Memory of Bess Murray


Bess Murray, a founding member, coordinator and volunteer trainer at the Ivy Creek Foundation, passed away on March 31. She with her husband Jim were longtime members of the Virginia Wilderness Committee http://www.vawilderness.org/news. More widely she is known as the voice on the radio of Natural History Notes on WTJU some years ago which can be found on the Ivy Creek Foundation website http://ivycreekfoundation.org/nhnotes. An expert naturalist her guide trainings consisted of anything from a spring ephemeral to a vole dropped by a startled hawk.

A Celebration of Bess’ life will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Education Building, Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Rd, Charlottesville VA 22903
 
Cards may be sent to Jim at: 1601 Bentivar Farm Rd., Charlottesville, VA  22901  
 
Memorial contributions may be sent to: 
The Virginia Wilderness Committee 
P.O. Box 1235, Lexington, VA  24450

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