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Northern Fauquier Community Park Trail

March 21, 2015
Northern Fauquier Community Park Trail

We’ve been going to the Northern Fauquier Community Park just east of Marshall, Virginia a lot lately. The park has playgrounds and a nice paved bike/jogging trail. The Trail The trail circuit is 1.54 miles long. I usually start near the Oak Glen Shelter so my wife and I can take turns running while our…

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Happy First Day of Spring

March 20, 2015
Happy First Day of Spring

Woke up to 4″ of snow this morning… 11:25a Update: 4.25″ snow accumulation total The girls enjoyed sledding in the backyard today.

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Tai Chi Teacher Strangles Rabid Raccoon

March 17, 2015
Tai Chi Teacher Strangles Rabid Raccoon

The Washington Post reports: The Henrico County, Va., woman was walking alone looking at birds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, where she volunteers. She suddenly noticed what appeared to be…

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Deer in the Snow

March 7, 2015
Deer in the Snow

This evening, I spotted this deer along our road.

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March 5th Snow

March 6, 2015
March 5th Snow

Yesterday, we had the biggest snow storm of the season. I measured 9.5″ at our place. Today, I took my wife’s car to get its annual state inspection. There was…

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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…

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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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Virginia Box Turtle Reporting