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Cows contribute to fecal coliform

By Jeff Turner Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 5th through the 7th on the Blackwater below and above Franklin. The water was at ... Read more

1 week ago by Jeff Turner.

Wildlife can give dead trees another life

By Kristi Hendricks Master Gardener Stumped whether to take down the tree that died last winter or grind out the resulting remnant remaining in your ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Contributor.

turkey buzzard

Not so cuddly visitor

By Mary Catherine Foster Master Naturalist Before darkness sets in each day, I take any table scraps and refrigerator garbage to the tree line about ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Mistflower ideal for monarch butterflies

By Helen Hamilton Mistflower Conoclinium coelestinum (formerly Eupatorium coelestinum) This is one of the native perennials highly regarded as nectar food for monarch butterflies. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Contributor.

Crape myrtles are the ‘lilacs of the South’

By Kristi Hendricks Master Gardener Crape myrtle is the “plant of the 100-day bloom.” Don’t we long for more plants to deliver such stellar performance ... Read more

1 month ago by Contributor.

Natural Landscaping Part 2

By Brenda Peters Master Naturalist In my first column, I shared how I had decided to make better use of a natural landscape using a ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Confessions of an amateur sportsman

‘Stabbed by a Nottoway River Catfish’ By Allen Harper I have always enjoyed the simplicity of catfishing. I suppose it started while growing up in ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributor.

Natural Landscaping Part 2

By Brenda Peters Master Naturalist In my first column, I shared how I had decided to make better use of a natural landscape using a ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributor.

A chick-chick here, a chick-chick there

SURRY These motley Amercauna chicks (aka Easter Egg layers) were photographed by Zoey Compton, 10, of Surry for the area online 4-H photo contest that ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributor.

It’s canning season

Gardens are growing and farmers markets are open! We all enjoy the fresh, local produce while it is in season but that season is short. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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