Tremella fuciformes, or “snow fungus,” decorates a fallen tree in the forest near Washington last week.
While the heat and humidity of the past few weeks may have been crushing for us humans, it has kicked off the courting calls of many insects, while others have been busy farming.
Storm clouds move in over Massies Corner on Monday afternoon, bringing torrential rain and high winds that took out more than a few trees, hundreds of households’ electric power and the county’s emergency paging system.
Preparing for the Sept. 11 encore production of John Henry's "Arguing with God" is Travis Brown, of Washington, D.C., shown here on a hydraulic crane known as a cherry-picker.
Transitioning to country living wasn’t as easy as unpacking the U-Haul, stocking the antique General Electric five-foot-tall refrigerator, and loading the pantry with “end of days” supplies.
Littering, especially with plastic trash, not only mars the beauty of our natural landscapes but also threatens the health of our ecosystems.
Update on the stub street, Atlantic City, here we come and our collegiate intern's road to journalism.
Feeding on a poke milkweed near Washington last week, a monarch butterfly caterpillar is likely in the last generation of its species to be born here in Rappahannock this year.
On the deck at his Flint Hill home, Bobby the dog takes a moment to appreciate the setting sun bursting out between summer storm clouds and the Blue Ridge.
When Old Rag Master Naturalists began preparing Rappahannock County’s annual butterfly count this year, they added a new event — a special kids’ count, held July 16.
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…
For the first time in more than a decade, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologists are putting radio collars on female bears to collect data and track potential surrogate moms for rescued orphan cubs.
Taking part in outdoor summer activities can be challenging in Virginia, from dealing with high heat and summer deluges to avoiding stinging and biting insects and poison ivy rashes.
Here in the United States, we feel beleaguered by invasive species that have been introduced from elsewhere, but our eastern gray squirrel has shown that this is not a one-way street, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
After overwintering three giant swallowtail caterpillars that had pupated, Slate Mills resident Robin Williams sees two emerge from their chrysalises as healthy adults this spring, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
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).