As the town of Washington prepares for a public hearing next month on a contract to sell most of the Avon Hall estate it purchased 14 years ago, the buyers said last week that public use of the pond and…
In a Sperryville farm field last week, poppies provide the perfect contrast to the deep green of a very wet spring.
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 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.
A foggy, soggy morning in Castleton last weekend.
Birdsong is starting to fill the air as summer breeders arrive and other birds migrate through on their way north, but sorting out the songs can be tricky, as Pam Owen found out in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Local arborist and wildlife expert Lyt Wood, who is hosting the 31st annual Rappahannock Nature Camp June 13-24 on his 11-acre Singing Creek Farm, at the Hazel River’s edge two miles west of Rt. 231 in Sperryville.
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.
Depending on the species, spiders can spend the winter dormant in any of their three life stages — egg, juvenile or adult — or stay active, even walking across snow, in this week's Wild Ideas.
A magnificent bald eagle on Laurel Mills Road.
Has the spindly cellar spider, common in American homes, added brown marmorated stink bugs to its diet?
A couple of days before Christmas, wildlife cameras at The Farm at Sunnyside captured two bald eagles, a red tailed hawk, several ravens and a collection of crows negotiating over a fresh carcass. Sunnyside’s Nick Lapham writes the cameras are,…
Temps were hovering around 70, and, up on the mountain, hepatica and mushrooms were blooming and wood frogs are calling for mates. Down on my deck, some unidentified little black bugs were biting the heck out of me as I…
Although this winter is forecast to be mild, a good pile of nature books to read can help with the season’s long nights. See what’s on Pam Owen’s winter reading list in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Why do dogs have a such a great sense of smell? Find out in this week's Wild Ideas column.
While we humans may have enjoyed the warmest October on record, rising temperatures threaten the existence of some native wildlife, which does not bode well for us in the long run, in this week's Wild Ideas column.