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.
A Japanese maple adds to the Virginia Piedmont’s fall palette in a Scrabble backyard earlier this month.
Pam Owen joined the Second Sunday nature walk, hosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, this month to hunt for “Big Trees” in Page County, in this week’s Wild Ideas.
Although the leaves are all but gone from our deciduous trees, this fall continues to offer fine weather for enjoying nature.
Dogs and wildlife might not always be the best of friends, but the combination does present some photo opportunities.
Knowing it could be that fall foliage would soon be gone, Pam Owen grabbed her camera and headed up to Shenandoah National Park, in this week's Wild Ideas.
Among the 20 finalists chosen last week in Piedmont Environmental Council’s annual photo contest is “Peeper on Lichen,” shot by 17-year-old Ryan Garvin of Sperryville.
Early this year Amissville resident Christina Bird Loock, with the support of the staff and board, brought a full-time nature-based program, Children-in-Nature, to the Child Care and Learning Center.
Along the Keyser Run fire road near Washington this week, the oak, hickory and maple foliage was aflame with the colors of fall.
Despite recent temperature plunges, some summer and early-fall flora are still blooming. Last week, my friend Robin Williams and I decided to see what was still in bloom and what had gone to seed in a Piedmont mafic prairie in…
The Conservation Collection at the Rappahannock County Public Library recently got a bit bigger, with the addition of books on pollinators, moss and the “forest unseen,” in this week's Wild Ideas column.