Upcoming Events

 

November 6, 2017, Monday, 3:15 PM Meeting at Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock, Birding Apps and the NNAS website


Kyle Langford will speak at the Northern Neck Audubon Society regular membership meeting and program at 3:15 PM on Monday, November 6, 2017, at the Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock. The presentation is a discussion of current birding apps for smart phones/tablets/desktops and the NNAS website, northernneckaudubon.org.

Kyle Langford is a member of the NNAS and serves as a director though 2020. He is also the Web Master/Administrator for the NNAS's website.

After 37 years of working in Information Technology (IT) especially databases at the University of Maryland, Kyle retired/escaped to the nature in the Northern Neck. He still primarily lives in Howard County, Maryland but three years ago Kyle and his wife acquired a get-away house in Heathsville, VA. The house is nestled in the woods on a ridge next to a ravine on Bush Mill Stream diagonally across from Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve. He feels like he lives in a park. You can see his dock from the end of the Deep Landing Trail. 

The thrill of finding and learning about the elusive flora and fauna in our parks, preserves and even our yards is what got him hooked on nature. Though he has retired from IT, He still loves to learn ways to apply old and new IT skills in his life. In this case, how can IT improve conservation, access and understanding of the natural areas of the Northern Neck? He's also an avid photographer, cook, crabber and history buff.

The library is located at 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock, VA.


November 13, 2017, Monday, Bird Walk,9AM at Kendale Farm on the Rappahannock in Essex County


The Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk on Monday, November 13, at 9:00 am at Kendale Farm in Essex County.  The bird walk will be led by Jeff Wright and Hill Wellford.  This beautiful farm, 16 miles South of Port Royal and 16 miles North of Tappahannock, has fields, woods, salt and fresh water marshes with frontage on Occupacia Creek and the Rappahannock River directly opposite Fones Cliffs.

Possible sightings include Canada Geese, Tundra Swan, Mallards, Buffleheads, Mergansers and Black Ducks, Quail, Wild Turkeys, Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, Juncos, winter songbirds, Saw-whet Owls, and an Eastern Screech owl in a wood duck box.  At Woodpecker Point, there are often sightings of Pileated, Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied and Red-headed Woodpeckers.


The GPS address is 1909 Kendalls Road, Champlain, VA 22438.


 Directions are as follows: 

From Tappahannock, go 13.2 miles North on Route 17.  Turn right onto Route 637 (Layton’s Landing Road) and go 1.2 miles.  Turn right onto Route 661 (Kendalls Road).  Go approximately 1.7 miles.  Turn left into the driveway marked by the white Kendale sign.  


From Port Royal, go 13.3 miles South on Route 17.  Turn left onto Route 637 (Layton’s Landing Road) and go 1.2 miles.  Turn right onto Route 661 (Kendalls Road).  Go approximately 1.7 miles.  Turn left into the driveway marked by the white Kendale sign.   


Don’t be confused by the sign on 17 that says CHANCE.  There used to be a post office there, but it now marks the exit for Route 637.  Meet at the house at 9:00 am.


There will be several loaner binoculars available. 


November 25, 2017, Saturday, Bird Walk in Lancaster County


Details coming soon.

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