*** 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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Nov
12
9:00 AM09:00

Birdwalk at Kendale Farm in Essex County

BIRD WALK MON, NOVEMBER 12, AT KENDALE FARM ON THE RAPPAHANNOCK

The Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk on Monday, November 12, at 9:00 am at Kendale Farm in Essex County. This beautiful farm, 16 miles South of Port Royal and 16 miles North of Tappahannock, has fields, woods, salt and fresh water marshes with frontage on Occupacia Creek and the Rappahannock River directly opposite Fones Cliffs.

Possible sightings include Canada Geese, tundra swan, mallards, buffleheads, mergansers and black ducks, wild turkeys, Northern harriers, bald eagles, juncos, winter songbirds, saw-whet owls, an Eastern screech owl in a wood duck box, and quail. On the walk last fall, the group was fortunate enough to see a covey of common bobwhites being flushed and exploding into flight! At Woodpecker Point, there are often sightings of pileated, downy, hairy, red-bellied and red-headed woodpeckers.

The GPS address is 1909 Kendalls Road, Champlain, VA 22438.

Directions are as follows:

From Tappahannock, go 13.2 miles North on Route 17. Turn right onto Route 637 (Layton’s Landing Road) and go 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Route 661 (Kendalls Road). Go approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left into the driveway marked by the whiteKendale sign.

From Port Royal, go 13.3 miles South on Route 17. Turn left onto Route 637 (Layton’s Landing Road) and go 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Route 661 (Kendalls Road). Go approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left into the driveway marked by the white Kendale sign. Don’t be confused by the sign on 17 that says CHANCE. There used to be a post office there, but it now marks the exit for Route 637. Meet at the house at 9:00 am.

There will be several loaner binoculars available. Visit www.northernneckaudubon.org for information and events.


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Northern Neck Audubon Society Meeting in Lancaster County
Oct
1
3:15 PM15:15

Northern Neck Audubon Society Meeting in Lancaster County

The Annual Christmas Bird Count for the Northern Neck is coming up this December. This is a presentation on the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count to help in getting more members and non-members involved. Kevin Howe has been involved with birding for decades, and will present a PowerPoint presentation on the Christmas Bird Count – what it is, history, when it is, how it works and why you should be involved. 

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Birdwalk at Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Sep
20
7:00 AM07:00

Birdwalk at Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch

Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, witness hundreds of hawks migrating daily through Virginia.  We will be car pooling from the Kilmarnock Library at 7am and/or the Tappahanock Lowes at 8am.  If you would like to go, meet at either location.  We will figure out the best transportation options from each. You may want to pack a lunch, or we can eat in town which is maybe 10 minutes away.

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