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Recent Trailcam Pictures

August 26, 2014
Recent Trailcam Pictures

Here are a few of our trailcam pictures recently downloaded.

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Great Blue Heron

August 20, 2014
Great Blue Heron

Last weekend, we went to Northern Fauquier Community Park, which has playgrounds and a paved trail. We saw a great blue heron in one of the fields.

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Hummingbird Moths

August 10, 2014

This weekend, we went to Montecello with some good friends of ours. I accidentally forgot my camera, but my friend Frank N. gave me permission to share this video of…

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Happy Creek Trail Extended

July 18, 2014
Happy Creek Trail Extended

Front Royal extended another one of its trails recently. The Happy Creek Trail has been extended south of Rte 55 to Criser Road. The trail now connects Main Street with…

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Happy Fifth of July!

July 8, 2014
First Landing Fireworks

Our family went to Virginia Beach for the holiday weekend. We left Thursday ahead of the storms and made it to Virginia Beach before Hurricane Arthur. Mainly impacting the North…

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May and June 2014 Virginia Mountain Lions Update

July 2, 2014

The following reports of Virginia mountain lions were received during the last two months: Heather H. wrote on 5/16/2014: I just saw a cougar/mountain lion cross the street in front…

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Camping at Mathews Arm

June 29, 2014
View from Skyline Drive

Camping at Mathews Arm Our four-year-old had been wanting to go camping, so we took the family to Mathews Arm Campground in Shenandoah National Park. They have 180 sites and…

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Eastham Park Trail Extended

June 24, 2014
Eastham Park Trail Extended

[Updated 2014] The new Eastham Park trail has been extended in Front Royal, Virginia. The trail starts in Eastham Park on Luray Avenue and heads almost exactly one mile to…

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Fox Kits on Brian Balik’s Site

June 9, 2014

Brian Balik’s A Case of Wildlife Fever site has some great pictures and video of young red foxes. Brian is an avid camera trapper in Northern Virginia. Speaking of trailcams,…

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Spring Wildflowers

May 30, 2014
Jack in the Pulpit (photo by Kristy)

Earlier, I posted pictures of coltsfoot, bloodroot, and Virginia bluebells. Here are some more pictures (mostly taken by Kristy) capturing the second half of the spring wildflower season. Rue Anemone…

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Black Bear in the Backyard

May 29, 2014
Black Bear

Kristy took these pictures of a black bear in our backyard earlier this week. I believe it’s a momma bear, as we saw a cub in the woods as it…

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Red-headed Woodpecker

May 21, 2014
Red-headed Woodpecker

Here are a couple of pictures I took through a window after spotting this red headed woodpecker from the house. I believe this was my first time seeing one. I…

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More Flooding

May 17, 2014
More Flooding

Heavy downpours Thursday night caused flooding over portions of Virginia. While out today, I took this picture in Rappahannock County. The Capital Weather Gang has an article with a list…

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Virginia Box Turtle Reporting