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.
Last Friday afternoon I was working at a house on Main Street in Washington. Sitting on the tailgate of my vehicle looking in my toolbox, I heard what sounded like a galloping horse coming in my direction. I looked up…
Teens and preteens splashed through the puddles along the Thornton River on a Tuesday late last month for RappFLOW’s annual field day, learning how and why the county’s water resources should be protected and preserved.
Stink bugs, rain, mushrooms, breeding mantises, migrating hummingbirds and more signal the arrival of fall, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Shenandoah National Park rangers have cited 28 poachers this year alone, including a number in recent weeks, in a crackdown on those who illegally harvest wild ginseng root, treasured for its medicinal qualities.
Long used for medicinal purposes, American ginseng is disappearing in the wild, in this week's Wild Ideas.
Rappahannock County resident Robin Williams made a startling discovery last month in her pollinator garden: a giant was circling a tree there . . . a giant swallowtail butterfly, that is.
Late summer flowers brighten up field and forest, while hummingbirds fuel up for their flight south, and more, in this week's Wild Ideas.