Finding a tiny, jewel-like spider on her deck sends Pam Owen on a hunt for its identity, in this week’s Wild Ideas.
What does it take to be a licensed wildlife rehabilitator? A little bit of crazy mixed with a whole lot of passion for animals, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
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.
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.
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.
From informal reports of neighbors and friends, it seems black bears are in greater evidence this summer than in recent seasons.
With summer now in full swing, and a recent dry, sunny spell replacing the almost-daily deluges of rain, insects and other animals are out and about.
Shenandoah National Park staff have confirmed additional infestations of emerald ash borers (EAB) in the park.
Rescuing wild birds can be a complex task, as three Rappahannock residents found out recently.
The dozen fellows participating in this year’s Piedmont Environmental Council Fellowship Program toured the Jones Nature Preserve property near Washington earlier this month.
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.