Field Notes

Last Friday, it rained lightly all day.  First time in a long time that we have seen that.  Not a lot of rain and certainly not a drought breaker but maybe just enough rain to green up the grass a little before winter freeze up. No Tail, our ancient male fox squirrel with the obvious name, spent the day in the back yard diligently burying hickory More...

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By Dave Curry On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Field Notes

Odds and ends   The summer continues to rush along toward its inevitable end.  School will start soon and homeowners will get serious about cutting firewood.  Canning and freezing of garden produce is about More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Field Notes

The Bruffy’s Creek Yayhoo by Devin McCoy   It was early fall, I was camping on a private piece of land in Bruffy’s Creek. The tract of land borders the outer most region of the Cranberry Wilderness. I was More...

COL. Rose and CD
By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Field Notes

Everyone likes to visit the home folks during the summer and Rose and her cub, CD, are no exception. They return to Point of View farm from time-to-time to get a snack and, perhaps, to show how the little guy is More...

By Dave Curry On Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Field Notes

Early Nesting Results The first round of nesting is nearly complete for some of the cavity nesters. Five pairs of bluebirds began in late April when they took up housekeeping in scattered boxes at the observatory.  More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Field Notes

It’s 11 a.m. and the day is beginning to warm up.  Most of the song birds have been singing, patrolling their territory and feeding since dawn.  Now it is time to slow down and rest up for a while.  The woods More...

By Dave Curry On Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Field Notes

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has an interesting problem this year in what to do with an extra $2.4 million in funding. No, they didn’t win the lottery and no, nobody bequeathed their estate More...