Field Notes

A ‘Tail’ of Two Critters With apologies to Dickens, a couple of neighborhood creatures find themselves in print this week. The irony is that if you put both animals together, they still couldn’t make one good tail. First up is the bobcat in our neighborhood. With pointed ears and a stubby tail it appears to inhabit the small pine tract down the More...

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By Suzanne Stewart On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Field Notes

From Border Settlers of Northwestern Virginia from 1768 to 1795 By Lucullus Virgil McWhorter  A Modern Nimrod The following interesting letter was a reluctant compliance with the request of my father for a brief More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Field Notes

They are coming. It won’t be long now. On the first dark, rainy, foggy night with temperatures above 45 degrees, they will appear. They will be loud, cold and maybe a little slimy. And they will be everywhere. This More...

This bear cub was born January 15 at Point of View Farm at Beard. Its mother, Rose, was cared for by Joel Rosenthal. Rose is now four-years-old but returns to the farm each December to spend the winter in her “den.” The picture above shows the new cub at 30 days old. Photos courtesy of J. Rosenthal
By Jaynell Graham On Friday, March 14th, 2014

See how he grows

This bear cub was born January 15 at Point of View Farm at Beard. Its mother, Rose, was cared for by Joel Rosenthal. Rose is now four-years-old but returns to the farm each December to spend the winter in her “den.” More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Field Notes

Congratulations are in order for Rick Hartzell, of Arbovale, for being named Wildlife Manager of the Year by the West Virginia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.  He was presented the “Making More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Field Notes – February 13 -

This coming weekend marks the return of the Great Backyard Bird Count. From February 14 to the 17th, volunteers around the world will identify and count birds in their yards and communities and then submit those More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Field Notes

The fall 2013 bear season recently came to an end and was once again very successful. A total of 2,682 black bears were taken by hunter’s statewide – an almost identical number to last year’s  and second More...