Nature Camp for kids, teens and adults

This year marks the thirty-fourth season of Rappahannock Nature Camp. From its beginning, the mission of this popular day camp has remained unchanged: to nurture the joy and wonder of observing and discovering the natural world. These eye-opening experiences are what keep many campers coming back, year after year. […]


Tiny swimmers reveal Rappahannock river and stream health

The naturalists support numerous projects in both stewardship and citizen science. Stream monitoring is a citizen science project the naturalists conduct in support of the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District and the John Marshal SWCD, as part of the statewide program under Virginia Save our Streams. […]


Virginia honey bee colonies expanding

Honey bee colonies for operations with five or more colonies in Virginia as of July 2017 totaled 8,000, a 23 percent increase over the 6.500 colonies at the start of 2016, according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). […]


Big bear fancies beer

Large bears certainly aren’t a rarity in Rappahannock County, but Washington residents couldn’t believe their eyes when a huge black bear showed up uninvited on their kitchen porch. […]


An old land, forever young

In this respect, geology seems a lot like psychology: you seldom know what personal history lies at the heart of someone else. It could be as psychologically disruptive as tectonic plates colliding. […]