Bringing Back Bob (Part 2)

— Everyone Can Help Restore Wildlife Habitat On our wall hangs an ammunition poster printed in the 1940s featuring a crouched rabbit and ten Bobwhite quail. Painted by sporting artist Lynn Bogue Hunt, it cel...
Doug Pifer

Welcome Back, Bob White!

The whistled call, “Bob-White,” is seldom heard here anymore. But that may be about to change. Interested farmers and landowners in Virginia and West Virginia now have an opportunity to bring the cheerful littl...

Vultures Smell Opossum in the Air

While getting hay for the animals recently, I discovered a very big opossum had died in the barn during the night. I carried the carcass outside the paddock in my manure fork, thinking I would dispose of it lat...

Pipeline Bait and Switch

On March 26, Delegate Sammi Brown and I met with Scott Mandirola, Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and DEP General Counsel Jason Wandling. We met with them to urge t...

Rough-Wings Are Somber Swallows

I saw my first rough-winged swallow when I was a teenager fishing along a creek in western Pennsylvania. I thought it wasn’t much to look at. It had a graceful swallow shape, but otherwise it was plain and dull...