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    • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip
    Where: Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Time: 9:30 - Noon
    Cost: Free

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring a hawk-watching trip with the Washington County Bird Club to the Washington Monument State Park, outside Boonsboro MD on Wednesday October 1. 

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

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

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

    Registration is strongly encouraged. Participants that register will be notified by email no later than 6:00 pm the preceding day in the event the activity is canceled.

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

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



    • Wednesday, October 08, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip
    Where: Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
    Time: 9:30 - Noon
    Cost: Free

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring a hawk-watching trip with the Washington County Bird Club to the Washington Monument State Park, outside Boonsboro MD on Wednesday October 8. 

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

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

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

    Registration is strongly encouraged. Participants that register will be notified by email no later than 6:00 pm the preceding day in the event the activity is canceled.

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

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



    • Wednesday, October 08, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville

    When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: The Grassland Project at Antietam National Battlefield

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday October 8 at 7:00 for our regular monthly program at a new venue!

    We are excited to announce that PVAS's Monthly Programs will now be held at Hospice of the Panhandle. The new Hospice facility is centrally located for the convenience of our members. We are very pleased to have the use of such an amazing space. 

    Chris Tawney, Biological Science Technician at Antietam National Battlefield, will be presenting on the Grassland Project at Antietam. 

    The Otto Farm Grassland Restoration Project is a 50+ acre farm on the south end of Antietam National Battlefield that they are managing as a warm season grass wildlife habitat. Mr. Tawney will be discussing the goals for the project from both a natural and cultural landscape perspective. In addition, he will touch on the Battlefield's prescribed fire program, their riparian buffer areas and how the use of warm season grasses in the buffer areas can positively affect the the amount of nutrient and sediment input into the Antietam Creek Watershed. 

    Wil Hershberger has written an article that highlights information about PVAS's Grassland Initiative Project as well as examples and local success stories. Please see the article here: Grassland Restoration Project

    Admission to PVAS's Monthly Program is free, no registration is needed and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    Directions: 

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

    www.hospiceotp.org

    From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back. The office will be on your left (the inpatient will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

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

    • Friday, October 10, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Cape May, NJ
    What: Hawk Watching Trip
    Where: Cape May, NJ
    When: Columbus Day Weekend; October 10 - 14
    Cost: no PVAS fee; participants pay their own transportation and accommodations
    Meeting Place:  Cape May State Park at the Hawk Watching Platform at 9:00 AM Saturday morning.

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is sponsoring a hawk-watching trip to Cape May, NJ the weekend of October 10-14 2014 which is Columbus Day Weekend.

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

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

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

    Those who participate will also be able to take advantage of a variety of free educational opportunities offered by the Cape May Bird Observatory and the New Jersey Audubon Society. Their offerings include such events as a Mini-Hawk ID Workshop for beginners, a Hawk-banding demonstration, a Monarch tagging demonstration and bird walks that are open to the public.

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

    Sandy Sagalkin will be staying at Leith Hall, a Victorian B&B in Cape May.  He will be arriving on Friday Oct. 10 and departing on Tuesday Oct. 14. They offer discounts to members of the Cape May Observatory. Mention Sandy's name to Elan or Susan, the proprietors when making a reservation. Their number is 609-884-1934 or check out their website; leithhall.com.

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

    The meeting place for all participants will be Saturday morning October 11 at 9 :00 AM at the Cape May State Park Hawk Watching Platform.

    Those who wish to participate should register here.
    If you have questions, please feel free to contact Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or monsansagalkin@myactv.net

    • Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip
    Where: Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    Time: 9:30 - Noon
    Cost: Free

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring a hawk-watching trip with the Washington County Bird Club to the Washington Monument State Park, outside Boonsboro MD on Wednesday October 15. 

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

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

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

    Registration is strongly encouraged. Participants that register will be notified by email no later than 6:00 pm the preceding day in the event the activity is canceled.

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

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



    • Saturday, October 18, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cacapon State Park
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    Learn the secrets of Outdoor Cooking Class from Master Naturalist (and secret outdoor chef) Clark Dixon.   There will be instruction on techniques for cooking outdoors without pots and pans or other kitchen utensils.   

    There is a $10 fee for the class to cover supplies and materials for instruction.  This can be paid online at the time of registration, or call Kelly Wolf at 304-229-6229.  Participants should plan to bring to bring their own food to be cooked during the class.  A list of various foods and suggestions on preparation to choose from will be provided to class participants prior to the class.  Each participant may bring one guest to the class for no additional charge.  The rain date for this event will be Nov. 1.

    Participation in the class is limited and pre-registration is required by Sat., Oct. 4 for the class on Oct. 18.  Participants are encouraged to register early, as the class is expected to fill up quickly.  For more information, contact Kelly Wolf at k2kellywolf@outlook.com or 304-229-6229.

    • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip
    Where: Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Time: 9:30 - Noon
    Cost: Free

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring a hawk-watching trip with the Washington County Bird Club to the Washington Monument State Park, outside Boonsboro MD on Wednesday October 22. 

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

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

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

    Registration is strongly encouraged. Participants that register will be notified by email no later than 6:00 pm the preceding day in the event the activity is canceled.

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

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



    • Saturday, October 25, 2014
    • Sunday, October 26, 2014
    • Blackburn Train Center, Jefferson County
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    What:   Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Training 

    Where: Blackburn Trail Center 

    When: Saturday October 25 & Sunday October 26

    Time: tentatively scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday - Noon on Sunday

    * Cost: $30 for PVAS members,                                                      $35 for non-members

    Registration Cutoff: Friday Sept. 26

    PVAS is excited to announce a Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Trainer Workshop. 

    Local Master Naturalist, Clark Dixon, and Blaine Eckberg, both Leave No Trace Master Educator's, are leading this workshop on Saturday October 25 and Sunday October 26, 2014. 

    The workshop will be held at the Blackburn Trail Center which is located on the Appalachian Trail in Jefferson County.

    This workshop will emphasize skills and techniques essential to Leave No Trace minimum impact outdoor ethics and education. 

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This two-day workshop is designed for individuals who will be teaching Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops. Through classroom discussions, lectures, and an overnight campout, this workshop will cover the seven Leave No Trace (LNT) principles and discuss outdoor ethics, as well as give the participants tools and techniques for disseminating low-impact skills to recreationists. This class does not teach basic travel, camping, or other outdoor skills.

    Participants will generally travel only a short distance each day over moderate terrain to allow plenty of time to cover subject material both during the day and into the evening. Each participant will be assigned to teach one of the seven LNT principles to the rest of the group (5 – 10 minutes long). Participants should be in good physical condition and be able to hike short distances. 

    Overnight camping is required for this class backpack style.  Each trainee should provide his/her own tent (shelter) and personal camping gear and supplies.


    Participants will be required to provide their own food which includes a lunch, dinner, and breakfast. Trainees should bring meals that provide energy, nourishment, are simple to prepare, quick to cook, with a simple clean up afterwards. Remember this training will be conducted backpack style so pack food accordingly.

    Upon successful completion of the training, each participant will become a Leave No Trace Trainer and receive a completion certificate from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

    Registration fee for this course is $30 for PVAS members and $35 for non-members. The registration fee includes course materials, instruction, a certificate upon successful completion and a year membership to Leave No Trace.

    For more information, please contact Clark Dixon at 304-725-9634 or dixonconsultants@aol.com.

     http://www.patc.net/PublicView/Custom/Volunteer_files/Blackburn_Trail_Center.aspx


    * Registration is nonrefundable. PVAS reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen issues and in this case, a full refund will be given.

    • Saturday, October 25, 2014
    • 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fort Frederick State Park, Big Pool MD

    What: Astronomy Program and guided tour of Fort Frederick State Park

    Where: Fort Frederick State Park, Big Pool, MD

    When: Saturday October 25

    Time: Tour of the Park begins at 5:00 PM;         Astronomy Program begins at 7:00 PM

    Cost: Park entrance fees are $3.00 for Maryland state vehicles and $5.00 for out of state vehicles. The PVAS guided tour and the Fort Frederick Astronomy Program are free of charge.

    Join Park Naturalist and local Potomac Valley Master Naturalist, Charles Sullivan, for an evening of fun, learning and exploration at Fort Frederick State Park. 

    Meet Mr. Sullivan at 5:00 at the Visitors Center for a guided tour of Fort Frederick. 

    Debbie Maiorano, Potomac Valley Master Naturalist, is hosting this event and will be present to help with any logistical questions as well as to welcome all registered guests. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged. Registration allows for the trip leaders to plan accordingly for the guided tour.

    Please know that the Visitors Center is a 5 minute walk from the parking lot by the Fort.

    The Astronomy Program is a public event offered by Fort Fredrick State Park. This program begins at 7:00 PM and all are welcome to join.

    Please see the information below that is provided by the Park:

    Astronomy Program
    October 25 – 7:00 p.m.

    Join Fort Frederick park naturalist for an evening of star gazing and sky navigation. Visitors will learn the basics of sky navigation and telescope use while looking through our 10 inch Dobsonian reflecting telescope. Visitors are welcome to bring their own viewing devices as well. 

    In the case of clouds or rain an indoor program will be offered. Park entrance fees are $3.00 for Maryland state vehicles and $5.00 for out of state vehicles.

    Program last for approximately 2 hours. Children welcomed. 

    Dress warmly as event is held outdoors by the Fort. Bring a lawn chair, flashlight, and if desired, a blanket, snacks, and warm drinks.

    Address: Fort Fredrick State Park
    11100 Fort Frederick Rd
    Big Pool, MD 21711
    As you enter the park, the Fort is on the left hand side. There is parking by the Fort.

    Directions: Take I-70 18 miles west of Hagerstown to Route 56 (Exit 12). Take Route 56 and one mile south to park entrance near Big Pool. Drive time about 35 minutes from Martinsburg,

    http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/fortfrederick.aspx

    • Saturday, October 25, 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 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: Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    Join Joette Borzik on a bird walk at the beautiful wilderness preserve of Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands on Saturday October 25. 

    In addition to birding, you will also be able to enjoy the autumn leaf cover of the hardwood forest at Rolling Ridge.

    The walk will begin at 8:30 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 resident species, migrants and raptors. 

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


    • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip
    Where: Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    Time: 9:30 - Noon
    Cost: Free

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring a hawk-watching trip with the Washington County Bird Club to the Washington Monument State Park, outside Boonsboro MD on Wednesday October 29. 

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

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

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

    Registration is strongly encouraged. Participants that register will be notified by email no later than 6:00 pm the preceding day in the event the activity is canceled.

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

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



    • Monday, November 03, 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Meet at Food Lion in Hedgesville
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    What: Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip

    Where: Meet at the Food Lion parking lot in Hedgesville  (147 Roaring Lion Dr. Hedgesville) 

    When: Monday November 3, 2014

    Time: 5:00 PM - 10:oo PM or later

    Cost: Free

    Join Bob Dean at his Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station. 

    Sign up for this wonderful opportunity to see first hand how local birding expert, Bob Dean, catches, bands and releases Saw-Whet Owls.

    The group will meet at the Food Lion parking lot in Hedgesville on Monday November 3 at 5:00 PM. The group will then travel about 10 minutes to the owl banding station. Bob will discuss the car pooling, making it clear that if there is a need for someone to leave before 10:00 PM, they should drive or carpool with others who need to return early. There will be the option to stay later if owls are being caught and there is activity enough to warrant staying.

    Participants should bring folding chairs and warm clothing for comfort as there will be a wait between net checks.

    Due to the length of the evening, folks may want to bring along dinner or a snack and something to drink.

    Registration is required and will be limited to 12 participants. 

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


    • Wednesday, November 05, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    What: Hawk Watching Trip
    Where: Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
    When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Time: 9:30 - Noon
    Cost: Free

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring a hawk-watching trip with the Washington County Bird Club to the Washington Monument State Park, outside Boonsboro MD on Wednesday, November 5. 

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

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

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

    Registration is strongly encouraged. Participants that register will be notified by email no later than 6:00 pm the preceding day in the event the activity is canceled.

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

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



    • Saturday, November 08, 2014
    • 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • South Mountain in Washington County, MD (commuter parking lot in Boonsboro)
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    Registration is closed

    What: Owl Banding Field Trip

    Where: South Mountain, Washington County, MD

    When: Saturday, November 8

    Time: 9:00 PM

    Cost: free - however a$5-$10 donation to the Owl Banding Station is suggested

    Join Carolyn Thomas as she leads a field trip to watch expert and licensed bander, Steve Huy, catch, band and release migrating sawwhet owls on South Mountain in Washington County, MD.

    The trip will be held on Saturday November 8. It will start at about 9:00 p.m. and last until approximately 11:30 p.m.

    The trip will depart from the commuter parking lot in Boonsboro. 

    These trips have long been a favorite for whole families, and interested members of the public are invited to participate.

    There is no fee, however a donation of $5 or $10 to the South Mountain Owl Banding station is suggested. This donation will help support the station's work.

    Steve Huy will be conducting the banding and has been banding owls on the mountain for many years as part of Project OwlNet.

    The owls he will be banding are the Northern Saw-Whet Owl, the smallest owl in eastern North America. Visits to his banding site offer a unique opportunity to see these birds up close and learn about their life history. 

    Pre-registration is essential because space for the trip is limited to 25 persons. 

    For more information, please contact Carolyn Thomas at crthomas25443@gmail.com or 304-267-3115.

    The trip involves a walk over uneven ground so please wear sturdy walking shoes, dress warmly and make sure to bring a flashlight.

    Owls do not fly if it is raining, so the trip may be cancelled if conditions warrant. 


    • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville

    When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: Project SNOWstorm: a look at the irruption of the Snowy Owl phenomenon

    Cost: free

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

    Steve Huy, from Project SNOWstorm will be presenting on the irruption of the Snowy Owl. 

    Steve will discuss some of the results of Project SNOWstorm. Project SNOWstorm is a collaborative research effort by Project Owlnet, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art and many independent researchers, agency and organizational partners. They are working together to learn more about the historic snowy owl irruption of 2013-14.


    Steve has been involved with bird banding for about four decades, the last two of which he has specialized in birds of prey. He is a co-founder and co-director of Project Owlnet, which facilitates communication, cooperation and innovation among a network of owl migration researchers across North America and abroad.

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

    Directions: 

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

    www.hospiceotp.org

    From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back. The office will be on your left (the inpatient will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

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

    • Saturday, November 15, 2014
    • 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    • In Preston County, near Aurora and Davis WV
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    What: Cathedral State Park/Blackwater Falls Field Trip

    Where: Cathedral State Park, Aurora WV and Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis WV

    When: Saturday November 15, 2014

    Time: 10:30 a.m. guided tour begins

    Cost: free

    Join us for a special trip to West Virginia's Cathedral State Park on Saturday, November 15.

    The trip will be led by Master Naturalist Clark Dixon and include a guided tour of the park led by the park's naturalist.

    The guided tour will start at 10:30 a.m. and last about one-and-a-half hours.

    Afterwards, the trip group will travel to nearby Blackwater Falls State Park, with a lunch stop along the way. 

    Participants can purchase their lunch at Melanie's Family Restaurant. Melanie's Family Restaurant has great food reviews however takes only cash or check (no credit or debit cards).

    Participants are welcome to view Linde Point as well as Blackwater Falls. The Falls can be viewed from upper or lower observation decks (upper deck is accessible; lower deck requires descending 214 steps). 

    The group will depart the falls for home around 5 p.m., arriving back at the Food Lion parking lot in Inwood at about 7:30 p.m.

    The drive to the park from the Eastern Panhandle is about two-and-a-half hours long.

    If you'd like to carpool to and from the State Parks, meet at the Food Lion supermarket parking lot on Route 51 in Inwood, just off I-81; meet at 7:30 a.m. and carpoolers will depart from there at 8:00 a.m.

    If you prefer to drive on your own and meet the trip group at the park, take I-81 south to the Route 37 bypass around the west side of Winchester; from there, take Route 50 west all the way through the Maryland panhandle and back into West Virginia. The park is approximately five miles west of Red House, MD.

    Trip participants should wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the season and bring along drinking water. Because of the park's altitude, air temperatures there are likely to be significantly cooler than in the Eastern Panhandle.

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate, including families with children. However, space will be limited to only 20 people so pre-registration is required.

    Located in southeastern Preston County, WV, Cathedral State Park contains the only stand of mixed virgin timber left in West Virginia.

    The park gets its name from its many ancient hemlocks, which reach majestic proportions and form spectacular natural cloisters. These trees reach up to 90 feet in height and 21 feet in circumference. They are one of the last remnants of a vast virgin hemlock forest that once flourished in the Appalachian highlands.

    In all, the park encompasses a total of 133 acres. The terrain is gently sloping with an elevation varying from 2,460 to 2,620 feet.

    In addition to its hemlocks, the park contains over 170 species of vascular flora, including 9 species of fern, 3 species of club moss, over 30 tree species, and over 50 species of wildflowers.

    It was entered in the National Registry for Natural Historical Landmarks in 1966 as "an area that possesses exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of the United States."

    For more information about the trip contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026. 

    For more information about the parks:

    www.cathedralstatepark.com

    www.blackwaterfalls.com

    Melanie's Family Restaurant address:

    25164 George Washington Hwy, Aurora, WV


    25164 George Washington Hwy, Aurora
    • Sunday, December 14, 2014
    • Jefferson County, WV
    Christmas Bird Counts have been an Audubon Society tradition for over 100 years!  There are many ways that you can participate. 

    • Beginners may like counting birds at their feeders and reporting the results.  Please click here to check the map to see if you are in the Charles Town circle.  If so, then look for the Charles Town Tally Sheet, print the tally sheet out and keep track of your feeder birds on December 14.  The tally sheet can be mailed to PVAS P.O. Box 578 Shepherdstown WV 25443 or emailed to bobdean52@gmail.com.                                                             
    • Beginners may also like taking a more active roll by joining a team of birders and heading out in the fields.    
    • More experienced birders may be interested in being on a team in the field; possibly partnering with novice birders and showing them what a Christmas Bird Count is all about!
    To participate or for questions contact Bob Dean:
     304-754-3042 or bobdean52@gmail.com

    Find more information here Christmas Bird Counts

    The Charles Town event focuses on Jefferson County.
    • Saturday, January 03, 2015
    • Berkeley County, WV
    Christmas Bird Counts have been an Audubon Society tradition for over 100 years!
    There are many ways you can participate.
    • Beginners may like counting birds at their feeders and reporting the results.  Please click here to check the map to see if you are in the Inwood circle.  If so, then look for the Inwood Tally Sheet, print the tally sheet out and keep a tally of your feeder birds on January 3. The Tally Sheet can be  mailed to PVAS PO Box 578  Shepherdstown, WV 25443 or email it bobdean52@gmail.com.                                     
    • Beginners may also like taking a more active roll by joining a team of birders and heading out in the fields      
    • More experienced birders may be interested in being on a team in the field, possibly partnering with novice birders and showing them what a Christmas Bird Count is all about!
    To participate contact Bob Dean:
     304-754-3042 or bobdean52@gmail.com

    Find more information here Christmas Bird Counts

    The Circle for the Inwood Count is centered near Shanghai in Berkeley County and includes the west side of Martinsburg and Inwood to the east and the Stotler's Crossroads/Greenwood section of Morgan County to the west. 

Past events

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
Saturday, January 11, 2014 Bird Trip to Altona Marsh
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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Ellen Murphy, Program Director
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Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
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