursday, February 1, 2018

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

    Cost: Free 

    PVAS Trip Leader: Rodney Dever

    Eligible for MN Recert hours

    Join Rodney Dever, a member of the WV Native Plant Society, for a winter tree-identification field trip at Eidolon Nature Preserve.  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.

    Eidolon Nature Preserve is located on Sidling Hill along Orleans Rd. in Great Cacapon, WV. The entrance is marked by a teal metal gate, participants can park along the road or if the gate is open there is ample parking inside the preserve. 

    Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. and hike around the preserve identifying trees. The preserve is very hilly and has well marked trails. Please wear appropriate footwear, bring trekking poles if desired, and be prepared for variable weather. 

    The 354 acre Eidolon Nature Preserve is the largest PVAS preserve.  It includes a mixture of hardwood forest, including thick groves of mountain laurel and spectacular views. The trip will involved walking between 1-2 miles on narrow trails that climb up and down hillsides. The hiking terrain is moderately strenuous, but the pace will be slow. 

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

    Registration 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 (Friday, February 16, 2018) 

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

    • Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Morgan County Board of Education Office Building, Berkeley Springs, WV

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

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

    When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Topic: Design Considerations: Functionality of Plants in a Garden

    Presenter: James Dillon, Certified Horticulturist

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, February 7th at 10:00 AM for this public program. 

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

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

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

    Directions: 

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

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

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

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

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

    • Friday, February 09, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town, WV
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    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve

    When: Friday, February 9, 2018

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location:  Cool Spring Preserve is found at 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV. The entrance is well marked and ample parking is available.

    Join us for a day of maintenance at Cool Spring Preserve! We'll work together to accomplish invasive species removal, maintain walking trails and improve the preserve habitat overall. We will also work together to install bird nesting boxes in preparation for Spring! 

    Gather among friends while we complete some outdoor maintenance work at Cool Spring Preserve.  Your help is appreciated as every pair of hands helps make a difference! All necessary training, tools, gloves will be provided. Light refreshments will also be available. Cool Spring Preserve has indoor bathrooms and water.


    • Monday, February 12, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve, across the street from 455 Whiting's Neck Rd, Martinsburg, WV
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    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    When: Monday, February 12, 2017*

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

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

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

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

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

    • Friday, February 16, 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • Monday, February 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Your Backyard

    The 2018 GBBC will take place Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19. Please join in for the 21st annual count!

    The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.

    Everyone is welcome--from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy to do.  AND it helps with bird conservation because you are helping to document with a "snapshot" of the birds at a certain location and a certain time. 

    Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see during their count period. They enter these numbers on the GBBC website.  There are plenty of "helps" on the website to assist you with identification.

    Full information is at http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/whycount.html


    • Saturday, February 24, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve, located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Rd, Hedgesville, WV
    Register

    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve

    When: Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location: The parking area for Stauffer's Marsh Preserve is located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville WV. 

    Join us for a day of service as we work to improve Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve! PVAS is preparing to convert the large open field to a pollinator meadow and we need hard workers to assist! Tasks include removing invasive plants, using herbicide to control locust trees, building brush piles and creating a fire break around the perimeter of the field. This work will be done to prepare our pollinator meadow creation project at Stauffer's Marsh. If you are curious about habitat restoration and pollinator habitat, join us for an educational day of service! 

    PVAS will provide all necessary tools to complete the work including gloves and tools. Water refills and first aid will also be available. Participants should wear long sleeves, pants and close-toed shoes. 

    In the case of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled to the following Saturday, March 3, 2018.

    • Friday, April 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve, located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Rd, Hedgesville, WV
    Register

    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve

    When: Friday, April 6, 2018

    Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm

    Cost: Free

    Join us for a day of service as we work to improve Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve! We will be working to clear invasive species and maintain the trails on the preserve. Stauffer's Marsh provides important natural habitat for a robust variety of native flora and fauna. Regular maintenance of Stauffer's Marsh promotes high quality habitat and also ensures that the site is safe and welcoming for visitors. 

    PVAS will provide all necessary tools to complete the work including gloves and tools. Water refills and first aid will also be available. Participants should wear long sleeves, pants and closed-toed shoes. 

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location: The parking area for Stauffer's Marsh Preserve is located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville WV. 


    • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    • 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, April 11th, 2018

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: Drones & Birds - How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are Changing Ornithology?

    Presenter: Andrew Wilson, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM for our regular monthly program.

    Mr. Wilson will present on Drones and Birds - How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are Changing Ornithology? 

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, better known as drones, are a rapidly emerging technology that will impact many aspects of our lives in the near future. Mr Wilson will provide an overview of the many applications of drones in the study of birds. He will report on an innovative study conducted by Gettysburg College students to test the feasibility of using drones to count songbirds, and he hopes to convince you that this isn’t as silly a proposition as it sounds!

    Andrew Wilson is a pioneer in using drones for bird and wildlife research. Andy has been an avid birder since childhood. In his native England he was an Ecologist at the British Trust for Ornithology for 10 years before moving to PA for grad school in 2004. Andy edited the 2nd PA Bird Atlas and is helping with data analysis for Ohio, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Virginia atlases. Andy is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College, and lives in Frederick MD with his wife and five-year old twins.

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

    Directions: 

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

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

    www.hospiceotp.org

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

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

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

    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
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    What: Birding 101

    When:  Classroom Sessions:  Thursday evenings April 12, 19, 26 & May 3.
    Field Trips: Saturday mornings April 14, 21, 28 & May 5.

    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, Lynne Wiseman, Nancy Kirschbaum and Carol Winckler

    PVMN Re-cert Hours Eligible 

    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, Lynne Wiseman, Nancy Kirschbuam and Carol Winckler. 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 14, 21, 28 and May 5).

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

    Registration is required. 

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

    Please email any questions to Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or call 703-303-1026.
    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • USGS Fish Health Lab, 407 Reservoir Road (just off Leetown Road)
    Register

    What: Spring Bird Walk 

    Where: USGS Fish Health Lab property (407 Reservoir Rd, just off Leetown Rd)

    When: Saturday, April 14, 2018

    Time: 7:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leaders: Bob Dean and Heather Walsh

    Join PVAS on a Spring Bird Walk at the USGS Fish Health Lab property! 

    Our expert birders have been leading walks on this property for a year now, and are excited with what it has to offer! The size is not excessively large, but the bird species are diverse and the quality of the wetland is excellent. The property has a mix of open ponds and woods; offering different species. The route is generally flat, with some gradual hills. 

    This bird walk is open to the public and children are welcome to attend with an adult. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged. 

    Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes and bring along drinking water, sun screen and insect repellent. 

    Binoculars will be provided if needed. 

    The address for the USGS Leetown Science Center is 407 Reservoir Road, just off Leetown Road in Leetown. To search for it on Internet mapping sites, enter 407 Reservoir Road, Kearneysville, WV.

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

    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Morgan County Board of Education Office Building, Berkeley Springs, WV

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

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

    When: Saturday, April 28, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Topic: Spring Wildflowers of the Eastern Panhandle

    Presenter: Dr. Larry Stritch

    Cost: free

    PVMN Re-Cert Eligible

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Saturday, April 28th at 10:00 AM for this public program. 

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

    Topics to be discussed are:

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

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    Larry Stritch 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. 

    Expand on the knowledge you acquire at the presentation by joining Dr. Stritch at Eidolon Nature Preserve immediately following the talk. He will be leading a Wildflower and Plant walk to capture the hands on learning! More details here: http://www.potomacaudubon.org/event-2731197 Join him for a quick picnic lunch before heading out to the trails in search of spring wildflowers!

    Directions: 

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

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

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

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

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

    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2146 Orleans Rd, Great Cacapon, WV 25422
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    What: Plant & Wildflower Walk 

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2146 Orleans Rd, Great Cacapon, WV 25422

    When: Saturday, April 28, 2018

    Time: 12 Noon - 2 pm

    Trip Leader: Dr. Larry Stritch

    PVMN Re-Cert Eligible

    Explore the plants and wildflowers of the beautiful Eidolon Nature Preserve! Join us as we walk the trails in search of wildflowers and plants and perhaps a redbud or two! 

    Dr. Stritch will be leading this walk. He is 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. 

    Just prior to the wildflower walk, Dr. Stitch will present a program on Spring Wildflowers of the Eastern Panhandle. His talk is scheduled from 10 - 11 am at the Morgan County Board of Education Office. More details here: http://www.potomacaudubon.org/event-2731336  

    Location: Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2146 Orleans Rd, Great Cacapon, WV 25422. The entrance is very discreet, with just two short stone pillars holding the teal front gate. There is a sign on a tree near the entrance declaring Eidolon is a public preserve.  

    If you are joining us for both the presentation and the walk, please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy between the presentation and the walk. Remember a refillable water bottle, sturdy walking shoes and any accessories that will help you stay comfortable (sun wear, bug spray, hats, etc) while you walk the trails at Eidolon.

    Both the Wildflower Walk and the Spring Wildflowers of the Eastern Panhandle talk are free and open to the public, however registration for the walk is appreciated. 

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

    • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    • 4:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
    Register

    What: Celebrate IMBD! Sunrise Birdsong at Cool Spring Preserve

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

    When: Saturday, May 12, 2018, International Migratory Bird Day!

    Time: 4:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Wil Hershberger 

    Join in the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day with Sunrise Birdsong at Cool Spring Preserve! We will be out on the preserve by daybreak, listening to the bird's dawn chorus as they welcome the rising sun.

    Please meet trip leader, Wil Hershberger, at 4:30 am (we know it's early but you won't regret it!) in the parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve.  From there, you will walk out into the field and listen to the birds's dawn chorus crescendo and pass into daytime singing. 

    The trails at Cool Spring preserve are well maintained and the preserve's 12 acres is home to much wildlife. The trails can be slick if there has been rain, so wear appropriate footwear.

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

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

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

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

    For more information regarding IMBD visit potomacaudubon.org/IMBD.html or for questions regarding this bird walk, contact at Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026

    • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
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    What: Singing Insect Walk

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

    When: Saturday evening, August 11, 2018

    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 at Cool Spring Preserve. 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 (donations accepted) but space is limited and preregistration is required.

    The walking group will assemble at 7:30 p.m. at the parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve. 

    From the parking lot, Wil Hershberger will lead an exploration along the CSP trails passing through meadow, woodland and marsh. 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.  Last year, this very walk found the first documented occurrence of Long-spurred Meadow Katydid in Jefferson Co., WV. Hopefully, we will see them again, and who knows what else may be found.

    Those who wish to participate should bring a flashlight and be prepared (if you choose) to walk through high grass, weeds and marsh. 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.

Past events

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Animals in Winter
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Animals in Winter
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Art Inspired by Nature: Gathering
Saturday, November 25, 2017 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail - CANCELED
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Skulls and Bones
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Skulls and Bones
Saturday, November 18, 2017 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Bee Basics: An Introduction to our Native Bees
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Wee Naturalists: Oh Deer!
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day (Autumn Olive blitz)
Saturday, November 11, 2017 Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Friday, November 10, 2017 Vulture Watch and Walk at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry National Park
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-13) Invasive Plants
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: The Amazing Songs of the Vesper Sparrow
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day (Autumn Olive blitz)
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Tracking Animals
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Tracking Animals
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Monday, November 06, 2017 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Open House at Cool Spring Preserve: 1 Year Anniversary!
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Fall Fundraiser: Oktoberfest at Clay Hill
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Owl-Banding Field Trip-CANCELED
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Autumn Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Fall Bird Walk at USGS Fish Health Lab
Friday, October 27, 2017 Halloween Owl Prowl
Thursday, October 26, 2017 CANCELED: Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Change is in the Air -Session 2
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Change is in the Air
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Change is in the Air
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Inspired By Nature; Sketching Live Raptors
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Tree Walk: Trees in Transition and Winter Identification
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Fall Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Friday, October 20, 2017 CANCELLED - Star and Planet Gazing at Cool Spring Preserve
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: Decomposition Detectives
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Wee Naturalists: Fall is Here!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Brigg's Pollinator Garden Maintenance Day
Friday, October 13, 2017 Eidolon Hiking: Celebrating Fall Foliage
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Decomposition Detectives
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Decomposition Detectives
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: When Trees Were Old - Humans and Environmental Change in the Potomac Watershed
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Canceled - Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Master Naturalist Program Manual - Optional Order
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Monday, October 02, 2017 Morgan Co. Christian Home School Community Program: Decomposition Detectives
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Monarch Discovery Days: Monarch Tagging
Friday, September 29, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Securing the Future of Purple Martins and the Basics of Housing a Colony
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Monarch Discovery Days: Monarch Tagging
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Monarch Discovery Days: Monarch Tagging
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Inspired by Nature - Natural History Workshop: Nature Sketching
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Go with the Flow
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Go with the Flow
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Monarch Alliance Fall Milkweed & Native Plant Sale
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Monarch Discovery Days: Monarch Tagging
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Wee Naturalists: Wiggly Worms
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: The Impact of Climate Change on Public Health
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer, Cool Spring and Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserves
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Monarch Discovery Days: Monarch Tagging
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Monarch Discovery Days: Monarch Tagging
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Monarch Discovery Days: Monarch Tagging
Friday, September 08, 2017 A Swift Night Out: Bird count
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 8-10) Creek Critters
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 5-7) Creek Critters
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Summer Concert Series at Yankauer
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: (Ages 10-13) Birding Basics
Saturday, September 02, 2017 CANCELLED - Monarch Discovery Days: Monarch Tagging
Saturday, September 02, 2017 CANCELLED - Monarch Discovery Days: Monarch Tagging
Saturday, September 02, 2017 Monarch Discovery Days: Monarch Tagging
Saturday, September 02, 2017 CANCELED - Nature Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Friday, September 01, 2017 Monarch Discovery Days at the Discovery Station
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County: The Galapagos Islands: Challenges and Triumphs of Conservation
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Butterflies for Beginners Field Trip - rescheduled to Sunday Aug. 13
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Mini-ID Workshop on Butterflies, Pollinators and Butterfly Garden Plants
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Butterflies for Beginners: A Photographer's Point of View
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Monday, August 07, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Project Wild
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Singing Insects Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Third Annual Butterfly Count at Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Field Trip to Lost Creek Shoe Shop for Birding Binoculars and Scopes
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Bird Walk at USGS Fish Health Lab
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Charity Art & Antiques Bazaar
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Summer Concert Series at Cool Spring Preserve
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Children & Family Bird Walk
Friday, July 28, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Monday, July 24, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp For Younger Campers: Out Of The Nest (ages 3-5 with an adult partner attending) (Yankauer)
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Mid-Summer Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail
Saturday, July 22, 2017 First Annual Butterfly Count at the National Conservation Training Center
Monday, July 17, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 3 (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Summer Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Thursday, July 13, 2017 PVAS Nature Book Lovers Discussion Group
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Fireflies, Fiddles, and Frogs Family Picnic
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Bird Walk at Blue Ridge Center in Loudoun County VA
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Monday, July 10, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp: Mudpies and Dragonflies 2 (Cool Spring)
Saturday, July 08, 2017 Nature Walk at Yankauer Nature Preserve
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp: Birds, Bugs, and Bats & Family Overnight (Cool Spring)
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp for Younger Campers: Nature Buddies (Yankauer)
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Shepherdstown's Fourth of July Parade
Saturday, July 01, 2017 Visit to Successful Purple Martin Colony
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Summer Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, June 26, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp: Blast From The Past (Cool Spring)
Monday, June 26, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature Detectives (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Summer Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail
Monday, June 19, 2017 Teen Digital Nature Photo Camp at Shepherd University
Monday, June 19, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer
Monday, June 19, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Cool Spring)
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Annual PVAS Meeting for Friends and Volunteers
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry National Park
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Monday, June 12, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Spring Fundraiser at Graycliff Hall
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Monday, June 05, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp: Mudpies and Dragonflies 1 (Cool Spring)
Sunday, June 04, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Intro to Naturalist Field Journals
Saturday, June 03, 2017 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Saturday, June 03, 2017 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal Cushwa Basin, Williamsport
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Visit to Successful Purple Martin Colony & Bird Walk
Monday, May 29, 2017 Memorial Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail
Saturday, May 27, 2017 Bird Watching Field Trip
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Natural History Workshop: First Aid and CPR Certification Training
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Pollinators: The Simple Truth, We Can't Live Without Them
Saturday, May 20, 2017 The Monarch Alliance's Annual Milkweed Sale
Saturday, May 20, 2017 PVAS Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Bird Walk at USGS Fish Health Lab
Friday, May 19, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Wee Naturalists: Flowers Are Calling
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Celebrate IMBD! Mother's Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Cancelled- Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Friday, May 12, 2017 CANCELLED - Spring Wildflower Walk
Friday, May 12, 2017 CANCELLED: Yankauer Maintenance Day
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: Spring Wild Flowers and Pollination
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Spring Wildflowers of the Eastern Panhandle
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Celebrate IMBD! Birding Trip at Sideling Hill
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Grabill Farm
Monday, May 08, 2017 Celebrate IMBD! Spring Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs
Sunday, May 07, 2017 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Sunday, May 07, 2017 Celebrate IMBD! Cerulean Warbler Walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Monday, May 01, 2017 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon--Donations
Sunday, April 30, 2017 PVMN Spring Gathering, A Leopold Spring
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal Cushwa Basin, Williamsport
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Creative Nature Writing Workshop
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Monarch Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Spring Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Bird Walk at Harper's Ferry National Park, Murphy's Farm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 Spring Wildflower and Nature Walk at Yankauer Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Earth Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail
Friday, April 21, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Monday, April 17, 2017 Passport to Nature at the Library
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Spring Wildflower and Nature Walk on Ferry Hill Trail
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Advocacy Forum: Guide for the Uneasy Environmentalist
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: A Celebration of Birdsong
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Wee Naturalists: Chickens Aren't The Only Ones (and Spring Egg Hunt)
Saturday, April 08, 2017 This Race Is For The Birds
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Structural Pruning of Trees
Monday, March 20, 2017 Spring Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs
Sunday, March 19, 2017 Eighth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Friday, March 17, 2017 Wee Naturalists: "Nature Sounds and Songs"
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 PVAS Nature Book Lovers
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Vernal Pools
Friday, March 10, 2017 Homeschool Adventures: Camouflage
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Naughty Naughty Monkeys: Human-Wildlife Conflict in Indonesia and Beyond
Sunday, March 05, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance and Grill-out Event
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Winter Tree Identification
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Friday, March 03, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Sunday, February 19, 2017 Family Owl Prowl
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Winter Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Friday, February 17, 2017 Wee Naturalists: Feathers for Lunch
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Design Considerations: Functionality of Plants in a Garden
Friday, February 03, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, February 03, 2017 Homeschool Adventures
Monday, January 30, 2017 Wee Naturalists: The Mitten
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Winter Tree Identification
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Winter Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Winter Bird Walk at Altona Marsh - NOW HELD AT COOL SPRING PRESERVE
Friday, January 27, 2017 Homeschool Adventures
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Living in Nature: The World's Hunter-Gatherers
Saturday, January 21, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Wonders of Water (Sheds)
Saturday, January 21, 2017 C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Monday, January 16, 2017 Animal Story Yoga
Sunday, January 15, 2017 MLK Jr. Day, Service Event at Cool Spring Preserve
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: A Journey to the Aldo Leopold Foundation and Viewing of the Film "Green Fire"
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Monday, January 02, 2017 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 24, 2016 CANCELLED -Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Winter Solstice Bird Walk
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Community Meeting: Chimney Swifts on Shepherd University Campus
Sunday, December 11, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, December 03, 2016 Bird Walk for Late Risers
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Birding 101 Reunion and Celebration
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, November 26, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, November 19, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Saturday, November 19, 2016 Autumn Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, A Journey to the Aldo Leopold Foundation
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Sunday, November 13, 2016 Open House at Cool Spring Preserve
Sunday, November 13, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: The Galapagos Islands: Challenges and Triumphs of Conservation
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Kids Library Program: Bear Hair: Animal Pelts and Poetry
Friday, November 04, 2016 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Friday, November 04, 2016 Katie Fallon Presents on Vulture: Private Life of an Unloved Bird
Friday, November 04, 2016 Vulture Watch and Walk at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry National Park
Thursday, November 03, 2016 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, October 29, 2016 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, October 29, 2016 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
Friday, October 28, 2016 Owl Prowl and campfire at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Friday, October 28, 2016 Eidolon Maintenance Work
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Monday, October 17, 2016 Wee Naturalists: Leaf Man
Sunday, October 16, 2016 Nature Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Pollinators: The Simple Truth, We Can't Live Without Them
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, October 09, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 01, 2016 CANCELED - Field Trip to Herban Sprout
Saturday, October 01, 2016 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Natural History Workshop: Creek Critters in Antietam Creek
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Monday, September 19, 2016 Cape May Hawk Watching Trip
Monday, September 19, 2016 Wee Naturalists: September Exploration
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Nature Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Living in Nature: The World's Hunter-Gatherers
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, September 11, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Monarch Discovery Days at National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Natural History Workshop: Antietam Creek 'Water Canaries'
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Saturday, September 03, 2016 Monarch Discovery Days
Saturday, September 03, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Friday, September 02, 2016 Singing Insects Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, August 27, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, August 20, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Nature Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Shepherd University Day of Service at Yankauer
Sunday, August 14, 2016 Summer C&O Canal Bird Walk
Saturday, August 13, 2016 Mini-ID Workshop on Butterflies, Pollinators and Butterfly Garden Plants
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Saturday, August 06, 2016 Second Annual Butterfly Count - CANCELED
Saturday, August 06, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Friday, July 29, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Field Trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin
Saturday, July 23, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, July 18, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Pioneer Survivor (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 18, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp For Younger Campers: Out Of The Nest (ages 3-5 with an adult partner attending)
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Float Trip on the Opequon and Potluck
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Fireflies, Fiddles, and Frogs Family Picnic
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Bird Walk at Blue Ridge Center in Loudoun County VA
Monday, July 11, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: The Simple Life (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 11, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp for Younger Campers: Nature Buddies (Yankauer)
Sunday, July 10, 2016 Summer C&O Canal Bird Walk
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Wildlife CSI-4 days (Yankauer)
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Science in the Woods--4 days (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 02, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, June 27, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 PVAS At My Organic Market (MOM) in Frederick MD
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, June 20, 2016 Teen Digital Nature Photo Camp
Monday, June 20, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature's Architects (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 18, 2016 Visit to Successful Purple Martin Colony & Bird Walk
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Project Webfoot-3 days (Stauffer's Marsh)
Monday, June 13, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Sunday, June 12, 2016 Summer C&O Canal Bird Walk
Thursday, June 09, 2016 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, June 06, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp: DIY Nature (Yankauer)
Sunday, June 05, 2016 Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Campout at Rolling Ridge
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Sunday, May 29, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Establish a Monarch Waystation Volunteer Service Project
Saturday, May 21, 2016 PVAS Native Plant Sale
Monday, May 16, 2016 Wee Naturalists: This Log Is A Home!
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon--Donations Still Being Accepted
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Seventh Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Friday, May 13, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Visit to Successful Purple Martin Colony & Bird Walk
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Purple Martins
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Monday, May 09, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Sunday, May 08, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Mother's Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 07, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Introduction to Birding & Bird Walk for Beginner Birders
Friday, May 06, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Warbler Walk at Harper's Ferry National Park, Murphy's Farm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 Frogwatch USA Protocol Instructional Workshop
Friday, April 29, 2016 Tour of Medicinal Plant Garden, Apothecary Museum, and Medicinal Plant Laboratory
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Bird Walk at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry National Park
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Friday, April 22, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, April 18, 2016 Wee Naturalists: Dirt Don't Hurt!
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Wildflower Festival
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Master Naturalist Service Project: Forest Restoration
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Appalachian Night Sounds
Saturday, April 09, 2016 This Race Is For The Birds
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Charles Town)
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Tour of Cam Tabb & Sons Composting Farm
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Friday, April 01, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Bolivar/Harpers Ferry)
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Martinsburg)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (South Jefferson)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal in Harpers Ferry
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (North Berkeley)
Monday, March 28, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Shepherdstown)
Saturday, March 26, 2016 Spring Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Understanding the Basics of Solar Energy
Monday, March 21, 2016 Wee Naturalists: Furry Tales!
Sunday, March 20, 2016 Welcome Spring Event
Sunday, March 20, 2016 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Winter Tree Identification along the C&O Canal
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Winter Wildlife and Tracks Walk at Cacapon State Park
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Trip to View American Woodcock Mating Display
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Astronomy
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, February 14, 2016 Winter Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield - CANCELED
Saturday, February 13, 2016 Family Outdoor Adventures: Animal Discovery Hike - POSTPONED
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Wildlife Encounters
Saturday, February 06, 2016 Winter Tree Identification Field Trip at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, January 30, 2016 Southern States Wild Bird Appreciation Day
Saturday, January 30, 2016 18th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Canceled: Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Tour the Grapevine Road Recycling Center
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: International Wildlife Trafficking
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Saturday, January 02, 2016 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Monday, December 21, 2015 Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, December 19, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, December 19, 2015 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Thursday, December 03, 2015 Appalachian Fruit Research Station Tour
Saturday, November 28, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Medicinal Plants: Past, Present & Future
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: History and Tales of the Christmas Bird Count
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Sunday, November 08, 2015 CANCELLED - Family Outdoor Adventures: Letterboxing Trek
Thursday, November 05, 2015 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Monday, November 02, 2015 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Saturday, October 31, 2015 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
Friday, October 30, 2015 Halloween Eve Owl Prowl
Saturday, October 24, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Backyard Naturalists
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Tree Walk: Trees in Transition and Winter Identification
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; Freshwater Mussels
Sunday, October 11, 2015 Bird Walk and Tour of the Historic Ridgedale House
Friday, October 09, 2015 Cape May Hawk Watching Trip
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, October 04, 2015 Postponed - Family Outdoor Adventures: Letterboxing Trek
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Monarch Butterfly Count at Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Friday, September 18, 2015 Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, September 13, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; Local Mosquito & Tick Issues
Saturday, September 05, 2015 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Discover Nature with a Walking Tour of Shenandoah University's Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield
Sunday, August 23, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Family Outdoor Adventures: Whiting's Neck Caving Adventure
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Friday, August 21, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Thursday, August 20, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 15, 2015 Natural History Workshop; Mushrooms
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, August 08, 2015 Singing Insects Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Family Outdoor Adventures: Build A Family Fort at Yankauer Preserve
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Field Trip and Hike at Ice Mountain Preserve
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Claymont Mansion
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Tour of Redbud Organic Farm
Saturday, July 25, 2015 Natural History Workshop; "Wasted Light, Stolen Night: An Introduction to Light Pollution"
Saturday, July 25, 2015 First Annual Butterfly Count
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry
Monday, July 20, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer-Build a Techno Trail (Martinsburg)
Monday, July 20, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Younger Campers: Out of the Nest (ages 3-5 with a parent attending, Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Fireflies, Fiddles, and Frogs Family Picnic
Monday, July 13, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 3 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, July 13, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Pioneer Adventure (Peter Burr Farm)
Sunday, July 12, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, July 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Butterfly...Flutter By (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp for Younger Campers: Nature Buddies (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, July 06, 2015 Cacapon Institute's Stream Scholars Camp
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Project WET/Project WILD/Project Learning Tree Workshop for Teachers
Monday, June 29, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: I'm Flying! (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 27, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Bird Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, June 22, 2015 Teen Nature Photography Camp (Shepherd University)
Monday, June 22, 2015 WAITING LIST Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2
Monday, June 22, 2015 WAITING LIST Audubon Discovery Camp: Outdoor Adventurer-Build A Techno Trail
Monday, June 22, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer-Build a Techno Trail (Shepherdstown)
Monday, June 22, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Champagne Garden Party
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Tour of the Wildlife Center of Virginia
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 4 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, June 15, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs, Slugs, and Other Ughs! (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Bird Walk at the Blue Ridge Tract (WMA) in Shannondale
Monday, June 08, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Monday, June 01, 2015 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Member BBQ and Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Natural History Workshop; Campfire Cooking Class
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Fern Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 23, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Sunday, May 17, 2015 Natural History of the Timber Rattlesnake
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; The Birds of Cuba
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry National Park
Sunday, May 10, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Sunday, May 10, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Mother's Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Friday, May 08, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry; Murphy's Farm
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk in Western Berkeley County
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Monday, May 04, 2015 Wee Naturalists
Monday, May 04, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, May 03, 2015 Field Trip to Eversweet Apiaries; Intro to Honeybees, Honey & Beekeeping
Sunday, May 03, 2015 Celebration IMBD! Bird Walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Spring Gathering
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Fifth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Monday, April 27, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk
Sunday, April 26, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Saturday, April 25, 2015 This Race Is For The Birds
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Earth Day Bird Walk at North Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, April 19, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Sharing Nature With Children: Spring and Summer
Sunday, April 19, 2015 General Nature Hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Wildflower Festival
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Guided Walking Tour of the State Arboretum of Virginia
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Friday, April 03, 2015 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Thursday, April 02, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Shannondale Springs Birding Walk
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Spring Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Field Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA
Sunday, March 15, 2015 Spring Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Winter Wildlife and Tracks Walk at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Project Learning Tree, Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, February 22, 2015 Mid-Winter Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh - still scheduled despite snow forecast.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park - CANCELED
Saturday, February 14, 2015 Winter Tree Identification Field Trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Saturday, January 31, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, January 26, 2015 Field Trip to the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office - Postponed due to snow storm
Sunday, January 25, 2015 17th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Sunday, January 18, 2015 Mid-Winter Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Safety in the Outdoors
Saturday, January 03, 2015 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Thursday, January 01, 2015 New Year's Day Hike at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, December 27, 2014 Christmas Bird Count at Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, December 20, 2014 Winter Bird Walk followed by Tour of Claymont Mansion
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, December 14, 2014 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 07, 2014 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Sunday, November 23, 2014 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Tree Walk: Trees in Transition and Winter Identification
Saturday, November 15, 2014 Cathedral State Park/Blackwater Falls State Park Field Trip
Thursday, November 13, 2014 eMammal: Citizen Science Program at Blandy and PVAS walk through Arboretum
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Monday, November 10, 2014 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Saturday, November 08, 2014 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, November 08, 2014 Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Thursday, November 06, 2014 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk; Virginius Island
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Monday, November 03, 2014 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Astronomy Program and guided tour at Fort Frederick State Park
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Training Workshop
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Outdoor Cooking Class
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Friday, October 10, 2014 Cape May Hawk Watching Trip
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines