Great Backyard Bird Count starts Friday

It’s that time again. A time when you get to be a scientist, collect valuable data in real time, and then submit that data into a huge, international data base sponsored by a...

Field Notes

Bear season for 2015 is over and West Virginia hunters had another banner year, harvesting a record 3,195 bears. That number is up 34 percent over the 2014 total of 2,385 and 17 percent...

Field Notes

The abnormally warm weather of December broke records for mildness and confused Mother Nature into an early show of spring. Bulbs emerged out of the ground and some shrubs prepared to bloom. In my yard...

See how they grow

MUFFIN AND WAFFLES, above, take a January stroll with Joel Rosenthal, owner of Point of View Farm at Beard. The cubs and Rosenthal are shown, above, on a walk in May. Rosenthal became a “mother” to...

Field Notes

As 2015 comes to a close, it seems appropriate to tie up some loose ends before proceeding into the New Year. And now would be a good time to wrap up last summer’s birdhouse summary...

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...

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...