Field Notes

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources has released preliminary numbers on the recently completed Gun Buck Season, and it appears that West Virginia hunters had a good year. A total of 66,374 antlered deer were harvested during the firearms season, an increase of 77 percent over the 2014 take. Locally the numbers were not quite as good as More...

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By Dave Curry On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Field Notes

For all of you early risers out there, you may have taken notice of a pile of bright stars in the morning sky. They can be found above the eastern horizon just before sun-up. And they are not really stars at all, More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Fall Webworms set up camp in county

Fall webworms can be found on more than 90 species of trees and shrubbery, but in Pocahontas County they seem to prefer cherry, hickory and apple. The nasty webs may persist throughout the winter, but otherwise More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Field Notes

After starting out humid and rainy and finishing dry and not all that hot, the “Dog Days” of summer are finally at an end. This annual astrological event is to be closely followed by an annual celestial event More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

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 More...

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...