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2020 Winter Wildlife Festival

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9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Virginia Beach, VA

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Tree Identification Walk

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10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Hosted by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court
Vienna, VA

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Spotted Lanternfly Public Meeting

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10:15 am to 11:45 am on Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby states. Attend this Spotted Lanternfly Public Meeting and learn how to recognize spotted lanternfly and what you can do to help stop its spread.

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Lysock View
542 County Farm Road
Montoursville, PA 17754

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Virginia Association of Forest Health Professionals Annual Meeting

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Monday, January 27, 2020Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center
1000 Virginia Center Parkway
Glen Allen, VA 23059

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Mycological Association of Washington, DC Monthly Meeting: Crust Fungus

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7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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This lecture is about crust fungus with Tom Bigelow, president of the New York Mycological Society.

If you don't know what a crust fungus is, then obviously this is the lecture for you. I can guarantee - well virtually guarantee - that every time you take a walk in the woods, you see crust fungi. They're ubiquitous, and if you attend this lecture, you'll soon know why.

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Kensington Park Library
4201 Knowles Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895

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Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Adults

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6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020

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This winter excursion, led by former Renfrew Institute staff member and naturalist, Lori Schlosser, is for participants aged 15 and up.

The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required and limited to 60. Spaces fill up quickly for this popular event, so anyone wishing to join the walk should register soon. For more information or to register, call the institute at 717-762-0373 or email to: info@renfrewinstitute.org.

Just before the walk, Schlosser will present a brief introduction to owls and a preview of various owl calls at Renfrew’s visitors center. Schlosser will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and call various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.

Patience is required when trying to call owls. “If the calls are too loud, you can scare them off,” Schlosser said. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl reply calls.

Schlosser hopes participants will attempt to call owls on their own once they have learned how. “They could go to places on their own, maybe in their backyard or along a road at the edge of a woods.”

Those attending should dress appropriately for the weather, as the walk may last up to an hour. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.

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Renfrew Park Visitors Center
1010 E Main Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268

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Woodland Management: What is Right for You and Your Woodlands?

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7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020

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Managing your woodlands to grow healthy forests and produce revenue depends on making the right choices for your location. Selecting the right trees to plant depends on many biological factors of your land such as the range of soil types and the climate. There are other factors that may limit your trees’ growth too, such as sunlight, water availability and temperature. Planting and management choices are also influenced by the financial aspects of the current and potential future markets. This session will help woodland owners to understand how stand dynamics and market considerations are used in the application of management.

This webinar is part of the Woodland Stewards: A Regional Extension Program for Landowners.

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Stop Mowing, Start Growing - Native Plants for Beginners

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9:00 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Whether you are new native plants and what they can do for your property or looking for alternative landscaping ideas this event is for you!

The cost of the event is $20 which covers; coffee and donuts, lunch, and materials. Lunch will be buffet style and there will be both meat and vegetarian options.

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Northern Virginia Community College - Workforce Center
2675 College Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191

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Pruning Trees and Shrubs

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9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Late winter is the perfect time to prune trees, but what is the correct way to ensure continued plant growth and vigor? Join the Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County in Pruning Trees and Shrubs workshop and learn the how and why of proper pruning.

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Lysock View
542 County Farm Road
Montoursville, PA 17754

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More than Timber: Income Opportunities from Non-timber Forest Products

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7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2020

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There are a range of possibilities to generate income from your woodlands that depend on your location, forest type and more, that are compatible with timber management too. In this session learn more about the opportunities to generate income from your woodlands.

While selling timber from your woodlands may be a great revenue source, it is not the only option for income. There are a range of possibilities to generate income from your woodlands that depend on your location, forest type and more, that are compatible with timber management too. For some areas, pine straw can be a revenue source while other woodlands may be ‘farmed’ for medicinal plants and more. In this session learn more about the opportunities to generate income from your woodlands.

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February Author Lecture: Dr. Doug Tallamy

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3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 23, 2020

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VNPS February’s Author Lecture will be given by renowned entomologist and ecologist Doug Tallamy. Dr. Tallamy will have his new book available for signing, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard. (Timber Press, Available February 4, 2020)

This event is free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with lecture to begin around 3 p.m. Copies of the books will be available for sale and signing after the lecture.

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Manassas Park Community Center
99 Adams Drive
Manassas Park, VA

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Launching your Woodland Legacy: Intact, In Forest and In Family Ownership

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7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Most woodland owners cite legacy as one of their main reasons for owning land, and a large majority express concern over their ability to keep the land intact. This session is designed to help you find the best way to pass this legacy intact to your heirs.

The love of your land, your management ethic, your desire to see your property remain intact, in forest, and in family ownership – these are components of your woodland legacy. Most woodland owners cite legacy as one of their main reasons for owning land, and a large majority express concern over their ability to keep the land intact. This session is designed to help you find the best way to pass this legacy intact to your heirs.

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2020 Pennsylvania Riparian Forest Buffer Summit

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020Thursday, March 12, 2020

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The Buffer Summit provides conservation professionals and decision makers with the latest science, policy, and implementation strategies to get trees planted along the commonwealth’s streams.

Attendees have substantial opportunities to network with each other and with exhibiting sponsors throughout the two-day event.

Conservation professionals working with riparian forest buffers from all sectors -- beginners to seasoned decision makers alike -- are encouraged to attend.

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Blair County Convention Center
1 Convention Center Dr
Altoona, PA 16602

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https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Conservation/Water/RiparianBuffers/Pages/default.aspx

Not in Our Backyard: How to Fight Spotted Lanternfly

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7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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Get it before it gets your garden, orchard or vineyard! Spotted Lanternfly, arguably the worst invasive insect to enter Virginia in 150 years, has now spread from Frederick County to Clarke. It has the potential to threaten agricultural crops, forests, and home landscapes throughout Virginia. Learn how to ID, report sightings, and slow the spread of this terrible new pest. Also learn to prevent invasion by eliminating Lanternfly’s favorite host tree, the equally invasive Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima).

Presented by Sustainability Matters, Virginia Cooperative Extension, United States Department of Agriculture, and Virginia Department of Forestry.

Space is limited and registration is required. $5 Sustainability Matters & FOSA Members/$10 Non-Members

Location:

Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Ln
Boyce, VA

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Roanoke Tree Care Workshop

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8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Virginia Western Community College
3094 Colonial Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24015

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