Category: Animals

2018: The Wettest Year

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…

Barred Owl Release

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…

Momma and Cub

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: