Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Fones Cliffs BioBlitz

  • Carters Wharf Road Warsaw, VA, 22572 United States (map)
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A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying with the objective of identify all living species within a tract of the Refuge. During this BioBlitz, biologists and citizen scientists will have the opportunity to explore our newest Refuge tract while contributing valuable data to the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

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May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Bird Walk May 25 at Belle Isle State Park

On Saturday, May 25, the Northern Neck Audubon Society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at Belle Isle State Park at 9:00 am.  The public, including families and beginning birders, are always welcome at any NNAS event. There will be several loaner binoculars available. 

Belle Isle State Park in LancasterCounty features seven miles of Rappahannock riverfront as well as diverse tidal and non-tidal wetlands, lowland marshes, tidal coves, and upland forests.  Among possible sightings are bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, belted kingfishers, Eastern bluebirds, red-winged blackbirds, song sparrows, swamp sparrows, warblers, herring and ring-billed gulls, and Foster’s terns.

GPS address is 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, VA 22503.

To reach the park from Kilmarnock, take Rt. 3 west to Lively and turn left on Rt. 201 (White Chapel Road).  Go to the end of 201 and turn right onto Rt. 354 (River Road).  Go 3.1 miles and turn left on Rt. 683 (Belle Isle Road). After the park entrance, continue through the four-way intersection.  The horse parking lot will be on your right.

From Warsaw, take Rt. 3 east and travel approximately 14.5 miles.  Turn right on Rt. 354 (River Road).  Go about 3 miles and turn right on Rt. 683 (Belle Isle Road).   After the park entrance, continue through the four-way intersection.  The horse parking lot will be on your right.

For additional information about the NNAS activities and programs, check the website at www.northernneckaudubon.org.


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*** Cancelled ***Bird Walk at Hutchinson Tract near Tappahannock
Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

*** Cancelled ***Bird Walk at Hutchinson Tract near Tappahannock

On Monday, February 11, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at the Hutchinson Tract of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge just west of Tappahannock.  This 700+ acre tract, fronting on Mount Landing Creek and Route 17, has restored grasslands, tidal marshes, and deep mature forests. 

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Wildlife Center of VA discusses  "Hidden Life of Trees"
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Wildlife Center of VA discusses "Hidden Life of Trees"

It's a little different, but lots of fun. You may think about giving it a try.

Every other month, the Wildlife Center of VA selects a book related to wildlife, ecology, or natural history to read and discuss.

For our next meeting, join the Wildlife Center of Virginia in reading:

Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben


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Northern Neck Audubon Society Meeting in NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY
Feb
4
3:15 PM15:15

Northern Neck Audubon Society Meeting in NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

*** Location Change for this Month Only ***

The next monthly meeting of the Northern Neck Audubon Society will be held Monday, February 4th, at the Northumberland County Library in Heathsville (7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville). The guest speaker will be Ellison Orcott, the Northern Neck regional coordinator for the second Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas (VABBA2). 2019 marks year 3 of the 5-year project aimed at identifying all of the birds that breed in Virginia.

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Blue Birds of Stratford Hall
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Blue Birds of Stratford Hall

During this event participants will learn about the important role blue birds play in our ecosystem, how to construct their own bluebird house for their property, and hike along Stratford's property to  view the bluebird houses that the Virginia Blue Bird Society maintain at Stratford Hall.

This event has a cost associated with it.

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Northern Neck Master Gardeners present "Climate Change in Our Own Backyard"
Jan
16
11:00 AM11:00

Northern Neck Master Gardeners present "Climate Change in Our Own Backyard"

  • Transportation Building, Rice’s Hotel/ Hughlett’s Tavern, (map)
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Please join Northern Neck Master Gardeners for a presentation by Bud Ward on “Climate Change in Our Own Backyard” on Wednesday, January 16, at 11 a.m. at the Transportation Building, Rice’s Hotel/ Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

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*** cancelled *** Bird Walk at Menokin in Richmond County
Jan
14
9:00 AM09:00

*** cancelled *** Bird Walk at Menokin in Richmond County

*** CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS ***

On Monday, January 14, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at 9:00 a.m. at Menokin Plantation near Warsaw.  Menokin is surrounded by a vast cultural landscape, 325 acres of which are in a conservation easement that is part of the Rappahannock River National Wildlife Refuge.

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