September 5th at 10am. What’s Blooming? Jess Tucker will guide you thru the late summer wildflowers. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Saturday, August 1, 10 am. What’s Blooming? Meet Jess Tucker at the Refuge Visitor Center to see the flowers that are coloring the landscape at this time.
Saturday, August 1, 6:00 pm. Valley Vibes: Techniques for Rainforest Research in Australia. Come join the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge as we are proud to host a presentation from our very own Student Conservation Association (SCA) biotech intern Thomas Brangs. Thomas will delve into research/field techniques carried out during his summer spent studying abroad with the School for Field Studies in Queensland, Australia. Facets of his work focused on invasive species monitoring, forest ecology, citizen science, and much, much more. How much more you ask? Join us for this presentation to find out! Australia is one of the most biodiverse continents on Earth, and the information presented by Thomas will open your eyes and leave you in awe, yearning to learn more about this amazing location.
Saturday, August 15, 6 pm. Valley Vibes: Phenology – the science of the seasons. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center. Phenology is everywhere around us & something we take note of without realizing it. Phenology is the measurement of the timing of key seasonal changes. Recently a group of volunteers have begun a phenology monitoring program. This presentation will be about phenology & the progress of this program.
Saturday, August 22, 7 am. Late Summer Bird Walk. Most of our summer residents have finished raising their young, but a few are sticking around for the end of the season. Some birds are flocking in preparation for migrating, and others are passing through our area on their way south. Join Casey Rucker for a late-summer walk and see who’s here. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center.
Friends of the 500th Board Meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month. If you’re rained/snowed/frozen/roasted/blown out of your outdoor activities, we’re in the Meeting Room on the west side of the Refuge Office Building. The next meetings are:
Don’t forget the annual Members Meeting on Saturday, November 7th at 11am at the Refuge Visitor Center.