summertime

1st Annual Mount Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally

 1st Annual Mount Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally

After many years of thinking about a summer season rally, this August we achieved our goal. Gathering at the Konnarock Community Center for a potluck dinner and meet and greet, many new faces joined the familiar for a weekend preview of programs and hikes spanning from Friday night through Sunday morning.

Deciphering Nature's Signs

Deciphering Nature's Signs

So much is happening in nature and in our human constructed world that we tend to ignore some of the most obvious events of the natural world.  Plus there are literally thousands of sights and sounds vying for our attention and it takes a significant effort of will to focus and be observant.  A certain training of the mind helps in watching even subconsciously for important clues and selecting them from the background "noise."