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Wild Ideas: War of the red and gray   

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.
Wild Ideas: Giants emerge in Slate Mills

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.
The Rapp for June 16

Amissville's carnival next week; neighbors visit free this weekend at SNP; a Meredith Gorfein memorial program; choirs at Castleton; berries, bunnies and more in this week's The Rapp.
The Rapp for June 9

An Artisan Trail open-door tour, getting ready for July 4th, a wild (and free) concert June 17 and more in this week's The Rapp.
Where colors pop

In a Sperryville farm field last week, poppies provide the perfect contrast to the deep green of a very wet spring.
Wild Ideas: Spring nature events ramping up

As spring ramps up, it's a great time to take advantage of upcoming birding and wildflower walks in our area, along with two native-plant sales, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.