Upcoming Events

  • By Susan Martin
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  • December 2019-Vol.5 No. 12
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Ivy Creek Foundation First Saturday Bird Walk
December 7
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Ivy Creek Natural Area
1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville 22903

Join us for an early morning bird walk with Jenny Gaden of the Monticello Bird Club. Beginners always welcome. Binoculars are available to share. Meet in the parking lot of Ivy Creek Natural Area.

Master Naturalist Information Session
Sunday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 9:00 a.m.
Ivy Creek Natural Area Education Building
1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville 22903

The Rivanna Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists is accepting applications for the 2020 training class. We are a volunteer corps dedicated to preserving our natural heritage. The training will run on Wednesday mornings from February 10 to May 20, with Wednesday afternoon and Saturday field trips. Sessions will be held at Ivy Creek Natural Area. Application forms are available at vmn-rivanna.orgDEADLINE for applying is January 3.  Check the instructions for mailing the application. For more information, email Sandy at rma.curriculum@gmail.com, or call Ida Swenson at 434-996-8405 or email at idathefriz@gmail.com.

Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) Jefferson Chapter Meeting
Tiger Swallowtails and Flame Azalea Pollination
Wednesday, December 11
 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Education Building at Ivy Creek Natural Area
1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville 22903

Dr. Mary Jane Epps will join us to discuss tiger swallowtails pollinating flame azalea. Mary Jane is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Mary Baldwin University, and is the daughter of our chapter president Mary Lee Epps. Mary Jane earned her undergraduate degree at Duke University and a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona. Free; all are welcome.

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen
Living With Nature at Wintergreen Hike
Saturday, December 14
1:00-3:00 p.m.
3421 Wintergreen Drive, Roseland, VA 22967

Hike begins at 1pm (winter hours). Join a Naturalist for an interpretive hike. Explore Wintergreen’s natural environment!  These hikes are rated moderate. Registration is required; fee is $8 for nonmembers; free for members. Phone: 434-325-8169; Email: info@twnf.org

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