Same Great Department–New Name!

  Starting July 1, 2020, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is now the Department of Wildlife Resources or Virginia DWR. Why the name change? In general, it is to reflect more accurately the wide range of their activities and responsibilities. Check out the Virginia DWR website for a complete explanation and other great…

Taking a Birthday Hike Up “Cliff Trail”

Photo: by Dave Forrer Fringed Polygala (Polygala paucifolia), Cliff Trail Hone Quarry It’s always fun to discover a new trail. For my birthday hike (May 12), Patsy and I walked up “Cliff Trail” across from the Hone Quarry picnic area. There’s a beautiful outcrop/overlook only about 30 minutes up the trail.  And beyond that, there were lots…