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A Toad, A Salamander, and Worms

October 26, 2014
A Toad, A Salamander, and Worms

Gretchen, my oldest daughter, loves finding critters. Here are some pictures of some of her finds this fall.

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Gooney Manor Loop

October 25, 2014
Gooney Manor Loop

The girls and I watched Kristy run the Greasy Gooney 10k run this morning which takes place in Browntown, Virginia. The weather was gorgeous. The run follows the Gooney Manor…

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Clouds and Mountains

October 16, 2014
Clouds and Mountains

Nice view this morning after a dreary/rainy few days. We picked up 4″ of rain in the past week.

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July, August, and September 2014 Virginia Mountain Lions Update

October 9, 2014

The following reports of Virginia mountain lions were received during the last two months: Old Dominion Wildlife Reports and Comments [July 2014: No Reports Received] Rachel writes (8/1/2014): I live…

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Our Bad Luck Tree

September 19, 2014
Our Bad Luck Tree

Soon after we moved in, we planted a dogwood tree in front of our house.  The poor tree has endured damage from heavy snows, ice storms, and buck scrapes.  I…

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Black Bear in the Frontyard

September 16, 2014
Black Bear in the Frontyard

This bear photo was taken a couple weeks ago through a window.

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Ironweed and Butterflies

September 15, 2014
Ironweed and Butterflies

Some ironweed growing in the backyard attracted a lot of butterflies this summer.  Here are a couple of butterfly pictures (tiger swallowtail and great spangled fritillary).

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Sunflower

September 14, 2014
Sunflower

This past spring, my daughter planted some sunflower seeds at pre-school.  One sunflower survived and bloomed this summer.

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Buck and Doe

September 12, 2014
Buck and Doe

Here is a photo of a buck and doe that Kristy took along our road in August. I’ve gotten a little behind on updating the blog but hopefully will get…

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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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Virginia Box Turtle Reporting