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Be Bear Aware

Virginia is home to a healthy population of black bears – one of our biggest conservation success stories. Black bears are found almost everywhere throughout the Commonwealth, so it is common for people to live, work and play in bear…
Finding local food

Local food is a hot topic of discussion nowadays. More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of sourcing food locally — from boosting their community’s economy to having a smaller ecological ‘footprint.’
Bee Happy: Come watch the bees

Wow! This season has been a roller coaster of a ride for not only our bees but for us as well. It seems as if the weather changes from one day to the next, with temperatures ranging in the 70s…
Wild Ideas: Pollen on the way?

Pollen season is almost upon us and, thanks to the relatively warm winter, may arrive sooner than expected. The culprits spewing what, for some of us, is an annoying allergen are members of the juniper family. This is the only…