PVAS Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, May 14, 2016
    • Wednesday, June 01, 2016
    • Eastern Panhandle of WV and Washington County, MD

    You still have time to make a donation in support of your favorite Birdathon Team!

    What: General Donation to support the May 14 & 15 Birdathon 

    Where: Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties in WV and Washington County, MD

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring its seventh annual “Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" the weekend of May 14th & 15th.

    If you know the specific Team that you are supporting, you may enter the name during the donation process. Proceeds support PVAS's Conservation Programs. 

    Choose the amount you wish to donate and pay online. If you wish to donate a different amount or pay by check, you may send a check to Birdathon Donation, PVAS, PO Box 578, Shepherdstown WV 25443.  Checks should be payable to PVAS. You should enter the team name on the memo line of the check.

    Winners of the Birdathon will be announced in the PVAS newsletter, the PVAS Annual Meeting,  and on the PVAS website.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

    • Wednesday, June 01, 2016
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island

    What: Summer Bird Walk

    Where: Hapers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island

    When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Time: 7:00 - 10:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Join Deb Hale on a birding trip to the Virginius Island section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, June 1.

    The walk will begin at 7:00 a.m.  Participants will meet in the parking area on Shenandoah Street just below the intersection with Route 340. From there, participants will travel on a fairly level walk along the island and down to the Shenandoah River.

    The walk will focus on the riverfront and old canal areas of Virginius Island. Birds likely to be sighted are Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, vireos, flycatchers, various woodpeckers, locally breeding warblers, herons, raptors and waterfowl .

    The walk is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. 

    Registration is required and participants will need to sign a waiver of liability because the walk involves crossing some railroad tracks. 

    The trip will be about 3 miles total. Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along drinking water.

    Binoculars will be provided if needed.

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

    For more information contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346.
    • Saturday, June 04, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Kiwanis City Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown MD

    What: Bird Walk

    Where: Kiwanis Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown

    When: Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Bird Club, a bird walk on Saturday, June 4.

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

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

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

    The trip will only be cancelled if there is a steady rain. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Saturday, June 04, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 0

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    Price: $30 per camper (includes T-shirt)
    When:
    June 4, 2016
    Time:
      9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Teens, entering 7th grade and older (ages 12-17), who have an interest in working with younger campers and serving as assistants to the camp staff may work as Junior Staff, either at Yankauer Preserve or the Peter Burr Farm. 

    All Junior Staff MUST attend training on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m-3 p.m. at Yankauer Preserve. The training will cover learning about being a camp leader, work ethics, and how to be a great counselor. 

    Those who register for the training will be sent an information sheet which will provide more background on your experience working with children and preference on camp session dates.

    After completing the training, junior staff will be invited to volunteer for a week at camp with the possibility of being asked back for additional weeks.  Junior staff positions are limited each week.

    Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent. 

    Junior staff will be provided with one camp T-Shirt so please do not order one during this registration process (unless you want multiple shirts).  We will contact you concerning your preferred size.  T-shirts are available in Youth and Adult sizes.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.

     

     

     

    • Saturday, June 04, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, June 05, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Rolling Ridge, off Mission Road past Shannondale Springs

    What: Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Campout 

    Where: Rolling Ridge, off Mission Road past Shannondale Springs

    When: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 2016

    Time: Events starting at 10:00 AM Saturday morning through lunch time on Sunday

    Cost: $5 per person or $10 per family (to be paid to the Rolling Ridge Foundation on Saturday, June 4)

    Registration Required

    Contact:

    For more information, please contact Linda or Scot DeGraf:

    lindajdegraf@gmail.com 301-789-9097

    scotdegraf@gmail.com 301-275-2009

    Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Campout at Rolling Ridge - June 4th and 5th

    Come out to Rolling Ridge for hiking, birding, camping, stargazing and get to know a beautiful piece of land. Rolling Ridge, located just off Mission Road past Shannondale Springs, encompasses over 1400 acres of woods and streams protected by conservation easement with Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Trails lead up the ridge to the Appalachian Trail, to various streams and ponds and waterfalls, and down to the Shenandoah River.

    Activities to choose from Saturday: 

    10:00 Saturday - Hike to Crescent Rock Overlook on Appalachian Trail (Long)

    10:00 Saturday - Hike to small waterfall – (Short)

    11:00 Saturday - Butterflies, pollinators and backyard wildlife garden session

    14:00 Saturday – Hike to large waterfall and the Shenandoah River (Medium )

    16:00 Saturday - Straw bale, cordwood, cob, solar water, earth roof house tour

    Also for kids - team-building games and challenges, sit spots and observation, tree identification, outdoor play, creating gnome homes from natural material.

    On Saturday evening we’ll have a campfire with music and storytelling followed by stargazing, telescopes, and star maps with Kevin Bowles.

    Activities to choose from Sunday: 

    7:30 Sunday - Joette Borzik will lead a bird walk 

    11:00 – Forest Stewardship - Rolling Ridge has just finished a Forest Stewardship Plan and for those interested, we there will be a session on forest stewardship, ways of working with the WVDNR, the Cerulean Warbler Project and hunt clubs. Attendance to this session may be counted towards 1 hour of the elective requirement for recertification.

    Rolling Ridge Study Retreat has a campsite area with picnic tables and a fire circle. There is also a Retreat House that will be open for use of bathrooms as well as back-up shelter in case of stormy weather

    There will be a charge of $5/person or $10/per family for camping, all fees will go to the Rolling Ridge Foundation and will be used for preservation of the Rolling Ridge site. Those who would welcome volunteer opportunities could help with a small service project.

    A few tents may be available for loan on a first come-first serve basis

    For more information, please contact Linda or Scot DeGraf:

    lindajdegraf@gmail.com 301-789-9097

    scotdegraf@gmail.com 301-275-2009

    • Sunday, June 05, 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands on the Blue Ridge in Jefferson County

    What: Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands

    Where: Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands on the Blue Ridge in Jefferson County

    When: Sunday, June 5, 2016

    Time: 7:30 - 10:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Joette Borzik 

    Join Joette Borzik on a bird walk at the beautiful wilderness preserve of Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands on Sunday, June 5th.

    The walk will begin at 7:30 AM and is open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome however must be accompanied by an adult.

    Preregistration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants should plan to meet the trip leader at the Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community, located at the end of Mission Road. 

    Directions: From Charles Town, WV, follow Route 115/Charles Town Road (Old Route 9) heading south, then turn right on Mission Road. Continue on Mission Road approximately 6.2 miles, driving past Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area. Turn left where Mission Road becomes a gravel road. After 1 mile on the gravel road, you will approach a 4-way intersection. Go straight and park your vehicle at the Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community where the walk will begin.

    The walk will last about 3 hours and will cover rolling terrain. Birds likely to be present will be warblers, vireos, flycatchers, tanagers, gnatcatchers and raptors.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent. PVAS will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

    The walk may be canceled in the event of heavy or steady rain as access requires travel on a gravel road. Those who register will be notified by email by 9 PM the previous evening if cancellation is anticipated.

     The Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands are one of the largest privately held wilderness preserves in the Easter Panhandle. On its 1,400 acres of secluded, forested land are miles of hiking trails, the Appalachian Trail, the Shenandoah River, 5 mountain streams, ponds, waterfalls and scenic overlooks.

    To reserve binoculars or for additional trip information, contact trip leader Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or pep4223@comcast.net. For property access questions, contact Scot DeGraf at 301-275-2009. 


    • Monday, June 06, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 10, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 1

    Price: $30 per day.  Choose the day(s) you wish to sign up for individually.  ($150 for all 5 days).
    When:
    June 6-10, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                         Ages: 6-12

    Do you love camp, but can’t commit to a full week?  Pick and choose your days during this week. You can register for just one day, the entire week, or anywhere in between.  Each day will feature hikes, games, crafts, and theme-specific activities in the woods.  Fort building will be limited to Thursday.

    Each day features a different theme: 

    Monday-Bird Brains (everything birds).

    Tuesday-Eco-Arts (arts of all kinds including those using recycled materials).

    Wednesday-Everything Animal (mammals mostly).

    Thursday-Fort Building (a day totally in the woods).

    Friday-Science Friday (science experiments of all kinds).

    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Kiwanis City Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown MD

    What: Bird Walk

    Where: Kiwanis Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown

    When: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Bird Club, a bird walk on Wednesday, June 8.

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

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

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

    The trip will only be cancelled if there is a steady rain. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Thursday, June 09, 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, July 02, 2016
    • 9:00 PM
    • NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV
    • 0

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    What: Birding 101

    When:  Classroom Sessions:  Thursday evenings June 9, 16, 23 & 30
    Field Trips: Saturday mornings June 11, 18, 25 & July 2nd

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

    Where: Classroom Sessions: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown WV, 
    June 9th will be in Science Lab Room #218
    June 16, 23 & 30 Room #158 Instructional West

    Field Trips: various locations around the Panhandle

    *Price: $90  per person for PVAS Members and   $100 per person for the general public

    Workshop Leaders: Wil Hershberger and Bob Dean

    PVMN Re-cert Hours

    Birding 101 is tailored for beginning birders. It utilizes both classroom sessions and field trips to teach everything from bird identification to field etiquette to birding techniques and resources. This year the course will be taught by local birding experts Bob Dean and Wil Hershberger. 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 first classroom session will be in Science Lab Room #218. June 16, 23 and 30 will be held in classroom #158 Instructional West. The field trips will be held at various locations around the Panhandle from roughly 7 a.m.–12 noon on the corresponding Saturdays (June 11, 18, 25 and July 2).

    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 refund will be given.

    Please email any questions to Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or call 703-303-1026.
    • Sunday, June 12, 2016
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • C&O Canal in Williamsport, MD

    What: Summer Bird Walk

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

    When: Sunday, June 12, 2016

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

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The walks will be held on the second Sunday of June, July and August (June 12, July 10 and August 14) from 7:00-10:00 a.m.

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

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

    Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

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

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

    Binoculars will be provided if needed.

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

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

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


    • Monday, June 13, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 17, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 2

    Price: $150 per camper members/$175 non-members
    When:
    June 13-17, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                         Ages: 6-12

    Are you the one who will be THE survivor?  Learn the importance of shelter, water, fire, food, and safety in the wild. Learn basic survival skills including building shelter, solar cooking, checking the weather, and being safe in the woods. Look for animal tracks, learn knot-tying and play challenge games in the great outdoors while you build your fort!

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  All other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, June 16, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve (Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville WV)
    • 4

    Price: $100 per camper members/$125 non-members
    When:
    June 14-16, 2016 (3 days)
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve (Back Creek Valley)                                                                       Ages: 8-12 (entering grades 4-7)

    Spend three amazing days discovering Stauffer’s Marsh in Back Creek Valley!  Explore the water and the critters that live there, learn to identify birds and ducks, go creek walking in Back Creek, make an art project using the natural supplies you find in a wetland, and go marsh walking.  Things will be primitive (tents will provide shelter), but wetlands are a magical place, just waiting for you to arrive.  

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Saturday, June 18, 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 95 Terrace View, Charles Town, WV.

    What: Visit to Purple Martin Colony & Bird Walk 

    Where: Chip Hussion's Purple Martin Colony (direction details provided below)

    When: Saturday, June 18, 2016

    Time: 7:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

    Join Joette as she visits the active and successful Purple Martin Colony at Mr. Hussion's house.

    Joette Borzik will be leading this visit beginning at 7:30 a.m on Saturday, June 18.
     
    Mr. Hussion has 26 nesting cavities for the martins on 3 separate poles as well as several other nesting cavities which usually house a handful of tree swallow pairs, a couple blue bird pairs and some wrens.

    Come with your questions - Chip Hussion will be on hand providing answers and stories. After discussion and observation, Joette will lead a bird walk around the property.

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

    Participants should meet at Mr. Hussion's house. His address is 95 Terrace View, Charles Town. For GPS users that this doesn't appear for, try 103 Eastland Terrace. He is located in the Eastland Subdivision off Old Cave Rd which runs east off Rt 340 about 1 mile north of Washington High School. Please note that Terrace View is the 3rd Eastland street and is to the right off Old Cave Rd (up a hill) when coming from 340.

    Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring along drinking water. 

    Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.  

    For more information, please feel free to contact Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or for questions regarding directions, please call Chip Hussion at 304-400-7708.

    • Monday, June 20, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 24, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 5

    Price: $150 per camper members/$175 non-members
    When:
    June 20-24, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                         Ages: 6-12

    Can you build a bird’s nest as well as a bird?  How about a beehive as well as a bee?  Spend this week designing and constructing things with natural materials and see how your creations compare to the real thing. In addition to animal homes, try your hand erecting a tower, building a boat, making mud pies—and of course, building a fort that is actually weather-proof!  Every day it will be a different challenge to see if you are the master builder in the woods.

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Monday, June 20, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 24, 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Shepherd University, Center for Contemporary Arts Building 1
    • 4

    Price: $200 members/ $225 non-members
    When:
    June 20-24, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–4:00pm
    Where:
    Shepherd University Center for Contemporary Arts (Building 1)

    Ages: 14-18 (entering grades 9-12)

    Learn the basics of digital photography, even if you've never held a camera, or work on your skills if you're already familiar.  Learn how to compose the BEST pictures, master manual lens settings and shutter speeds, then download the images to a computer for editing and manipulation with color and design techniques.  A Nikon 35mm digital SLR camera is provided for your use during the week. You'll keep all your images!  On Friday afternoon, share your best photos for family and friends at your first public artist exhibition!

    This session is held at Shepherd University's Contemporary Arts Center (Building 1)  and taught by professional photographers.

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.


    • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Kiwanis City Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown MD

    What: Bird Walk

    Where: Kiwanis Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown

    When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Bird Club, a bird walk on Wednesday, June 22.

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

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

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

    The trip will only be cancelled if there is a steady rain. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Saturday, June 25, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD

    What: Bird Walk 

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

    When: Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Time: 8:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The walk will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please contact Sandy Sagalkin at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.



    • Monday, June 27, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 01, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 7

    Price: $150 per camper members/$175 non-members
    When:
    June 27-July 1, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                         Ages: 6-12

    Are you the one who will be THE survivor?  Learn the importance of shelter, water, fire, food, and safety in the wild. Learn basic survival skills including building shelter, solar cooking, checking the weather, and being safe in the woods. Look for animal tracks, learn knot-tying and play challenge games in the great outdoors while you build your fort!

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  All other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 08, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 0

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    Price: $125 per camper members/$150 non-members
    When:
    July 5-8, 2016 (4 days)
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                           Ages: 6-12

    Mix potions and concoctions, plan and conduct experiments with just about everything during this week of science discovery!  Get the scoop on poop, dissect an owl pellet and a rotting log, examine skulls and skins, grow some bacteria, and maybe work on a couple of explosions! 

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 08, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 0

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    Price: $125 per camper members/$150 non-members
    When:
    July 5-8, 2016 (4 days)
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                        Ages: 10-13 (entering grades 5-8)

    There’s been a crime against animals and you have to solve it!  What kind of skull is it?  Whose skin?  Investigate the “crime scene" and collect the evidence as you learn more about the lives of animals that live at Yankauer. Back at HQ, learn to take and interpret your own fingerprints, extract DNA, and discover more about the science behind forensics.

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Sunday, July 10, 2016
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • C&O Canal in Williamsport, MD

    What: Summer Bird Walk

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

    When: Sunday, July 10, 2016

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

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The walks will be held on the second Sunday of June, July and August (June 12, July 10 and August 14) from 7:00-10:00 a.m.

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

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

    Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

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

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

    Binoculars will be provided if needed.

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

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

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

    • Monday, July 11, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 15, 2016
    • 1:30 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 5

    Price: $125 per camper (members)/$150 (non-members)
    When:
    July 11-15, 2016
    Time: 9:00am–1:30pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                        Ages: 5-6 (entering grades K-1)

    This session is designed just for campers who are ready to come to camp on their own, but for a shorter day without a parent.  Explore insects, mammals, birds, and the forest through hands-on activities. Spend time in the woods hiking and building a fort, too!

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Monday, July 11, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 15, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV
    • 0

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    Price: $150 per camper members/$175 non-members
    When:
    July 11-15, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV                            Ages: 6-12

    What was life like 200 years ago?!  This week is a chance for you to find out!  Make a cornhusk doll, investigate the animals that provided food, make your own bread, butter, and yogurt cheese, weave on a lap loom, make berry ink and write with a quill, collect the eggs, even weave your own paper basket.  There’s still time for pioneer games, tongue-twisters, and maybe making a candle. 

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Saturday, July 16, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • The Opequon Creek, bridge over the Opequon at the Rt 45 public access & CaptainLou's

    What: Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Float Trip and Potluck

    Where: The Opequon Creek and Lou and Jake Scavnicky's house

    • Put In Location: bridge over the Opequon at the Rt 45 public access
    • Take Out Location: CaptainLou's Home, just down from the old Myers Bridge
    When: Saturday, July 16

    Time: 9:00 AM Boat Drop-Off

    Cost: free

    Registration: required

    Contact: CaptainLou at captainlou@comcast.net

    Sponsored by the Opequon Creek Project Team for Master Naturalists and their families.

    Let’s all get psyched up for the First Master Naturalist float trip on the Opequon. This event will consist of a 2 hour +/- float trip with a chance to see some local wildlife along the way. It’s not uncommon to see turtles, snakes, blue and green herons, pileated woodpeckers, king fishers, beavers, muskrat, deer, cattle and turkey to name a few. 

    This stretch of the creek consists of primarily slow moving, flat water with a few sites where you will navigate between and over exposed rocks. For the most part the water depth is up to 3 feet deep with a visible bottom and an occasional 4 to 6 foot deep pool.

    The float trip will be held on Saturday, 16 July 2016

    Look forward to a low pressure, low impact float perfect for beginners and first timers.

    Time on the water should be about 2 hours give or take.

    Participants will gain an appreciation for the solitude and beauty of the Opequon, a treasure in our backyards, as it meanders through rural farm land with an occasional glimpse of houses and manmade structures. 

    At the take out site, enjoy a pot luck and conversation and fishing if you’re licensed.

    Here is the way this event will work;

    • You arrive at the put in site (Rt 45 bridge over the Opequon) at 0900

    • Drop off your boat and items you want to carry with you on the float

    • Drive to the take out location (CaptainLou’s), park your vehicle and leave the keys (we have had paddlers lose their keys in the Opequon)

    • Catch the shuttled back to the put in site for a 1000 push off

    We are asking that you register so we can identify the number of volunteer vehicles will be needed to shuttle paddlers from the take out back to the put in.

    If you are bringing a pot luck it should be dropped off at the take out location along with your vehicle. An oven, coolers and a refrigerator will be available on site at CaptainLou’s.

    I hope not to limit the number of participants but would like to limit it to Master Naturalists and their immediate families.

    Participants are expected to supply their own canoe or kayak and paddles as well as a PFD. I suspect we may be able to supply a few boats, first come first served, for those that cannot borrow one, rent one or otherwise do not have access to a boat.

    Canoes and kayaks can be rented at any one of the outfitters in Harpers Ferry and at the Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle (304-876-3000). I suggest contacting an outfitter sooner rather than later as rentals go quickly in the summer.

    Bring a bottle of water, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellant. Please do not wear open toe shoes. At some point beginning at the put in through to the takeout, you will in all likelihood stand in water up to your knees so a dry pair of shoes and a towel in your car at the take out is recommended. A dry change of clothes could be a consideration as well.

    A pool is available on site if you choose to swim and refresh after your float trip.

    Put In Location: bridge over the Opequon at the Rt 45 public access

    • Arrive NLT 0900 for vehicle & paddler shuttle to and from the take out

    • paddles in the water @ 1000 for a leisurely 2 hour ride along the Opequon

    • pot luck & cookout at the take out location

    Take Out Location: CaptainLou’s

    With your vehicle already parked at the take out site, you will be able to load your boat and depart on your own schedule.

    • Monday, July 18, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 22, 2016
    • 11:30 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
    • 2

    Price: $50 per first camper/adult; $10 for additional preschool child (No charge for siblings under age 2).
    When: July 18-22, 2016
    Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                       Ages: 3-5

    Adult/child teams will explore the natural world together through circle time, short hikes, crafts, hands-on nature exploration, and stories.  Every day is a different nature theme! 

    Be sure to dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts are available in Youth and Adult sizes (Youth XS-Adult XL).  T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Monday, July 18, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 22, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV
    • 6

    Price: $200 per camper members/$225 non-members
    When:
    July 18-22, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV                   Ages: 8-13 (or entering grades 3-7)

    Life 200 years ago was a real survival situation!  Fire, food, and water were basics that you couldn’t do without, so this week will challenge you to really rough it.  Learn to build a fire, then cook over it.  Practice your knife and whittling skills.  Learn knot-tying and lash a wood frame.  Maybe even make a “bone” whistle. On Thursday night, you and a parent are challenged to spend the night under the stars (no tents!) at the Peter Burr farm after cooking your dinner over the open campfire. 

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Friday, July 29, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, July 31, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    What: Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Field Trip 

    Where: The Aldo Leopold Foundation and The International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin

    When: Friday, July 29 - Sunday July 31, 2016

    Contact: Lynne Wiseman  #304-676-2725

    Registration is required with a registration deadline of June 1.

    This exciting trip will be highlighted by a visit to the Aldo Leopold Foundation! Our group tour will take us to the “Shack” to learn about the history & philosophy of Aldo Leopold, walk through the landscapes that provided the inspiration for “A Sand County Almanac” and see the famous “Shack” that was the center of one of our nation’s earliest attempts at land restoration. We will also see the “greenest building in the world” and learn about how this energy efficient design, alternative energy technologies and the use of local materials earned this rating. By combining these two tours we will see how the thread of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic ties the two sites together. We will also spend time on the trails of this interesting property.

    Our second adventure will be to visit The International Crane Foundation, the only place on Earth that you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species. We will have several guided tours of the facility from “Flyways, Culture and Cranes, Whooping Cranes to Conservation Leadership” as well as take a hike on their nature trails and browse their nature themed gift shop. We will observe all 15 crane species, learn about crane biology, investigate the current threats to crane survival, methods used to conserve endangered species and learn about international work and initiatives.

    On our third day in Baraboo we will be planning several other venues to visit. A meeting will be held in mid-April to discuss travel and third day events. Please sign up as soon as possible so we can start making plans!

    This will be a three day schedule of events in Baraboo on July 29-31st. Travel is on your own but we will have information for you on trains, planes and car routes. Once in Wisconsin we can provide transportation to and from events and to dinner. We have spoken to several hotel/motels in the area (Baraboo & Wisconsin Dells) that will be reserving rooms for us. You will need to plan to be there on July 28th as we will be starting the tour of Aldo Leopold at 9am on July 29th. Our events will end on Sunday July 31st so you can plan to leave on August 1st or stay on and enjoy the area.

    For further information, fees to foundation events, transportation to events and other venues (travel to Wisconsin and lodging at your own expense) please call Lynne Wiseman 304-676-2725. 

    Registration is required by June 1 so that plans can be made.

    • Sunday, August 14, 2016
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • C&O Canal in Williamsport, MD

    What: Summer Bird Walk

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

    When: Sunday, August 14, 2016

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

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

    The walks will be held on the second Sunday of June, July and August (June 12, July 10 and August 14) from 7:00-10:00 a.m.

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

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

    Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

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

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

    Binoculars will be provided if needed.

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

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

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

Past events

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 Seventh Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Friday, May 13, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Visit to Successful Purple Martin Colony & Bird Walk
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Purple Martins
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Monday, May 09, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Sunday, May 08, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Mother's Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 07, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Introduction to Birding & Bird Walk for Beginner Birders
Friday, May 06, 2016 Celebrate IMBD! Warbler Walk at Harper's Ferry National Park, Murphy's Farm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 Frogwatch USA Protocol Instructional Workshop
Friday, April 29, 2016 Tour of Medicinal Plant Garden, Apothecary Museum, and Medicinal Plant Laboratory
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Bird Walk at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry National Park
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Friday, April 22, 2016 Bird Walk at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park
Monday, April 18, 2016 Wee Naturalists: Dirt Don't Hurt!
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Wildflower Festival
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Master Naturalist Service Project: Forest Restoration
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Appalachian Night Sounds
Saturday, April 09, 2016 This Race Is For The Birds
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Charles Town)
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Tour of Cam Tabb & Sons Composting Farm
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Friday, April 01, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Bolivar/Harpers Ferry)
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Martinsburg)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (South Jefferson)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Bird Walk on the C&O Canal in Harpers Ferry
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (North Berkeley)
Monday, March 28, 2016 Passport to Nature at the Library (Shepherdstown)
Saturday, March 26, 2016 Spring Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Understanding the Basics of Solar Energy
Monday, March 21, 2016 Wee Naturalists: Furry Tales!
Sunday, March 20, 2016 Welcome Spring Event
Sunday, March 20, 2016 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Winter Tree Identification along the C&O Canal
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Winter Wildlife and Tracks Walk at Cacapon State Park
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Trip to View American Woodcock Mating Display
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Astronomy
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, February 14, 2016 Winter Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield - CANCELED
Saturday, February 13, 2016 Family Outdoor Adventures: Animal Discovery Hike - POSTPONED
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Wildlife Encounters
Saturday, February 06, 2016 Winter Tree Identification Field Trip at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, January 30, 2016 Southern States Wild Bird Appreciation Day
Saturday, January 30, 2016 18th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Canceled: Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Tour the Grapevine Road Recycling Center
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: International Wildlife Trafficking
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Saturday, January 02, 2016 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Monday, December 21, 2015 Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, December 19, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, December 19, 2015 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Thursday, December 03, 2015 Appalachian Fruit Research Station Tour
Saturday, November 28, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Medicinal Plants: Past, Present & Future
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: History and Tales of the Christmas Bird Count
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Sunday, November 08, 2015 CANCELLED - Family Outdoor Adventures: Letterboxing Trek
Thursday, November 05, 2015 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Monday, November 02, 2015 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Saturday, October 31, 2015 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
Friday, October 30, 2015 Halloween Eve Owl Prowl
Saturday, October 24, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Backyard Naturalists
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Tree Walk: Trees in Transition and Winter Identification
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; Freshwater Mussels
Sunday, October 11, 2015 Bird Walk and Tour of the Historic Ridgedale House
Friday, October 09, 2015 Cape May Hawk Watching Trip
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, October 04, 2015 Postponed - Family Outdoor Adventures: Letterboxing Trek
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Monarch Butterfly Count at Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Friday, September 18, 2015 Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, September 13, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; Local Mosquito & Tick Issues
Saturday, September 05, 2015 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Discover Nature with a Walking Tour of Shenandoah University's Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield
Sunday, August 23, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Family Outdoor Adventures: Whiting's Neck Caving Adventure
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Friday, August 21, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Thursday, August 20, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 15, 2015 Natural History Workshop; Mushrooms
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, August 08, 2015 Singing Insects Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Family Outdoor Adventures: Build A Family Fort at Yankauer Preserve
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Field Trip and Hike at Ice Mountain Preserve
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Claymont Mansion
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Tour of Redbud Organic Farm
Saturday, July 25, 2015 Natural History Workshop; "Wasted Light, Stolen Night: An Introduction to Light Pollution"
Saturday, July 25, 2015 First Annual Butterfly Count
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry
Monday, July 20, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer-Build a Techno Trail (Martinsburg)
Monday, July 20, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Younger Campers: Out of the Nest (ages 3-5 with a parent attending, Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Fireflies, Fiddles, and Frogs Family Picnic
Monday, July 13, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 3 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, July 13, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Pioneer Adventure (Peter Burr Farm)
Sunday, July 12, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, July 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Butterfly...Flutter By (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp for Younger Campers: Nature Buddies (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, July 06, 2015 Cacapon Institute's Stream Scholars Camp
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Project WET/Project WILD/Project Learning Tree Workshop for Teachers
Monday, June 29, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: I'm Flying! (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 27, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Bird Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, June 22, 2015 Teen Nature Photography Camp (Shepherd University)
Monday, June 22, 2015 WAITING LIST Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2
Monday, June 22, 2015 WAITING LIST Audubon Discovery Camp: Outdoor Adventurer-Build A Techno Trail
Monday, June 22, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer-Build a Techno Trail (Shepherdstown)
Monday, June 22, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Champagne Garden Party
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Tour of the Wildlife Center of Virginia
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 4 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, June 15, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs, Slugs, and Other Ughs! (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Bird Walk at the Blue Ridge Tract (WMA) in Shannondale
Monday, June 08, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Monday, June 01, 2015 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Member BBQ and Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Natural History Workshop; Campfire Cooking Class
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Fern Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 23, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Sunday, May 17, 2015 Natural History of the Timber Rattlesnake
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; The Birds of Cuba
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry National Park
Sunday, May 10, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Sunday, May 10, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Mother's Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Friday, May 08, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry; Murphy's Farm
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk in Western Berkeley County
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Monday, May 04, 2015 Wee Naturalists
Monday, May 04, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, May 03, 2015 Field Trip to Eversweet Apiaries; Intro to Honeybees, Honey & Beekeeping
Sunday, May 03, 2015 Celebration IMBD! Bird Walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Spring Gathering
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Fifth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Monday, April 27, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk
Sunday, April 26, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Saturday, April 25, 2015 This Race Is For The Birds
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Earth Day Bird Walk at North Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, April 19, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Sharing Nature With Children: Spring and Summer
Sunday, April 19, 2015 General Nature Hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Wildflower Festival
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Guided Walking Tour of the State Arboretum of Virginia
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Friday, April 03, 2015 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Thursday, April 02, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Shannondale Springs Birding Walk
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Spring Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Field Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA
Sunday, March 15, 2015 Spring Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Winter Wildlife and Tracks Walk at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Project Learning Tree, Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, February 22, 2015 Mid-Winter Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh - still scheduled despite snow forecast.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park - CANCELED
Saturday, February 14, 2015 Winter Tree Identification Field Trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Saturday, January 31, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, January 26, 2015 Field Trip to the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office - Postponed due to snow storm
Sunday, January 25, 2015 17th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Sunday, January 18, 2015 Mid-Winter Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Safety in the Outdoors
Saturday, January 03, 2015 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Thursday, January 01, 2015 New Year's Day Hike at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, December 27, 2014 Christmas Bird Count at Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, December 20, 2014 Winter Bird Walk followed by Tour of Claymont Mansion
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, December 14, 2014 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 07, 2014 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Sunday, November 23, 2014 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Tree Walk: Trees in Transition and Winter Identification
Saturday, November 15, 2014 Cathedral State Park/Blackwater Falls State Park Field Trip
Thursday, November 13, 2014 eMammal: Citizen Science Program at Blandy and PVAS walk through Arboretum
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Monday, November 10, 2014 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Saturday, November 08, 2014 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, November 08, 2014 Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Thursday, November 06, 2014 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk; Virginius Island
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Monday, November 03, 2014 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Astronomy Program and guided tour at Fort Frederick State Park
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Training Workshop
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Outdoor Cooking Class
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Friday, October 10, 2014 Cape May Hawk Watching Trip
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Terrestrial Habitats
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Program Development
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Mammals
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Slime Molds
Friday, September 19, 2014 Nature Photography Workshop
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Advanced Birding Series - Raptors
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Saturday, September 06, 2014 Celebrate Wilderness!
Saturday, August 23, 2014 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Soils
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Habitat Improvement
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Nature Hike at Shenandoah National Park
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Advanced Birding Series - Shorebirds
Saturday, July 26, 2014 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Geology of WV
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Aquatic Habitats
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Bird and Butterfly Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, July 14, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Back in the Good Ol' Days WAITING LIST
Monday, July 14, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Back In The Good Ol' Days (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Monday, July 07, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Tales In The Woods (CraftWorks at Cool Spring)
Monday, July 07, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp for Younger Campers: Nature Buddies (Yankauer)
Monday, June 30, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: WAITING LIST Mystery Week
Monday, June 30, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Mystery Week (Yankauer)
Sunday, June 29, 2014 Hagerstown City Park Bird Walk
Saturday, June 28, 2014 Outdoor Cooking Class
Monday, June 23, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: WAITING LIST Nature Photography Camp For Teens
Monday, June 23, 2014 Nature Photography Camp For Teens
Monday, June 23, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: WAITING LIST Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Monday, June 23, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Fish
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Insects and Spiders of WV
Saturday, June 21, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Deep Woods Detective 1 WAITING LIST
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventure WAITING LIST
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Deep Woods Detective 1 (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Bird Walk at Antietam National Battlefield - Snavely's Ford
Monday, June 09, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Outdoor Explore Family Event: Creek Sneak
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Summer Tree Identification Walk
Thursday, June 05, 2014 Early Morning Nature Walk: Birds and Butterflies
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, June 02, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Younger Campers: Out of the Nest (ages 3-5 with a parent attending)
Saturday, May 31, 2014 Member BBQ and Annual Meeting
Sunday, May 25, 2014 Hagerstown City Park Bird Walk
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Introduction to Butterflies
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Amphibians and Reptiles
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Outdoor Explore Family Event: Muddy Sneakers
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Birds of WV
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Geology of Hardy County WV
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! "Birding Through History" Bird Walk
Friday, May 09, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Thursday, May 08, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry; Murphy's Farm
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Monday, May 05, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, May 04, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Eidolon Preserve
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Big Sit at Sam Michael's Park, Jefferson County
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Big Sit at Antietam Battlefield; Burnside Bridge
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Big Sit at Harpers Ferry National Park, Murphy Farm
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Fifth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN: Biking/Birding Trip along the Western Maryland Rail Trail
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN: Celebrate IMBD! Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk
Monday, April 28, 2014 Wee Naturalists
Sunday, April 27, 2014 Hagerstown City Park Bird Walk
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Friday, April 25, 2014 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, April 20, 2014 General Nature Hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 19, 2014 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills
Monday, April 14, 2014 C&O Canal Biking Trip
Sunday, April 13, 2014 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Wildflower Festival
Saturday, April 12, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Nature Sketching
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, April 05, 2014 13th Annual Race for the Birds
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Shannondale Springs Birding Walk
Sunday, March 23, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Tree Nurturing
Saturday, March 22, 2014 RESCHEDULED Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Explore Eidolon!
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Introduction to Fly Fishing
Sunday, March 16, 2014 Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Wildlife Signs Walk at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Winter tree identification field trip along the C&O Canal
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Exploring Vernal Pools
Saturday, March 01, 2014 Winter Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, March 01, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Saturday, February 15, 2014 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore
Friday, February 14, 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 PVAS Program at Shepherd University - CANCELED DUE TO PREDICTED SNOW
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 C&O Canal Bird Walk (Harpers Ferry)
Saturday, February 08, 2014 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, February 08, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk - CANCELLED
Friday, January 31, 2014 2014 Master Naturalist Program Applications Due
Saturday, January 25, 2014 16th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Birding Trip to Jefferson County Waterfowl Hotspots
Sunday, January 12, 2014 Raptor Trip to Grant and Hardy Counties
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 PVAS Program at Shepherd University
Saturday, January 04, 2014 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, December 15, 2013 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count: DATE CHANGE
Sunday, November 24, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Outdoor Cooking at Kearneysville
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, November 18, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Owl-Banding Trip
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Outdoor Cooking at Cacapon State Park--CANCELLED
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 C&O Canal Bird Walk (Harpers Ferry)
Monday, November 04, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Natural History of Fish
Sunday, November 03, 2013 Waggoners Gap Bird Walk
Saturday, November 02, 2013 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Oktoberfest at Wild Goose Farm
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Monday, October 21, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Hike to Jefferson's Rock at Harpers Ferry
Friday, October 18, 2013 Special evening bird walk under a full moon
Friday, October 11, 2013 Cape May Fall Raptor Trip (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center-CANCELLED
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills CANCELLED
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Tree Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, September 23, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Sunday, September 22, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines
Sunday, September 22, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Terrestrial Habitats
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Mammals
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Soils
Friday, September 20, 2013 Sixth Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Backyard Birding
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Bolivar Heights Bird Walk
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Tree Walk at Morgan's Grove
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Washington Monument Hawk Watch trip
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Grapevine Road Recycling Center Tour
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Friday, September 06, 2013 Chimney Swift watch
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, August 26, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Berkeley County Birding Trip
Sunday, August 18, 2013 Geocaching Workshop
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Elective Class: Song of Insects
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Habitat Improvement
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Wildflowers and Weeds
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Tree Walk at Morgan's Grove
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Friday, July 26, 2013 Eastern Shore Birding Trip
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Song of Insects
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Bird Walk in Loudoun County VA
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 NCTC Bird Walk - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Monday, July 15, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Ol' Time Arts (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Hiking Trip to Shenandoah National Park
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, July 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 3 (Yankauer)
Monday, July 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs-a-Billion! (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 01, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Camp, Canoe, Canal (Yankauer)
Monday, July 01, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs-a-Billion! (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, June 24, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 22, 2013 NCTC Bird Walk
Monday, June 17, 2013 Nature Photography Camp For Teens
Monday, June 17, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Butterfly Atlas Training
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Dragonflies of WV
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, June 10, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Rock On! (Yankauer)
Monday, June 10, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Do You Like Spiders and Snakes? (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Champagne Garden Party
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Up the Creek
Friday, June 07, 2013 Shepherdstown's Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Monday, June 03, 2013 Outdoor Cooking Class
Monday, June 03, 2013 Preschool Camp: Just For Fledglings (age 5, entering Kindergarten)
Saturday, June 01, 2013 PVAS Annual Meeting and Picnic
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Preschool Camp: Out of the Nest (ages 3-4 with a parent attending)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp WAITING LIST: Out of the Nest
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Shannondale Springs Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Mountain Laurel walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Bird Trip to Bombey Hook and other Eastern Shore Locations
Sunday, May 12, 2013 Mother's Day Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs WMA
Saturday, May 11, 2013 "Big Sit" at Rumsey Park
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Bagels and Birds-CANCELLED
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Fourth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon
Friday, May 10, 2013 Celebrate IMBD with Eric Dinerstein "The Kingdom of Rarities"
Friday, May 10, 2013 PVAS Reception With Eric Dinerstein
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Bird Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Bird Walk at Sleepy Creek WMA
Monday, May 06, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Monday, May 06, 2013 C&O Canal Bird Walk
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Winston Gardens Native Plant Nursery Spring Open House Plant Sale
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Introduction to Birding
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Antietam Battlefield/Snavely Ford Bird Walk
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Harpers Ferry Hike
Sunday, April 28, 2013 Bird walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Ecology and History of the Chesapeake Bay
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Family StoryWalk in Martinsburg
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 21, 2013 Interpretive hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Exploring Vernal Pools
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Monday, April 15, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Hike the Hills
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Antietam Battlefield Birding Trip
Friday, April 12, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Friday, April 12, 2013 Nature Photography Workshop
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, April 06, 2013 Wildflower Festival
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Birding Trip to Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, March 24, 2013 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23, 2013 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Bird Trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Winter Tree Identification - Shepherdstown
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Run for Cover!
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Project WET
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs WMA
Friday, March 08, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, March 02, 2013 Hike the Appalachian Trail-Keys Gap Area
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Project Wild Aquatic Workshop
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Shenandoah River Birding Trip
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Birding Trip to Jefferson County Waterfowl Hotspots
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Eastern Shore Birding Trip
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore
Friday, February 15, 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, February 09, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Duck, Duck, Geese?
Saturday, February 09, 2013 Wildlife Signs Walk at Cacapon State Park
Friday, February 08, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, January 27, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Writers Group
Saturday, January 26, 2013 15th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Friday, January 18, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Pictures in the Sky
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Backyard Birding
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Winter Dens
Friday, January 11, 2013 Nature Photographers Pot Luck
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, January 05, 2013 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 15, 2012 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Friday, December 14, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Give Chase
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Harpers Ferry Hike
Thursday, December 06, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Snowflakes and Snowbirds
Monday, December 03, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Snowflakes and Snowbirds
Saturday, November 17, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Monday, November 12, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Owl-Banding
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Muddy Sneakers
Saturday, November 10, 2012 PVAS Hawk Watch at Snicker's Gap
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch
Saturday, October 27, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Hike to Jefferson's Rock at Harpers Ferry
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch
Monday, October 15, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Bugs, Bones, and Bats
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Cape May Hawk-watch Trip
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, October 06, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 Bolivar Heights bird walk
Sunday, September 30, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve Bird Trip
Saturday, September 29, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Fall Edible Wild Plants
Friday, September 28, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting--Room Change!
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Growing Native Seed Collection Event
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Natural History of Dolly Sods
Friday, September 21, 2012 Fifth Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch trip
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Bolivar Heights Bird Walk
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Monday, September 17, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Monday, September 17, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch trip
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Evening Insect Walk
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Cathedral State Park
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Master Birder: Raptors
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Saturday, September 08, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Mushroom Hunters
Saturday, September 08, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: C&O Canal Trek
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 Shorebird Pond birding trip
Saturday, September 01, 2012 Shorebird Pond Birding Trip
Thursday, August 30, 2012 Butterfly & Wetland Walk
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Ice Mountain
Saturday, August 25, 2012 PVAS Sponsors Pledge to Fledge at Stauffer' Marsh Nature Preserve
Friday, August 24, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve Bird Walk - Shorebirds
Sunday, August 12, 2012 Family Perseids Party
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Sky Ranger's Perseids Party
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Shorebird Trip to various locations in Jefferson/Berkeley counties
Friday, August 10, 2012 Nature Photography Workshop
Friday, August 03, 2012 Birding Trip to Delaware Shore
Thursday, August 02, 2012 Evening Nature Walk at Cacapon State Park
Friday, July 27, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal VA
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Bird Walk at the C&O Canal Near Harper's Ferry
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Antietam Battlefield Birding Trip
Monday, July 16, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor, Part Deux (Yankauer)
Monday, July 16, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Creek Sneak
Monday, July 09, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Hop, Slither, Sneak! (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 07, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Reserve Bird Walk
Monday, July 02, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Mystery Week (4 days, Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Birding trip to Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Into The Wild (FLOC)
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Hop, Slither, Sneak! (Yankauer)
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature Detectives (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Natural History Workshop: American Beaver in West Virginia
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Antietam Battlefield birding trip
Friday, June 22, 2012 Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal VA
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp WAITING LIST: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Adventure Challenge (FLOC)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Life On The Frontier (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: The Simple Life (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Harpers Ferry bird walk
Monday, June 11, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature Detectives (Yankauer)
Monday, June 11, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Wild Wings (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 09, 2012 PVAS Annual Meeting and Picnic
Saturday, June 09, 2012 Mountain Laurel walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 Birding trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, June 02, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Birding trip to Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Preschool Audubon Discovery Camp: Out of the Nest (Yankauer)
Saturday, May 26, 2012 Birding trip to Canaan Valley
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Bird walk at the Harpers Ferry National Park's Murphy's Farm
Saturday, May 12, 2012 Third Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon
Thursday, May 10, 2012 Bird Walk at Flowing Springs Park
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 Bird walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, May 06, 2012 Trillium Walk
Sunday, May 06, 2012 C&O Canal bird walk
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Bald Eagle watch for parents and children - CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATION
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Garlic Mustard Pull
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Birding Through History at the Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 05, 2012 "Introduction to Birding"
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Special evening program at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 29, 2012 Bird walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Winston Gardens Native Plant Nursery Spring Open House Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Thursday, April 26, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Saturday, April 21, 2012 11th Annual Race for the Birds
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Birding trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Wildflower Festival
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Birding trip to the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Landscape Gardening Conference at Shenandoah University
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservtion Training Center
Thursday, April 05, 2012 Birding 101
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry
Sunday, April 01, 2012 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Edible Wild Plants
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Friday, March 30, 2012 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting at NCTC
Sunday, March 25, 2012 Hike to Jefferson Rock at Harpers Ferry
Thursday, March 22, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Birding trip along the Shenandoah River in Jefferson County
Saturday, March 17, 2012 Wildlife Signs walk at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PVAS Program at National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, March 11, 2012 Bird walk at Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve in Berkeley County
Friday, March 09, 2012 Evening trip to observe the flight of the American Woodcock
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Bird Walk at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's Murphy Farm
Saturday, March 03, 2012 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 C&O Canal Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Birding Trip Along Shenandoah River
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Winter tree identification field trip along the C&O Canal
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore - Canceled!!!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 PVAS Program at NCTC
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Birding Trip Along Shenandoah River
Saturday, February 04, 2012 Birding Trip at NCTC
Saturday, January 21, 2012 C&O canal bird walk
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 PVAS Program
Saturday, December 31, 2011 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Master Naturalist Workshop
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Wee Naturalist
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Saturday, August 20, 2011 Master Naturalist Workshop—Monarch Watch
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Sunday, August 14, 2011 Tour of Redbud Organic Farm
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Friday, July 29, 2011 Birding Trip to the Delaware Shore


  
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              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

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

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

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