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,…

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…