Field Notes

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 through the dog days of summer into the pleasant, mellow days of fall followed by the cold, bitter, short days of winter. But if you More...

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By Dave Curry On Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Field Notes

Spring has sprung. Frogs are calling, flowers are blooming and the grass is growing. Newborn livestock and wildlife will soon be appearing as the trees burst out into a new coat of green. But one of the most More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Field Notes

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources recently posted the 2014 Big Game Bulletin on their website. This is a compilation of game harvest statistics broken out into county and DNR districts, as well More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Field Notes

Pump Up the Volume Step out the door at daylight and you are bound to hear the robins announcing their presence and marking their territory. A little higher in the trees, cardinals are letting the world know they More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Field Notes

It can’t be long now. A couple of days. Maybe a couple of weeks. But spring is going to break soon. The snow will melt. The skies will turn blue and the breeze will begin to warm up. The peepers and wood More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Field Notes

By the Numbers It’s that time of year again. Hunting season is mostly over and fishing season will have to wait for better days. Outdoorsmen congregate around the wood stoves and water coolers and discuss past More...

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