Author Archives: Eric Johnson

Welcome to the Rivanna Master Naturalist Chapter!

Welcome to the Rivanna Master Naturalist blog!  We are a local chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist program, a statewide volunteer program that trains and organizes Virginians to participate in natural resource education, citizen science, and stewardship projects to benefit … Continue reading

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Naturalist Help Desk: Butterfly Query

Q. Good morning! I saw this butterfly yesterday outside of my office and almost stepped on it, thinking it was a leaf! My husband and I both tried to identify it with no success. Can you help?! Thank you, Kim … Continue reading

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Winter 2012-13 newsletter is out

The new edition of the Rivanna Naturalist News newsletter is now out!  It includes a message from our president, a summary of the volunteer efforts of our chapter in 2012, upcoming volunteers and more. Check it out here!

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Still a few slots left in the 2013 class

Update on January 20: There are a few spaces left in our 2013 class (beginning Feb 13), so if you’d still like to apply or have questions about the program, contact Laura Seale: lauraseale68 [at] gmail [dot] com or 434-974-7233. More information about … Continue reading

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Join us in spring 2013!

Interested in the 2013 training class? The 2013 course will run from February 13 to May 22, 2013. Class will be on Wednesday mornings from 9 am to noon. There will be several Wednesday afternoon and Saturday field trips. See the draft class … Continue reading

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Salamanders, salamanders everywhere

On Saturday, March 3, a group of about twenty eager RMN members and friends hiked into the Maple Flats area of George Washington National Forest to seek for salamanders among the vernal sinkhole ponds there.  John Holden led the group, … Continue reading

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