Field Notes

The annual special antlerless deer hunt was recently completed over the October 17th and 18th weekend at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Fifty-five hunters mustered out the first day and a dozen deer were harvested. Fifty-three hunters showed up on Saturday, and six more deer were taken. The final take of 18 probably is about average for this More...

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By Dave Curry On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Camp Justice

A muddy two track led from the highway through pot-holed sods to narrow tree lined woods.  The rain and darkness limited the visibility to just a few yards.  After more than a mile, the road emerged into a flat, More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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 More...

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...