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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...

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...

Storm Ducks

Don’t you just hate it when the weatherman is right? Take for instance, the snowstorm predicted for November 26th, the day before Thanksgiving.  They called for snow to start about 2 a.m., and truthfully it...

Field Notes

Pump Up the Volume Step out the door at daylight and you are bound to hear the robins announcing their presence and marking their territory. A little higher in the trees, cardinals are letting...

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

Last Friday, it rained lightly all day.  First time in a long time that we have seen that.  Not a lot of rain and certainly not a drought breaker but maybe just enough rain...

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 synopsis of a...

Field Notes

The Bruffy’s Creek Yayhoo by Devin McCoy   It was early fall, I was camping on a private piece of land in Bruffy’s Creek. The tract of land borders the outer most region of the Cranberry Wilderness....