Ticks…in Winter??

After contracting Lyme Disease last summer, and then finding another attached deer tick a month after recovering (and after hearing that Sandy’s daughter is dealing with a tick-borne illness), I’ve become pretty paranoid about ticks. I was wondering whether there’s any risk of tick bites in the winter and googled it. I found this article,…

Rufous Hummingbird: Rare Winter Visitor to Swoope, VA

A friend had an interesting experience with a Rufous hummingbird. I asked them to write about it and include some pictures. – Jason Hallacher, HMN Advisor Maybe laziness can occasionally have its rewards? Our hummingbird feeder was frequented by bees after the departure of the Ruby-throated hummingbirds in October, so we decided to leave it…

DWR Trout Stocking Explained 

The DWR stocked trout program puts about 800,000 catchable-sized trout into 400 miles of streams.Photo by Meghan Marchetti/DWR Chapter advisor Jason Hallacher passed along this article. Not only does it have good information but also this will help in case volunteers are approached by anglers and have questions about trout stocking. DWR Trout Stocking Explained By Steve…

Good News from the DWR Bumble Bee Survey

Photo: Ellison Orcutt/ DCR Natural Heritage ProgramA Rusty Patched Bumble Bee observed at Highland WMA. On August 5, Region 4 DWR staff (Dept. of Wildlife Resources) and a DCR field zoologist (Dept. of Conservation and Recreation) conducted a Bumble bee survey on the Highland WMA (Wildlife Management Area). While surveying a proposed Restore the Wild Pollinator fields,…

It’s all about the Park!

Photo: aarp.orgShenandoah National Park The September 2020 newsletter focuses on the Shenandoah National Park, and this piece covers the online places you can go, which are many! Please explore! Phase Three: What You Need to KnowThis page of the Shenandoah National Park site gives you all the information you need to know about parking, campgrounds,…