As a heavy blanket of snow recently fell over the Shenandoah Valley, the avian community was busy searching for seeds or dried berries still visible and accessible above the record-breaking storm

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                         These butternut wooly worm larvae were seen along the Town of Washington, VA nature path in July 2015 Ranking near the top of the naturalist’s what-the-heck-is-that list is a

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Black Oak – Quercus velutina In its heyday, the Virginia Oak Tannery in Luray, Virginia processed 1800 steer hides daily. Within the facility, up to 100,000 cattle hides were in

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This last week in February*, the Shenandoah Valley has experienced record-breaking low temperatures, accompanied by blasts of frigid arctic wind whipping across fields and open land. In such conditions, evergreen

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