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Misty mountain morning

Morning mist shrouds the mountain skyline, but not the classic fence line, just after sunrise last week near the intersection of Sperryville Pike and F.T. Valley Road in Sperryville.
Apple packer

The photographer says this 300-pound frequent visitor to Gid Brown Hollow likes golden and red delicious apples, and doesn’t appear open to discussing his diet choices.
Wild Ideas: A matter of perspective

Changing our perspective, opening our minds to look at nature in a different way, can be instrumental in plumbing nature's mysteries, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Bear days

From informal reports of neighbors and friends, it seems black bears are in greater evidence this summer than in recent seasons.
Hail fellows, well taught

The dozen fellows participating in this year’s Piedmont Environmental Council Fellowship Program toured the Jones Nature Preserve property near Washington earlier this month.
The handmade footpath

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.
Wild Ideas: Size is relative

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.
Avon Hall in bloom

RappFLOW’s and Old Rag Master Naturalists’ native-plant buffer at Avon Hall pond was in full bloom last week.
The Rapp for July 2

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…