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Plants and Wildlife in Charlottesville

Central Virginia Strawberries Ready To Pick

May 9, 2013

In addition to the downtown Farmer’s Market in Charlottesville, there are plenty of places in Central Virginia where you can find strawberries in full season right now.  And many of us enjoy the sunny sticky juicy pleasure of picking our own strawberries.  We’re in luck.  Here’s a link where you can line up your visit […]

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Saunders Brothers Plant Sale

May 8, 2013

Saunders Brothers Market Piney River, VA Saunders Brothers Annual Retail Plant sale will be this Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8AM to 5PM. Get there early to get the best of the best! Music will be provided by Kim and Jimbo. Next Saturday, May 18, 2013 will be grilling and sampling of their beef. Yum! […]

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Charlottesville Dogwood Festival Tree Sale

March 21, 2013

March 29 and 30th, 2013 All Day Until Sold Out Barrack’s Road Shopping Center Your purchase of a Dogwood Tree will help benefit the Charlottesvlle Dogwood Festival. Various sizes and colors will be available. Best to go on Friday the 29th because they sometimes sell out on the first day. For a complete look of […]

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Landowner’s Wood and Wildlife Conference

February 2, 2013

February 23, 2013 8:30AM to 4:00PM Daniel Technology Center Germanna Community College Culpeper, VA This all day conference is for all to learn about woods, wildlife and other natural resources to Bring Out the Best in Your Property. For more information and to register you can download this Brochure .

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Piedmont Landscaping Association Seminar

January 30, 2013

February 20 and 21, 2013 The Paramount Theater Charlottesville, VA The Piedmont Landscaping Associations annual seminar strives to bring gardening enthusiasts and landscape professionals together. The seminar will start with a dinner/fundraiser to benefit the McIntire Botanical Garden. Tracy DiSabato-Aust will be one of the guest speakers. To register and for more information please visit […]

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Charlottesville Wildlife Artist Wins

November 4, 2012

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has awarded their 2013 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp to an artist from Charlottesville, Ron Louque.   Another Virginian, Guy Crittendon of Richmond, placed 2nd in the competition. Ron Louque has won 30 conservation stamp contests over the years, and this year’s entry of a pair of mallards on a […]

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Deer on Virginia’s Highways

October 30, 2012

It’s a dubious honor.  Once again Virginia has been ranked in the Top Ten states for auto-deer crashes.  The statistics are compiled by State Farm Insurance and you can learn more about it HERE.  They say that  1 in every 103 Virginians will be involved in a car/deer collision. In case you’re wondering, the state with […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Va Photo

September 30, 2012

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469-mile meandering road that runs all the way from the Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina to the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, winding its way along the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As you can see from the photo, the views from the Parkway are extraordinary. Skyline Drive […]

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Beautiful Wide Charlize

September 18, 2012

From the beginning, she volunteered.   We didn’t choose her and probably wouldn’t have chosen her if we relied on our own instincts.  But she just showed up in our yard.   Yes, she volunteered for the job and she became 60 square feet of petunia on one plant, all from one stem.   It began innocently in […]

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National Planting Day

August 26, 2012

Sept. 8th marks the kickoff of a first annual event, when communities throughout the country will be busy sharing a similar task…. National Planting Day.   A main goal of the event is to take advantage of the fall planting season to encourage people to plant local species of plants that support local ecosystems.   In addition, communities […]

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