March 28, 2018 Chapter Meeting:
Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NOAA/National Weather Service spoke to the group on the warning systems on the Eastern Shore. He is the Emergency management and media liaison for NWS Wakefield, and the State Liaison Officer for offices serving VA. Serve state and local emergency managers, and state agency partners in VA, the Lower MD Eastern Shore and northeast NC. He is frequently interviewed by local media in the Richmond, Hampton Roads and Salisbury MD areas. In addition, he makes a number of weather related presentations, and perform training, some of which is sponsored by the VA Dept. Emergency Management. Below is the presentation Bill gave to our group.
July 18, 2018 Chapter Meeting:
Our guest speaker was Tony Picardi, he spoke on the butterflies of the Eastern Shore, providing an information presentation along with many examples of the butterflies he has collected. The following day he conducted a walking tour of the Mutton Hunk Fen identifying species.
September 19, 2018 Chapter Meeting:
Guest Speaker: John Kleopfer, The State Herpetologist at DGIF, “Snakes of Virginia and the Eastern Shore”
November 14, 2018 Chapter Meeting:
Guest Speaker: Holly Gaff (or one of the research team members) “Virginia–A Mixing Bowl for Ticks ad Pathogens”
This was changed due to Thanksgiving
January 16, 2019 Chapter Meeting:
Guest Speaker: Dot Fields “Song bird habitation restoration”
February 23, 2019 Heritage Festival:
Members performed Education Outreach for the Virginia Eastern Shore Chapter Master Naturalists.
March 20, 2019 Chapter Meeting:
Speaker will be Matt Young “30 Years of Piping Plover Productivity on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Then, Dot Field will present annual awards and certifications, re-certification and volunteer hours and probably thank the planters who participated in the planting of the new addition to Magothy Bay NAP.
May 15, 2019 Chapter Annual Picnic at Mutton Hunk Fen:
Dear Colleague, You and your spouse or a friend are invited to the Annual Master Naturalists Picnic at Mutton Hunk Fen on Wednesday May 15th (rain date May 22nd) from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Please put both dates on your calendar!
Entertainment will be provided by our own Greg Shupe after we have eaten. Come enjoy picnic fare and socializing with your fellow master naturalists. Please be sure to bring the following items:
$5.00 to cover the cost of hot dogs and burgers/veggie burgers
A side dish, salad or dessert to share
Your own beverage (cups must be used for any alcoholic beverages)
Chair for each person
Hat, umbrella or sun shade and sun screen
Mosquito and tick repellent
Directions: From Route 13, turn East onto Metompkin Road, SR679 (a brick church is on the corner). Follow Metompkin Road through a sharp turn to the left for 1.4 miles. Turn right on Baker Road SR742. Go through the gate- parking will be available next to the picnic area.
Enjoy old friends, meet new ones and enjoy the Mutton Hunk Fen NAP. Please RSVP to Terry Ewell firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to have a count in order to estimate food and supplies needed. See you there.
Your Picnic Committee
P.S. A box will be there for those who still need to pay dues
July 17, 2019 at Eastern Shore Community College:
5:30 pm Meet and Greet, 6:00 pm meeting. Speaker Todd Engelmeyer, DGIF “Coyotes”
September 18, 2019 at Eastern Shore Community College:
5:30 pm Meet and Greet, 6:00 pm Meeting. Speaker will be Chris Hobson, “Dragonflies”.
November 20, 2019 at Eastern Shore Community College:
5:30 pm Meet and Greet, 6:00 pm meeting. Speaker will be Megan Ayers, DCR “Native Pollinators”.
January 15, 2020 at Eastern Shore Community College:
5:30 pm Meet and Greet, 6:00 pm meeting. Speaker will be Bill Clark, “Bob Cats on the Eastern Shore?”.
March 18, 2020 Chapter Meeting is CANCELLED due to the CoVid-19 pandemic.
May 13, 2020 Chapter Picnic is CANCELLED due to the CoVid-19 pandemic.
July 15, 2020 Chapter Meeting is CANCELLED due to the CoVid-19 pandemic.
September 16, 2020 Chapter Meeting at Eastern Shore Community College, 5;30 pm Meet and Greet, 6:00 pm Meeting. Speaker TBD
November 18, 2020 Chapter Meeting 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm via Zoom or call in.