This week’s April-like temperatures have certainly confused Mother Nature. Kathy McNitt of Castleton was enjoying a leisurely winter stroll earlier this week and came upon this beautiful budding wild rose.
With a new dog, Pam Owen has faced some challenges, as she describes in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Noting the mood swings in the weather so far this winter, and the recent release of a global climate report, Pam Owen ponders the forecast for rest of the winter in this week’s “Wild Ideas” column.
Find out about upcoming nature events, what to feed birds in winter, how a butterfly’s scales help it fly, bat chatter, a car driven by a scent-seeking moth and more in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Rappahannock County resident Kathy McNitt didn’t let numerous rain showers from this past week keep her from hiking in Shenandoah National Park, where she captured this artistic shot along the Limberlost Trail.
For this was the bloody Rappahannock line that divided Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the multi-headed Army of the Potomac, the line that served to separate Richmond and Washington. In some senses it was an artificial line.
The October Homesteaders of America conference will feature demonstrations on blacksmithing, quilting, canning and preserving, wild game trapping, off grid living, solar power, gardening, holistic health, dairy animals, soaps and salves, ethical meat, bushcrafting, and much more.
After four days of assaults on the bird feeder by a determined bear, Larry Sherertz took the feeder down. The bear still came back.
Along with some great books on birds, the Rappahannock County Public Library has also added some fascinating, useful books on insects, amphibian larvae and plants to its Conservation Collection, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Our satellite internet was out due to some terrestrial interference — of the large, black-furred kind.
Pam Owen’s reviews books added to the Rappahannock County Public Library’s Conservation Collection, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Looking for a relatively short, easy hike in Shenandoah National Park, Pam Owen and a friend explored Pine Hill Gap Trail, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Pam Owen ponders what animals make mysterious holes and scratch marks, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
At the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual awards dinner, two Rappahannock residents were among those honored for demonstrating leadership in the stewardship of local soil and water resources.
In the pond on Thanksgiving afternoon at Bruce and Susan Jones’ private nature preserve — aka their home on Long Mountain — this bald eagle spent more than 15 minutes.
Sometimes what is most helpful in identifying a tree — its leaves — can actually be a hindrance when it’s in a forest full of foliage, as Pam Owen found out in this week’s Wild Ideas column.