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Upcoming Events

May 28, 2019 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

You are invited to participate in a live Webinar sponsored by: National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, NC State Extension, and Southern Regional Extension Forestry.

What will you learn?
The southeastern United States has millions of acres of oak dominated forests that have a closed canopy with limited herbaceous and shrub understory that northern bobwhite require. However, research has demonstrated that with adequate overstory thinning, and the use of frequent prescribed fire, these forests can support populations of Northern Bobwhite Quail, presenting perhaps the best opportunity for large-scale quail restoration in the region. Participants in the webinar will learn about managing oak forests and restoration efforts related to Northern Bobwhite Quail. 


May 31, 2019 12:00 am - June 30, 2019 11:59 pm
Category: Uncategorized

Come join the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas - Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture who will be hosting a series of Atlas rallies in the most under-surveyed regions of the state. The goal of these events is to provide an opportunity for volunteers to travel to a lesser-known part of the Commonwealth, and to survey a number of priority blocks over the course of the weekend. In other words, to blockbust!  Atlas Coordinator, Dr. Ashley Peele, is partnering with regional coordinators, as well as Chief Rangers at four of VA’s State Parks to host these events.

Registration deadline for all events May 1st!


June 04, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Jeanne Hoffman's Farm, At the intersection of Trimbles Mill Road and Boy Scout Lane, Swoope, Virginia
Category: Walk & Talk

Emmett Hanger (Virginia Senator) and Jeanne Hoffman (ninth-generation farmer) invite you for a walk along the Middle River to see how streamside buffers improve the working landscape. Speakers include Virginia Working Landscapes' own Amy Johnson!

Registration is capped at 75 attendees.

Please RSVP to Elizabeth Ronston at eronston@cbf.org or 804-258-1862.


June 13, 2019 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute - Auditorium, 1500 Remount Road, Front Royal, Virginia
Category: Uncategorized

In this FREE two-part event, hear a fascinating talk from Dr. Ashley Kennedy (creator of the crowd-sourced project “What Do Birds Eat?” and protégé of the renowned author Doug Tallamy) as she discusses the findings of her work studying bird diets. Afterwards, enjoy a humorous and poignant documentary short "The Love Bugs" that explores a couple’s devotion to insects, science, and each other as they prepare to donate their life’s work to a museum. 



June 23, 2019 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: Marshall Public Library, Rectortown Road 4133, Marshall, Virginia
Category: Seminar

Learn why native plants matter and how to use them in your landscape with Virginia Native Plant Society Piedmont Chapter board member and Virginia Master Naturalist Diane Krumme and Master Gardener Alice Shelman. This event is free. For more information, please email piedmontvnps@gmail.com


June 30, 2019 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Edmonds Lane 11012, Delaplane, Virginia
Category: Workshops

Rejuvenate and connect with Sky Meadows' landscape and get a taste of the skills that you need to thrive in the backcountry. Tim MacWelch has been an active practitioner of survival and outdoor skills for over thirty years. Join Tim to learn about the remarkable wild edible and medicinal plants of the Blue Ridge Mountains, take in-depth plant identification workshops and walks, or spend 24 hours in nature learning backcountry skills and survival techniques. Upcoming dates listed below the fold:


July 13, 2019 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Edmonds Lane 11012, Delaplane, Virginia
Category: Workshops

Rejuvenate and connect with Sky Meadows' landscape and get a taste of the skills that you need to thrive in the backcountry. Tim MacWelch has been an active practitioner of survival and outdoor skills for over thirty years. Join Tim to learn about the remarkable wild edible and medicinal plants of the Blue Ridge Mountains, take in-depth plant identification workshops and walks, or spend 24 hours in nature learning backcountry skills and survival techniques. Upcoming dates listed below the fold:


July 27, 2019 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Edmonds Lane 11012, Delaplane, Virginia
Category: Workshops

Explore the rich natural diversity of Sky Meadows State Park with this three-part series. Each workshop includes a lecture in the Carriage Barn, followed by a 3-mile field hike for hands-on application. Receive a colored print-out of the lecture. Each workshop is $15/adult, $5/child (12 and under), payable the day of the workshop. Workshop fee includes parking. Bring water and lunch to eat along the trail, dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes.

Spring Ephemerals - Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summer Blooms - Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Winter Tree Identification - Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For complete workshop descriptions, and to sign up for the series, go to: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows


September 27, 2019 12:00 am - September 29, 2019 11:59 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Blue Ridge Shadows, 111 Hospitality Drive, Front Royal, Virginia

The 2019 Virginia Native Plant Society Annual Meeting and Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Blue Ridge Shadows in Front Royal, Virginia on September 27 – 29.

More information and registration details will be posted as soon as it is available. 

Stay up-to-date:  https://vnps.org/events/2019-vnps-annual-meeting-and-conference/


September 28, 2019 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Edmonds Lane 11012, Delaplane, Virginia
Category: Workshops

Rejuvenate and connect with Sky Meadows' landscape and get a taste of the skills that you need to thrive in the backcountry. Tim MacWelch has been an active practitioner of survival and outdoor skills for over thirty years. Join Tim to learn about the remarkable wild edible and medicinal plants of the Blue Ridge Mountains, take in-depth plant identification workshops and walks, or spend 24 hours in nature learning backcountry skills and survival techniques. Upcoming dates listed below the fold:


November 23, 2019 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Edmonds Lane 11012, Delaplane, Virginia
Category: Workshops

Explore the rich natural diversity of Sky Meadows State Park with this three-part series. Each workshop includes a lecture in the Carriage Barn, followed by a 3-mile field hike for hands-on application. Receive a colored print-out of the lecture. Each workshop is $15/adult, $5/child (12 and under), payable the day of the workshop. Workshop fee includes parking. Bring water and lunch to eat along the trail, dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes.

Spring Ephemerals - Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summer Blooms - Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Winter Tree Identification - Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For complete workshop descriptions, and to sign up for the series, go to: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows


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