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Field Notes

The weather was unusually warm and dry last week promising to jump start us into springtime. A little bit of rain fell on Sunday, just enough to inspire the early amphibians to come...

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

Potpourri Lots to talk about in the natural world this week, so let’s take a quick look-see at the world around us. First, an update on the cavity nesting season, which started out so well with...

Field Notes – February 13 –

This coming weekend marks the return of the Great Backyard Bird Count. From February 14 to the 17th, volunteers around the world will identify and count birds in their yards and communities and then...

Can’t ‘bear’ to be away

ROSE AND HER cub, C.D., paid a visit to their old stomping ground, Point of View Farm at Beard, a couple of weeks ago. The pair showed up after dark on a Saturday night...

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,...

Field Notes

The Department of Natural Resources has released its final numbers on the 2014 deer seasons and it reflects an across the board decline in all the harvests. The antlerless take was down by...