Educational meetings

We gather at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at the Blacksburg Community Center at 725 Patrick Henry Dr.   

March 6, 2024

Bird of the month: Blackburnian Warbler

President Jerry Via will profile February's bird. According to Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology the Blackburnian is a small warbler with a long body. Adult males have a brilliant orange throat and face with a black crown and triangular ear patch.

Fundamentally Feathers:  By Casey McLaughlin Most everyone is fascinated by feathers, usually starting as small children while spending time outdoors. But what do we really know?  Casey will talk about how feathers develop, how feather color works, and some of the ways feathers are used  for science research, including her own. Casey is a doctoral student and fellow at VT at the Global Change Center. To learn more about her and her research visit

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