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Back in the saddle

By Jeff Turner Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 5th through the 7th on the Blackwater below Franklin. Spirit of Freezing Deer did not ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributor.

The saga of the pond cypress

By John Bunch Master Naturalist A few years back I signed up for a project called RareQuest that was a joint partnership between the Master ... Read more

3 months ago by Contributor.

Don’t toss your Christmas tree

By Mark Carroll Live tree? Obviously, you can replant it. If you haven’t had much luck finding live trees, you probably settled for a cut ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Sidewalk crack mosses

By Helen Hamilton The growing season for most plants is over by the end of fall — even the asters that can persist into December ... Read more

4 months ago by Contributor.

Connecting to nature using soft eyes, hard eyes

By Stella Payne Master Gardener   Do you truly see your surroundings? Does your busy life jade your ability to see details acutely — in ... Read more

4 months ago by Contributor.

Don’t stress your Holiday cacti

By Mark C. Carroll Master Gardener Holiday Catcti (sp. Schlumbegera) are tropical jungle cacti that are certainly not new to most home gardeners. However, I ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

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American Bittersweet popular as holiday decoration

Oriental Bittersweet also pretty, but highly invasive By Helen Hamilton American Bittersweet Celastrus scandens Bittersweet is popular for home decorations around the holiday season. It ... Read more

5 months ago by Contributor.

Human trash

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 9th through the 11th (my Bday) on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was 41 degrees, a little ... Read more

5 months ago by Jeff Turner.

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Birds, birds and more birds

By Jo Weaver Master Naturalist When I first saw the land for which I would become caretaker, it was without birds. The parcel was 12 ... Read more

5 months ago by Contributor.

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Nottoway Ghost Deer

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 19th through the 21st on the Nottoway below the Bronco Club. The water was 50 degrees, high, fast ... Read more

5 months ago by Jeff Turner.

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