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.
An unprecedented survey mailed to every household in Rappahannock County found that respondents treasure the beauty that surrounds them, the privacy they enjoy in one of Virginia’s least populated and unspoiled places, and the spirit of volunteerism that has neighbor…
Hunter is teaching a five-part class this spring for RappU called “Your Rappahannock Watershed” which will convene Tuesday nights 7:30-9 p.m. starting March 30 at the Rappahannock Library.
Once the Sustainable Technology Institute crew out of Richmond finishes the 10-day installation, the sun’s power will generate around 49,000 watts of electricity, enough to cover the farm’s entire energy use.
News of upcoming training for a frog-monitoring program and more dire news about our planet — a newly discovered cause of Lyme disease, and a potential ozone hole opening up above the Arctic — is in this week’s Wild Ideas…
At the first “Conversation on Care of Our Common Home,” Sunday, Feb. 14, a crowd of people from (mostly) Rappahannock assembled in the public library’s meeting room.
A golden eagle returned to The Farm at Sunnyside in Washington on Jan. 2, and was photographed by a trail camera feasting on deer guts, almost exactly a year apart from the last golden eagle trail-cam sighting on the farm.
Is there any ugliness in Rappahannock County, or do we keep it out?
Because conservation easements play an important role in maintaining Rappahannock County’s rural character, and because it is likely many local residents share several candidates’ apparent misunderstandings in the recent elections, here's some help separating fact and fiction.
Accolades to RLEP (the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection) for acknowledging and wanting to protect the beautiful dark, clear skies of Rappahannock County. There is nothing more uniquely Rappahannock than our dark skies. Being able to look up and see…