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Scott Shalaway: Oaks and acorns

The concept of conservation, using resources sustainably over time, is relatively new. Early on we learned that even super abundant renewable resources can be depleted. In fact, the extinction of passenger pigeons just 100 years ago and the near...

Scott Shalaway: Oaks and acorns

The concept of conservation, using resources sustainably over time, is relatively new. Early on we learned that even super abundant renewable resources can be depleted. In fact, the extinction of passenger pigeons just 100 years ago and the near...

Hanging Rock Observatory hosts workshops on raptors, Allegheny Trail

A former Jefferson National Forest fire tower, the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory is used each autumn to monitor the annual fall migration of hawks, eagles and other birds of prey. Saturday’s workshop on raptor identification will include a...

Celebrated archer to headline W.Va.’s celebration of hunting, fishing
Celebrated archer to headline W.Va.’s celebration of hunting, fishing

Legendary archer Byron Ferguson will headline this year’s edition of West Virginia’s National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration.

The two-day event, scheduled for Sept. 27-28 at Stonewall Jackson State Park near Weston, will...

Opportunity leads archer Addington away from W.Va.
Opportunity leads archer Addington away from W.Va.

WINFIELD — West Virginia means the world to Frank Addington Jr. That’s why he’ll miss it so much.

On Monday, Addington, 47, will load his wife and kids into the family SUV and begin the long drive to his new home near San...

Kanawha State Forest program to tell bluebirds’ story
Kanawha State Forest program to tell bluebirds’ story

Everyone loves bluebirds.

For that reason alone, Kanawha State Forest officials expect a nice crowd for today’s Bird of the Month presentation at the forest’s swimming-pool area.

Master naturalist Rob Bailey will conduct the...

Outdoor ‘selfies’ can become dangerous

So, boys and girls, today let’s talk about selfies.

You know — those pictures people take of themselves with their cell phones while standing in an interesting place, meeting an interesting person, or doing an interesting thing?...

Outdoors Calendar for week of 8-3-14

Today

The Putnam County Gun Club will hold a bull’s-eye pistol match, 9 a.m., at the club’s range near Eleanor. Call 304-246-1841.

Aug. 9

The Kanawha Valley Regulators will hold a Cowboy Action Shooting match,...

Offbeat activities are the new norm at Pipestem State Park
Offbeat activities are the new norm at Pipestem State Park

PIPESTEM — Visitors to West Virginia’s Pipestem State Park have no shortage of unusual ways to spend their time.

In addition to the usual park fare — hiking, fishing, sightseeing, horseback...

Record number of bald eagle nests found in Southern W.Va.
Record number of bald eagle nests found in Southern W.Va.

Although collisions with a train and a car in the New River Gorge kept what had been Southern West Virginia’s only known nesting pair of bald eagles from producing offspring this year, birders and naturalists in the area recently confirmed the...

W.Va. park naturalists focus on entertainment as well as nature
W.Va. park naturalists focus on entertainment as well as nature

LAVALETTE — Melissa Cardina’s official title is “park naturalist,” but that only describes part of what she does.

“It’s not just about nature,” she said. “It’s about event planning,...

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