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.  All five nested successfully and together fledged a total of 20 young blues.  Those young can fly on their own now but will stick to the More...

by Dave Curry | Published 5 months ago
By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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 More...

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...

CD Rose log best 19 Ap 14
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...