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Opossum Post

March 2, 2015
Opossum in the Snow

Today, my wife reported seeing a opossum outside. Later, I saw the same opossum near our driveway. While opossums are normally noctornal, the Opossum Society of the United States explains you may see one during the day especially when it is cold and snowy: There are a number of reasons for opossum sightings during the…

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Fox in A Snowy Field

February 25, 2015
Zoomed In

Yesterday, I happened to see this fox along Rte 55 near Markham in Fauquier County, Virginia.

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Stephen Miklandric Sets Trophy Fish Record

February 13, 2015

Kevin Ambrose (Washington Post) reports: Stephen Miklandric didn’t just break Virginia’s record for the most trophy fish caught in one year, he shattered it. Miklandric set a new bar for…

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A February Sunrise

February 7, 2015
A February Sunrise

While I was sleeping in this morning, Kristy was out getting some great sunrise pics!

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550+ Pound Bear Shot in Fauquier County

January 30, 2015
550+ Pound Bear Shot in Fauquier County

From last month in the Washington Post: Patrick Coffey of Reva, Va., could tell the black bear was a big one as he watched it scrounge for acorns in the…

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Rolling in the Snow

January 27, 2015
Rolling in the Snow

The snow last night and this morning brought the storm total to 4 inches here on top of what was left from the previous snow. Sledding is fun, but today…

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More Fun in the Snow

January 26, 2015
The Snowcovered Appalachian Trail

The girls got to play in the snow again today thanks to 2.75 inches that fell. A bit more is possible in Virginia this evening as the storm intensifies before…

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Snow, Ice, and Finally Some Sun

January 24, 2015
The Appalachian Trail

Last night, we picked up an inch of snow followed by freezing rain overnight. Today it snowed another quarter inch before finally getting sunny mid-afternoon. Here are a few pictures…

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A Little Hike in A Little Snow

January 21, 2015
A Little Hike in A Little Snow

Kristy took the girls on a short hike on the Appalachian Trail this afternoon after an Alberta Clipper brought 1.5″ of snow to our location in the Blue Ridge Mountains…

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October, November, December 2014 Mountain Lions in Virginia Update

January 14, 2015

Here is the latest batch of mountain lion reports and stories: Old Dominion Wildlife Reports and Comments Mariah writes (10/08/2014): 9/6/14-I was driving through surry near proctors bridge rd very…

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Rolling Through The Snow and Cold

January 8, 2015
Rolling Through The Snow and Cold

Tuesday morning, The Alberta Clipper system brought 5.5 inches of snow here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Virginia. Some Virginia counties did not cancel school on Tuesday which…

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2014 Fall Snow Report

January 5, 2015
2014 Fall Snow Report

Fall Snow Historical Data With the Thanksgiving Eve snow, we got off to an exciting start to this winter’s snow season. Here’s a table showing both meteorological and astronomical fall…

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Icy Morning

December 9, 2014
Icy Morning

Freezing rain last night accreted on surfaces around the house. Temperatures are very slowly rising here, now above 30F at 12:00 noon.

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Virginia Box Turtle Reporting