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  • Laurels for Martina Coker

    In 2019, Eastern Shore Master Naturalist Martina Coker joined with a small group to establish the Edward S. Brinkley Nature Preserve, on land once slated to become a golf course. […] Read more


  • ESMNs Training to be Flora of Virginia Ambassadors

    ESMNs Training to be Flora of Virginia Ambassadors

    The Flora of Virginia (FOV) and the Flora App, developed based on research by the Virginia Division of Natural Heritage and the Virginia Botanical Associates, are the definitive botanical catalogs […] Read more


  • Fern Seep Observations

    Fern Seep Observations

    Fern Seep is located on Occohannock Creek where the creek’s brackish salinity continues to freshen as it bears north towards its origin close to the Virginia Tech Extension office in […] Read more


  • ESMN Education and Outreach Committee Supports Earth and Arbor Day Events

    ESMN Education and Outreach Committee Supports Earth and Arbor Day Events

    The Eastern Shore Master Naturalist’s Education and Outreach Team has been out and about during the month of April.  They set up tables at the Exmore:  Return to Our Roots festival and the ANEC’s […] Read more


  • Chapter in the News

    Chapter in the News

    The fall Basic Training Course has been announced in the Cape Charles Mirror and on p. 19 of this week’s Eastern Shore Post . Read more


  • The ESMN 2024 Basic Training Course will soon be filled. Apply now if you are interested.

    The ESMN 2024 Basic Training Course will soon be filled. Apply now if you are interested.

    The ESMN Basic Training Course (BTC) is the first step in becoming a master naturalist with our chapter and covers the background knowledge and skills to prepare you for your […] Read more


  • Planting Natives at Cape Charles Natural Area Preserve

    Planting Natives at Cape Charles Natural Area Preserve

    On Wednesday, April 10th, eight ESMN volunteers and four DCR Coastal Region stewardship staff planted an assortment of 163 native forbs, ferns, and shrubs and 48 plugs of American Beachgrass […] Read more


  • Planting Beachgrass at Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve

    Planting Beachgrass at Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve

    With 24 flats of American Beachgrass (Calamagrostis breviligulata) to plant we formed a circle as our leader Eastern Shore Master Naturalist Chapter Advisor and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Coastal Region Steward and Regional Supervisor, Shannon Alexander, had us briefly introduce ourselves and […] Read more


  • ESMN Adds 21 Members

    ESMN Adds 21 Members

    Twenty one students graduated as Eastern Shore of Virginia Master Naturalists after completing the Basic Training Course on November 9th. The course combined classroom instruction and field work throughout the […] Read more