Virginia Gray Squirrels

In Virginia, there are six species of squirrel:  Eastern Fox Squirrel, Gray Squirrel, Red Squirrel, Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel, Northern Flying Squirrel, and Southern Flying Squirrel.  The last three are endangered species.  For the other three, hunting season is underway.  It started September 1st and ends February 28.  Squirrels can cause trouble for homeowners, especially […]

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Where are those young foxes?

They are still around and are as cute as ever.  It appears there are two left, and we sometimes see both of them together. They enjoy hiding in the tall grass and weeds.  They probably haven’t caught on that there are those nasty ticks everywhere. This one seemed to be eating some weeds or else […]

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Virginia Birds in the Backyard

In this post, I wanted to show you the collection of photos taken by my son over the course of the summer.  The bird above wanted to remain anonymous at first. Seeing the feathers on its belly gave it away.  It’s a Robin of course.  They are everywhere! But here is my favorite bird to […]

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Virginia Deer Caught on Camera

Deer are sweet looking animals, but they have some downsides too, not the least of which is being large garden pests.  Our backyard is fenced in, but of course they can easily jump over the fence or find gaps to squeeze through.  Their infiltration of our backyard hasn’t been too bad this season.  Is it […]

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