of West Virginia
Attached you will find the reservation form for the 2016 Wildflower Pilgrimage held at Blackwater Falls. If you are unable to open the document, please let me know and I will mail you a paper copy. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
We are again able to take reservations over the phone with a credit card. You will need to call and speak with me in order to do that. If I am unable to answer, please leave a message. All messages are dated and timed and will be processed in the order they are received.
We look forward to seeing you at the Pilgrimage!!
Wendy L. Greene
West Virginia Divison of Natural Resources
324 4th Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303
NEW CHAPTER SCHEDULES
Chapters are starting to announce their schedules for the coming year. Check under Local Chapters to see if your chapter has been posted.
2016 Master Naturalists State Meeting
The dates for the 2016 West Virginia Master Naturalists State Meeting are June 9 - 12. This year we will be offering four optional pre-conference activities on Friday, June 10. These will include biking on the Rail Trail, kayaking the lake, a historical tour of Blennerhasset Island, and a self-guided tour of Harrisville. Bikes and kayaks/canoes are available for rent, but feel free to bring your own.
If you want to make your reservations now, you can call the park office at 304-643-2931 or go online at North Bend State Park. At this time you may reserve a room at the Lodge or a cabin. Campsite reservations will be taken after Feb 15.
Sam Muncy was asked by several people in the Astronomy class for his instructions to build MICAN. He has provided the instructions in pdf format. If you have any questions, please contact Sam at email@example.com
NPR wants to help you decode the sounds of animals in your backyard.
Wondering what kind of bird delivers your early morning wakeup call? Or which frogs are croaking and lurking in your pond? Use your smartphone or a tape recorder to capture the sounds (at least 15 seconds) of the mysterious creatures in your backyard and send the audio file to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Decoding Nature." We’ve enlisted the help of researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help decode the sounds in your recordings and identify the creatures. Make sure to include your full name and where you live in your email. And if you’d like, share your best guess as to the identity of your mysterious, noisy neighbor.
Be sure to visit Events & Volunteer Opportunities for upcoming state events.
There are eight currently active Master Naturalist Chapters located around the state and more can be expected to be added as interest develops.
If you are interested in becoming a West Virginia Master Naturalist, email us at email@example.com or fill-out the form available under the "Contact Us" heading in the Menu Bar at the top of this page.
Also be sure to click on
which will take you to the Official West Virginia Master Naturalist website which is operated by the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.