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By Dave Curry On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Field Notes

The abnormally warm weather of December broke records for mildness and confused Mother Nature into an early show of spring. Bulbs emerged out of the ground and some shrubs prepared to bloom. In my yard in Arbovale, More...

By Dave Curry On Thursday, December 31st, 2015
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Field Notes

As 2015 comes to a close, it seems appropriate to tie up some loose ends before proceeding into the New Year. And now would be a good time to wrap up last summer’s birdhouse summary for area cavity nesters. Twenty More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
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Field Notes

For all of you early risers out there, you may have taken notice of a pile of bright stars in the morning sky. They can be found above the eastern horizon just before sun-up. And they are not really stars at all, More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
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Fall Webworms set up camp in county

Fall webworms can be found on more than 90 species of trees and shrubbery, but in Pocahontas County they seem to prefer cherry, hickory and apple. The nasty webs may persist throughout the winter, but otherwise More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Field Notes

After starting out humid and rainy and finishing dry and not all that hot, the “Dog Days” of summer are finally at an end. This annual astrological event is to be closely followed by an annual celestial event More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Defoliation can be seen from the Wesley Chapel area near Dunmore. Dave Curry photos The summer solstice has come and gone, and already days are slowly beginning to get shorter. We are starting the long, slow descent More...

By Dave Curry On Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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Field Notes

These Grove snails were found in Dave Curry’s garden in Green Bank. The snails, indigenous to Western Europe, are known for their colorful and striped shells. S. Stewart photosWhat do the following organisms have More...