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.
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.
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.
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.
Stink bugs, rain, mushrooms, breeding mantises, migrating hummingbirds and more signal the arrival of fall, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
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.
After having some remarkable results for at least one species in the 2013 and 2014 Washington-Rappahannock annual butterfly counts, this year’s count brought no such drama.
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.
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.
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.
Rescuing wild birds can be a complex task, as three Rappahannock residents found out recently.