*** 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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Dec
10
9:00 AM09:00

Birdwalk at George Washington Birth Place in Westmoreland

On Monday December 10 at 9:00 am, the Northern Neck Audubon Society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at George Washington Birthplace National Monument Park on Pope’s Creek between Montross and Oak Grove in Westmoreland County.

This is a fascinating time of year to bird watch as the migrating waterfowl are arriving, sometimes in great numbers.  The National Park Service allows visitors to view wildlife at the birthplace of our first president.  In addition to wildlife, the park offers stunning vistas of the Potomac River from beautiful bluffs.  There are woods, ponds, Popes Creek, open fields and beaches.  Possible sightings include:  bald eagles, Canada geese (in great numbers), white fronted geese, great blue herons, terns, gulls, loons, wild turkeys, tundra swans, buffleheads and hooded mergansers.

The GPS address is 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.  Those driving directly should meet at 9:00 am at the visitor center parking lot.   

Directions from Kilmarnock and Warsaw: 

Take Route 3 west through Montross.  About ¼ mile past Potomac Mills, turn right on Pope’s Creek Road (Route 204).  Proceed to the park.

Warm clothing is recommended.  There will be loaner binoculars available. For cancellations additional information about the NNAS and activities, check the website at www.northernneckaudubon.org.

 



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