Monday, July 27, 2009

trail work at Tygart lake park

anyone interested in getting volunteer hours and going out on tygart lake for food and conversation after, contact Dave and Ellie at or call us at 304-288-0777 and we can set up a date for doing this.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Forgive me if this note sounds a bit incoherent. I volunteered to be a part of the search and destroy mission of invasive plants at the WV Botanic Garden this morning. There's got to be an easier way to earn volunteer hours.
Fortunately Bill reminded us last week that one way to earn volunteer hours is by sharing something you know about in a presentation to the class. Not only do you earn hours for the class time, you will also earn hours for the time you spend in preparing for the presentation.
So think about something you have a passion for that would be of interest to the class. We have already heard from Erin on interpretation and from Sue on photography. In September Rob will be discussing geology. The date to be announced.

Bird Songs

Guys, I have been trying to learn common bird sounds for ages. I found a great site that has some of the common birds from our backyards. It has about 40 seconds of each bird, sounding some variations. Take a look and see if it helps you.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Posting Pictures

We need to decide how best to protect any images or articles that we post. I have added a link at the bottom of this page with some suggestions on how to protect images. Perhaps a general statement on this page would be in order. We could also restrict this blog to only those people signed up as "authors." Let me know your thoughts.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I have added a bunch of pictures, to my facebook page, of my garden, check them out at or get there with
thanks for the reedville info plan to make it today. love walking with Bill he has so much knowledge.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Author, Author

I have added the e-mail addresses of everyone who gets Bill's e-mails. This will allow you to post to the blog. Anyone can read the blog, but only authors can post. Along with posting messages, you can also post pictures, videos, and web links. Please feel free to use this blog. If you have any suggestions let me know. This is my first blog and I have a lot to learn.

Challenge of Blogging

Someone in last night's class suggested that we create a blog. Not being shy about sharing my lack of knowledge, I took up the challenge. So here goes. Hopefully I will get more sophisticated as I gain experience. And hopefully you folks won't be shy about sharing pictures, news items or just your thoughts.