Wildlife

AP Photo/Steve Helber, File

The health of the James River watershed continues to improve and is significantly better than it was ten years ago.  That new assessment was released Thursday morning by the James River Association.

Wildlife Academy to Instruct the Public

Sep 12, 2017

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has trained thousands of people over the years at its high-tech veterinary clinic in Waynesboro, and now the center is branching out – offering to train animal lovers around the world.  

Spotting Eagles: Counting Along the Rappahannock

Feb 1, 2017
Pamela D'Angelo

 

Bald eagles are a more common sight in Virginia, but a decade after being delisted as endangered, biologists are still keeping a close watch on their numbers and on new threats.

Bug Appetit

Oct 15, 2015

The fourth annual “Bug fest” is Saturday, 10/17 at Virginia Tech. It’s not an ‘infestation’… It’s a chance for the entomology department to celebrate insects of all kinds..  But this year, Bug FEST could turn into a ‘bug’ FEAST, and the public is invited .

“I’m going to make two recipes.  I’m going to make teriyaki grass hoppers.  I’m also going to make a deep fried Tarantula spider…

The nation’s eagle population has made a comeback, rising from a low of 417 breeding pairs in 1963 to more than 7,000 pairs in 2005.  Here in Virginia, there are more than 700 nesting eagles, but as Sandy Hausman reports,  our national bird still faces serious dangers.

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