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Potomac Valley Audubon Society News for January

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131 West Washington St. Charles Town (304) 724-7722

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) has

scheduled a variety

of events for January. All are free unless otherwise noted and all are open to anyone interested. For full details (and pre-registration, where applicable) visit www., contact Krista Hawley at 304-876-8471, or email adultprograms@ • January 10: Natural History Workshop on “Safety in the Woods,” from 10am to 12 noon at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kear- neysville. To be led by Kathy Dilley, an associate professor of nursing education at Shep- herd University. Space is lim- ited and pre-registration and a fee are required. $15/pub- lic, $10/PVAS members.

• January 14: winter bird walk and driving tour in Jefferson County. To be led by local birder Jim Farley. Will last about 3 hours and involve driving from place to place by car, with walks at differ- ent locations. Will focus on ducks but also look for other winter birds. Meet at 8am in the parking lot in front of the Martin’s Supermarket in the Jefferson Crossroads Shop- ping Center, Charles Town. Pre-registration recom- mended but not required.


The Northern Cardinal, West Virginia’s state bird.

• January 14: evening program at the Hospice of the Panhan- dle Facility at 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville; 7pm in the main meeting room of the Main Offi ce Building. Steve Carroll,

director of

public programs at the State Arboretum of Virginia and Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, Va., will discuss the importance of pollinators. An informal discussion of PVAS’s Potomac Valley Master Natu- ralist program will follow.

• January 18: bird walk at Stauffer’s Marsh Nature Pre- serve in Berkeley County’s Back Creek Valley. Meet at 8am at the marsh, which is located one-half mile south of Shanghai, on the east side

of Back Creek Valley Road (County Route 7). Pre-reg- istration recommended but not required.

• January 26: PVAS-sponsored tour of National


Service’s Baltimore/Wash- ington Forecast Offi ce in Sterling, VA. Tour will begin at 10am and last about an hour. Everyone must register on the PVAS website. Fed- eral regulations require that all participants must be U.S. citizens, and all adults must be carrying a photo ID. Chil- dren are welcome but they must be at least 12 years old. To carpool, meet at 8:45am in the parking lot of the Charles Town Walmart store.

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• January 28: Harpers Ferry bird walk led by local birder Deb Hale. Will include two hours at the North School- house Ridge Section of the Harpers Ferry National His- torical Park and another, op- tional, hour at the Potomac Street dam. The focus will be on raptors, wintering birds, and waterfowl. Meet at 8am in the parking area on the left side of Bakerton Road (Route 27) about three-quarters of a mile north of Route 340. Pre- registration recommended but not required.

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