What do you do when you find a skink, with eggs, in an inconvenient location?
Skillfully wielding a restored 5-foot-long, 100-year-old crosscut saw and a 5-pound, single-bit ax, 61-year-old Dan Dueweke keeps the trails clear for Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in Shenandoah National Park. A photo essay by Andrew Councill.
Recently Pam Owen ran into three different small animals in two days that reminded her that size is relative, in this week’s Wild Ideas.
RappFLOW’s and Old Rag Master Naturalists’ native-plant buffer at Avon Hall pond was in full bloom last week.
Fireworks and music on July 4th in Sperryville; bluegrass and fireworks Thursday (July 2) at Castleton Festival, which also announces it will provide live streams of all its major performances this summer; open house in the River District and more…
Backlit by the ethereal light of dawn and magnified by dew, the invertebrate world can take on a whole new perspective, in this week’s Wild Ideas.
Signs of reproductive success among many plants, animals and fungi were plentiful this spring. Ticks and gnats seem to have had a really good start this year . . . unfortunately. And despite the predation I witnessed by native birds…
Fourth (Estate) Friday postponed till July, but the Amissville Carnival is this weekend, there are still seats for Castleton Festival's opening gala, plus a Businesses of Rappahannock picnic and a benefit cabaret at the Theatre.
While there are many great native plants that attract butterflies, there is one genus that is a star in this regard — milkweed. Historically loathed by farmers, some have beautiful blooms and offer great value to wildlife.
Two adults and three never-been-to-Canada goslings march in formation up Porter Street in Washington, likely on their way to Avon Hall Pond.
The vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church has called the Rev. Bill Queen Jr. to serve as their interim rector to help prepare the congregation for their new rector.
An eastern box turtle, encountered by a bicyclist last week on Grandview Road near Washington.
Richard Brady’s nature-loving credentials are impeccable, but he wonders when good intentions go too far.
The eastern wood-pewee, a drab little forest bird with a distinctive call, is rarely seen but often heard throughout the forests of eastern North America during the spring and summer.
There are two species of fox in our area — the gray fox and the red fox, but figuring out which is which is not as easy as their common names imply, as Pam Owen explains in this week’s Wild…
Providing habitat for numerous species of wildlife is a critically important to keep the environment functioning properly. Some guidelines to help you start.