The fall colors this year were among the most beautiful and long lasting I remember.
As we drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway Sunday, the forests were still alight with yellow and red in this remarkable autumn.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a record number of people have turned to birding for solace and a way to connect with the natural world.
A series of high, thin calls drew my attention to a cedar tree, where a frantically flitting bird displayed a yellow crown.
The photos are ghastly: piles of dead foxes and coyotes tossed in the back of trucks.
As we launched our canoe and paddled upstream from Big Island, we left the main stem of the James River and felt miles from civilization.
This summer we have heard and seen cuckoos all around us. While I’m talking about birds, you may interpret that statement as you wish.
A destructive insect has traveled by train to Lynchburg, prompting concern among grape, peach, apple and hops growers.
The death of the planet as we have known it is well under way.
As I watched a goldfinch land on a coneflower, the stem lowered slowly to the ground, but didn’t break.
Growing up on a cattle farm, I was taught that groundhogs were a nuisance.
The quiet cooing of the mourning dove is soulful, though I have never found it mournful.
‘End cruel wildlife-killing contests in Virginia,” said the message from the Center for Biological Diversity.
A mysterious ailment has sickened and killed thousands of songbirds in several mid-Atlantic states. It seems juvenile birds may be most susceptible.
Carrie Underwood's friend Constantine Maroulis - who she met when they both competed on the 2005 series of 'American Idol' - has shared a story recalling an incident in which the 'Inside Your Heaven' hitmaker accidentally stood on a bird and killed it.
As of July 1, it became illegal to keep Eastern box turtles as pets in Virginia because these popular reptiles are in decline.
Many media outlets are reporting declining fertility rates in the U.S., Japan and much of the world as a crisis.
Several readers have asked about the bird mortalities that have been occurring since May in northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryl…
A mysterious number of bird deaths in several states has experts working to assess what is happening.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds reliably arrive in central Virginia in mid-April, and most people who feed them have regular visitors.
Set a timer for three minutes. Record every bird you hear and see.
For several weeks I have heard bees buzzing overhead as I work in our small vegetable garden. Upon close inspection, I discovered the tree was…
Just after 6 a.m. Friday, we walked slowly to a pond off Coffee Road to search for our first bird of the day.
On a hike along the Blackwater Creek Trail this spring, I heard a rattling noise that made me jump.