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 begin to quiet down. But out front, in the top of a tall pine comes a complete cacophony of all kinds of bird calls.  There must be a hundred More...

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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...

By Dave Curry On Friday, April 25th, 2014

Field Notes

It’s time to dig the camo out of the closet, dust off the diaphragm and box call, and bring out those 3” magnums as Spring Turkey Season opens on Monday, April 28. Gobblers have been sounding off all over the More...

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By Jaynell Graham On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Into the woods

  MAMA BEAR ROSE and her three-month-old cub, CD, said good-bye to their den at Point of View Farm at Beard Saturday and headed out to the surrounding hills and woods. Rose seems to be offering some last More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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 More...

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...