Friday, May 18, 2018

WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series

Local and regional experts on a variety of nature-related subjects give public talks at the Arboretum each summer as part of the Nature Connection Series. These free talks happen Tuesdays at 6:00 pm in the Arboretum Amphitheater, beginning in June. Calendar and details on poster and on our website!

Cranesville Swamp trip for this Saturday canceled

Due to the unstable weather and the amount of rain already we have decided not to go to Cranesville Swamp this Saturday

Friday, May 11, 2018

Upcoming courses

17-May WVBG Welcome Center3c Graffious Birds
19-May 9:00am Cranesville Swamp 1/1c Graffious/Hrabovsky Birds/trees
24-May  Ag Sc S 1030 3c Simard Geology
26-May TBA 3c Simard Geology field trip
31-May Ag Sc S 1030 3c Phelps Fish
7-Jun Ag Sc S 1030 3e Carpenter Soil

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Full Course Schedule for 2018 Year

            2018 Master Naturalist Schedule of Classes                               
        [class times are at 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted]                                   
Date        Place         Hours        Instructor        Course           
15-Mar        Ag Sc S Rm 1030        1c        Hrabovsky        Introduction/ Names           
22-Mar        Ag Sc S Rm 1030        3c        Hrabovsky        General Ecology           
29-Mar        Ag Sc S Rm 1030        3c        Rentch        Terrestrial Habitats           
5-Apr        Ag Sc S Rm 1030        3c        Rentch        Wetlands           
12-Apr        Ag Sc S Rm 1030        3c        Owen        Habitat Improvement for Wildlife           
19-Apr        WVBG Welcome Center        3c        Hrabovsky        Trees ,Shrubs and Woody Vines           
26-Apr        Ag Sc S Rm 1030        3c        Kondo        Insects           
            May10-12 Wildflower Pilgrimage at Blackwater Falls State Park                               
17-May        WVBG Welcome Center        3c        Graffious        Birds           
19-May    9:00am    Cranesville Swamp        1/1c        Graffious/Hrabovsky Birds/trees                   
24-May          Ag Sc S 1030        3c        Simard        Geology           
26-May        TBA        3c        Simard        Geology field trip           
31-May        Ag Sc S 1030        3c        Phelps        Fish           
7-Jun        Ag Sc S 1030        3e        Carpenter        Soils           
            Master Naturalist State Conference June 15-17 @Cacapon State Prk                14-17 at Cacapon State Park               
21-Jun        Ag Sc S 1030        3c        Brown        Amphibians and Reptiles           
28-Jun        WVBG        3c        Hrabovsky/Carpenter    /    Ecology/Trees           
                        Carpenter                   
                    Fourth of July Break                       
7-Jul    9:30 AM    WVBG        3c        Carlson        Acquatic Habitats           
12-Jul        Ag Sc S 1030        3c        Hrabovsky        Wildflowers           
19-Jul        Reedsville Rail Trail        2c        Hrabovsky        Wildflowers/Insects           
26-Jul        WVBG        3e        D. Gray        Nature Photography           
2-Aug    TBA    wvbg        2e        Kasson        Invasives           
9-Aug        Ag Sc S 1030        2e        Dricoll        Ticks           
11-Aug    TBA    WVBG        2e        Kasson        Invasive forest diseases           
16-Aug        WVU Herbarium        3c        Ford-Werntz        Recording and Preserving           
23-Aug        Ag Sc S 1030        3e        Cruze        Archeology           
                                           
                                           
6-Sep    7:00pm    Groscup Center        3e        Boback        Moths of WV           
13-Sep        Ag Sc S Rm 1030        c        Hrabovsky        Presentations           
20-Sep        Ag Sc S Rm 1030        c        Hrabovsky        Presentations           
23-Sep    2 :00pm    WVBG        2e        Fowler        Mosses and Ferns           
27-Sep        Ag Sci Rm 1030        3c        Owen        Mammals           
4-Oct        Ag Sci Rm 1030        2e        MacDonald        Restoring a Fallen Giant           
11-Oct        Ag Sci Rm 1030        2e        Schuler        Maple sugaring           
18-Oct                                           
20-Oct    TBA    WVU Forest        4e        owen        orienteering           
                                           
                                           
Ag Sci        South Agricultural Sciences Building                                   
WVBG        WV Botanic Garden                                   
Groscup Cabin         Dorsey's Knob                                   
e        Elective course                                   
c        Core course                                   

Thursday, March 29, 2018

WVBG Boundary Walk - Sunday, April 15

Please join Ellen Hrabovsky, Master Naturalist and one of the original developers of WVBG when she leads a boundary hike in the Garden on Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Hikers will travel through the Hemlock and Old Growth Deciduous Forests along the northeastern boundary line and discuss trees, wildflowers, and anything else that sparks interest. Hikers will cross Tibbs Run unless it’s a raging river, so wear high water-proof boots. The hike will cover about 2.4 miles, requires stamina and closed toe shoes. Bring water and dress as necessary for the weather. This free walk will be very informative to all of us Garden Greeters/Hosts. Register online at wvbg.org.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WVU Core Arboretum Spring Walks

Free, guided walks begin April 8 at WVU Core Arboretum
spring ephemeralsFebruary 22, 2018 
Spring will soon be here! Mark your calendars for the WVU Department of Biology spring ephemeral wildflower walks and the Mountaineer Audubon spring bird walks. These free, guided tours are a spring tradition at WVU Core Arboretum. Last year, in the course of three wildflower walks and four bird walks, over 45 species of plants were seen in bloom and over 70 species of birds were seen and/or heard. The wildflower walks will happen on three Sundays in April (April 8, 15, 22) at 2 pm. The bird walks will be the last two Tuesdays in April and the first three Tuesdays in May (April 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15) at 7:30 am. All tours will meet in the Arboretum parking lot. Additional free parking is available at the nearby WVU Coliseum. No reservations are needed. Dress appropriately for the weather and for hiking. Additional wildflower tours will be added to the schedule in April, as volunteer tour leaders become available! (Read more about spring ephemeral wildflowers.)
by Zach Fowler

Monday, March 19, 2018

2018 Schedule of courses (revised 3/19)





2018 Master Naturalist Schedule of Classes




[class times are at 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted]



Date
Place
 Hours
Instructor
Course


15-Mar   Ag Sc S Rm 1030 1c   Hrabovsky   Introduction/ Names  
22-Mar   Ag Sc S Rm 1030 3c   Hrabovsky   General Ecology    
29-Mar   Ag Sc S Rm 1030 3c   Rentch   Terrestrial Habitats    
5-Apr   Ag Sc S Rm 1030 3c   Rentch   Wetlands      
12-Apr   Ag Sc S Rm 1030 3c
Owen   Habitat Improvement for Wildlife
19-Apr   WVBG Welcome Center 3c   Hrabovsky   Trees ,Shrubs and Woody Vines
26-Apr   Ag Sc S Rm 1030 3c
Kondo
Insects


      May10-12 Wildflower Pilgrimage at Blackwater Falls State Park    
17-May   WVBG Welcome Center 3c   Graffious   Birds      
19-May 9:00am Cranesville Swamp 1/1c   Graffious/Hrabovsky Birds/trees      
24-May    Ag Sc S 1030 3c   Simard   Geology      
26-May
TBA
3c
Simard
Geology field trip
   
31-May   Ag Sc S 1030 3c   Phelps   Fish  

7-Jun
Ag Sc S 1030 3e
Carpenter
Soils


      Master Naturalist State Conference June 15-17 @Cacapon State Prk 14-17 at Cacapon State Park    
21-Jun   Ag Sc S 1030 3c
Brown
Amphibians and Reptiles    
28-Jun   WVBG   3c   Hrabovsky/Carpenter / Ecology/Trees    
            Carpenter          
          Fourth of July Break        
7-Jul 9:30 AM WVBG   3c   Carlson   Acquatic Habitats    
12-Jul   Ag Sc S 1030 3c
Hrabovsky
Wildflowers    
19-Jul   Reedsville Rail Trail 2c   Hrabovsky   Wildflowers/Insects  
26-Jul  








 
2-Aug TBA wvbg
2e
Kasson
Invasives      
9-Aug   Ag Sc S 1030 2e
Dricoll
Ticks
   
16-Aug   WVU Herbarium 3c   Ford-Werntz   Recording and Preserving  
23-Aug   Ag Sc S 1030 3e
Cruze
Archeology    




































6-Sep 7:00pm Groscup Center 3e   Boback   Moths of WV

 
13-Sep
Ag Sc S Rm 1030 c
Hrabovsky
Presentations  

20-Sep
Ag Sc S Rm 1030 c
Hrabovsky
Presentations

23-Sep 2 :00pm WVBG
2e
Fowler
Mosses and Ferns

27-Sep
Ag Sci Rm 1030 3c
Owen
Mammals

4-Oct
Ag Sci Rm 1030 2e
MacDonald
Restoring a Fallen Giant
11-Oct
Ag Sci Rm 1030 2e
Schuler
Maple sugaring

18-Oct










25-Oct


































Ag Sci
South Agricultural Sciences Building




WVBG
WV Botanic Garden







Groscup Cabin  Dorsey's Knob







e
Elective course







c
Core course