In this week’s Wild Ideas column, Pam Owen contemplates what constitutes a “pest” is and the vagaries managing them.
Marc Malik (second from left) receives a certificate of appreciation from RappFLOW board members (from left) Bev Hunter, Carolyn Thornton, Forrest Marquisee and Donna Marquisee.
Linda said I had caught two coons. I thought she was joking. I had no idea how that live trap would catch two animals at once, but that was what I had in the trap. I had caught a big…
Farmer's Market vendors, Ladybug Mountain Farm and The Farm at Sunnyside, work hard and travel far to sell their products.
In an effort to increase his farm’s profitability and reduce environmental impacts such as runoff and soil erosion, Flint Hill farmer Mike Sands began working with The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) in 2013.
Rappahannock’s family farmers, present and future, rely on hard work and a hefty set of tools to keep growing.
It’s time to register for the sixth annual Little Washington-Rappahannock County butterfly count, hosted by the Old Rag Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists (ORMN).
The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) held its board meeting Monday evening atop Red Oak Mountain in Woodville.
Having a passion for nature can be rewarding in many ways, but now scientists are finding that being out in nature offers real health benefits.
In the past few weeks, Pam Owen has had some interesting encounters with some amazing fungi, a magnificent millipede, a snapping turtle that mysteriously disappeared and some finicky orchids.
As more and more people have looked to the promise of the Appalachian Trail for freedom, some have developed concerns about the trail’s sustainability.
The five-year court battle is over. The Supreme Court of the United States, by declining to hear the case, has affirmed two lower courts’ decisions that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not overstep its bounds by setting total maximum…
Folks who’ve never stepped foot in Rappahannock may have seen it. In nighttime photos taken from space, the county is one of those few, conspicuous dark spots amid a blaze of yellow lights illuminating the East Coast from Miami to…
At this time of year, keeping up with what’s blooming can be difficult, and exhausting but also very rewarding, in this week's Wild Ideas column.
This week: 38th annual Fodderstack race • Walker’s Run at Theatre • Let’s get Rappahannock clean and green again • Rapp at Home expands services
Despite a snow squall, Pam Owen recently enjoyed two nature walks along the Shenandoah River, led by plant experts from the Virginia Native Plant Society, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.