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Band of Birders: A Trip to Dutch Gap

Published on October 16, 2012 by in RVA

It’s 7:30 on a chilly Saturday morning.  Most of the world is taking advantage of the weekend and sleeping in all nice and comfy under their warm blankets.  I, on the other hand, am heading down to a place called Dutch Gap to watch a group of LOONS catching birds and fitting them for bracelets.

 
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Last Call for Butterflies

Published on October 11, 2012 by in RVA

If you really think about it, they are one of the strangest creatures on Earth.  They start out with hundreds of little feet on worm-like bodies (except for the inch worm, which is missing most of it’s legs in the middle) that eat either a strict vegetarian diet or eat other bugs, they then wrap

 
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Who You Gonna Call?: At the New Pump House

Published on September 28, 2012 by in RVA

You know what makes me feel good? Ghost bustin’. And you know what else makes me feel good? The James River Park System. When a friend from the Center for Paranormal Research & Investivation (CPRI, www.virginiaghosts.com) mentioned that he was headed out to the Byrd Park Pumphouse at night I donned my camera bag (no

 
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Huguenot Flatwater

It’s starting to get cooler in Richmond. Chlorophyll is just starting to disappear as the pigment of choice for our photosynthesizing friends. Students have returned to school. Our roads are once again filled with fixed gear bicycles, skinny jeans, and horn-rimmed glasses. Pumpkin flavored everything is making it’s way onto the market. It’s that time

 
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Happy Birkenhead Day!

I don’t have any photos for this, but I wanted to help bring back this colonial holiday.  It’s America’s Guy Fawkes Day, except without the creepy (read cool)  masks, super-hero, and cool rhyme. Read more about the first attempt of indentured servants to become quickly un-indentured (couldn’t they have just taken their teeth out?) on

 
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From Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek: Getting the Last Few Drops of Summer

Published on September 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Summer is quickly coming to a close, and as Ned Stark would remind you that means winter is coming.  So, let’s take a minute and squeeze every last drop out of summer that we possibly can! And what better way to milk the waning summer in Outside Magazine’s BEST RIVER TOWN than to get out on the

 
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Go Squirrels!

Published on September 3, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Well, we lost.  But at least we did it spectacularly.

 
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Paw Paw Season has Arrived!

Published on August 21, 2012 by in Uncategorized

I just wanted to throw a link out there to a nice article by my friends at Richmond Outside.  Prior to reading, I had no idea what a Paw Paw was, let alone that they are growing along the banks of the James!  You can read the article here: http://richmondoutside.com/2012/08/20/paw-paw-season-has-arrived/  We found a ton of them

 
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Duck It!: The Big Brothers Big Sisters 23rd Annual Duck Race

Published on August 14, 2012 by in Uncategorized

We have Great Blue Herons that visit Downtown yearly to teach us about the birds and the… well… the birds.  We have royal murmerations of Purple Martins that make RVA a stop-over on the trip from Canada to Brazil.  We also have another winged visitor that arrives to the banks of the James every year.  We’re

 
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Published on August 10, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Every year they return.  They come by the thousands, and completely alter Richmond.  They change traffic patterns.  They stay up until all hours of the night making noise and annoying the locals.  They occupy prime real estate in the city.  They generally make a mess and have a certain smell about them. I am referring,

 
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