Animals

Striped Skunk

February 25, 2019
Striped Skunk

Yesterday, we saw this striped skunk out in the neighborhood. I think it’s the first skunk picture I’ve gotten as I usually only see roadkill skunks during the daytime. This evening while out for a walk, I saw another one but didn’t have my camera with me.

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2018: The Wettest Year

January 18, 2019
Flooding as Seen from Rte 619

As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: 2018 was the wettest year on record for dozens of towns and cities in Virginia. Long-term weather observing stations that broke annual precipitation records include: Roanoke 62.45 inches. Previous record: 58.81 inches in 1948. Records date to 1912. Lynchburg 65.7 inches. Previous record: 59.71 inches in 1972. Records date to…

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Two-Headed Copperhead Snake

October 18, 2018

When I first saw this story, I wondered if it could be “fake news.” However, it has been confirmed. A rare two-headed copperhead snake was found in Woodbridge, Virginia.

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Barred Owl Release

September 23, 2018
Owl Release at Arterra Wines in Delaplane, Virginia on 9/21/2018.

Last Friday, we got to see a barred owl released at Arterra Wines and Hawkmoth Arts. When the owl was very young, it apparently fell out if its nest and was found injured on the ground. The owl was rehabilitated and released by Dr. Belinda Burwell of Wildlife Veterinary Care which cares for sick and…

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Young Black Bear in Backyard

June 27, 2018
Young Black Bear in the Backyard

This evening, we spotted this young black bear in the backyard. It appeared to have mange. Pictures below:

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Momma and Cub

June 9, 2018
Close-up of the Black Bear Cub

One reason to keep your speed in check on Skyline Drive is you otherwise might miss seeing wildlife from the road. Yesterday we spotted this Momma Bear and her cub:

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