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Program: "Conservation Activities and Mission"

Saturday, March 25

Location: - Shenandoah University Cool Springs River Campus lodge, which is located approximately one mile north of Route 7 and the first road east of the Shenandoah River.

9:00 am - Walk begins, meet at SU Lodge

10:30 am - Presentation begins inside the SU Lodge

Enjoy a short morning nature walk, approximately 1/2 mile, to a nearby Bald Eagle's nest (& heron rookery,) afterwards join us for a presentation about conservation activities and mission.

No Cost: Free and open to the public. Great family event.



Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve - Winchester, VA

Saturdays: March 18, April 1, April 15, April 29. Walks begin at 8:30am

Join seasoned naturalist and current NSVAS President Jim Smith for his nature walks in the Abrams Creek area in the heart of Winchester. Meet at the Children of America's parking lot off of West Jubal Early Drive, approx. 1/2 mile west of Valley Avenue. Park at the west/right side of the lot by the woods. If you arrive late, simply walk the path until you catch up with the group. Allow approx. 2 hours for the walk. Dress for the weather and you may want to bring water, binoculars, and a camera. Walks will be cancelled in inclement weather. For more information contact Jim at 540-303-3983. No fee. Great family activity.


Book Lover's Lecture Series Program: "Genius of Birds"

Co-sponsored with the Foundation of the State Arboretum (FOSA)

Saturday, March 4, 2:00-4:00pm

Location: - Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy Experimental Farm; Route 50 in Clarke County, Virginia.

Join author and historian Jennifer Ackerman as she discusses her book. She traveled the world in an effort to understand intelligence in birds. Learn about tool use, long-distance navigation (without asking directions,) astonishing feats of memory, deception, eavesdropping, and lots more

Book signing and refreshments to follow!

Program fee: FOSA & NSVAS members $20

Non-members $25

Reservations Required - Space is Limited. Books available for purchase.

540-837-1758 Ext. 224 M-F 1-5pm

























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