—Photo, Barbara Harrison

The Blue Ridge Naturalist Network is an outgrowth of the Blue Ridge Naturalist Program through the N C Arboretum. Although not affiliated with the BRN program, many of our members are students, instructors, or graduates of the program. Our interest is in the natural world and environmental issues, with a foundation based in science.

Through meetings and outings, we hope to provide opportunities for learning and fellowship with other like-minded individuals and organizations.

Visit our Gallery for a glimpse into BRNN—all images courtesy of our vibrant and diverse membership. Follow our blog for upcoming BRNN events, Nature Notes and so much more. Interested in becoming a member? Learn more about joining BRNN.

Blue Ridge Naturalist Board members

Ken Czarnomski    kczar49@gmail.com ~  President

Barbara Harrison  bharr0317@bellsouth.net ~Vice President

Linda Martinson    lindamartinson@earthlink.net ~ Secretary

Charlotte Caplan   ccaplannc1@juno.com ~ Treasurer

Penelope Reed      closedgentian@gmail.com  ~ Public Relations

Peggy Clark           peggy.clark07@gmail.com~ Program Director

Tom Southard       tesouthard@live.com~ Outreach Director

Roselie Estey         sylvanmysts@yahoo.com~ Membership Director

Home page photo credits:

  • Nature Notes block—Marianne Mooney
    Jay Maveety
  • Gallery block—Ken Czarnomski
  • Membership block—Lonnie Crotts