Tag: Virginia

November 8, 2017

Native plants boost backyard bird biodiversity

To feed their young, many species of birds hunt for insects in people’s yards, which comprise much of the American landscape. A new chickadee study from the Washington metropolitan area...

May 23, 2017

Virginia snake ID “hotline” helps spare harmless snakes

A snake identification “hotline” launched by a private wildlife removal business in Virginia has become an overnight sensation, with queries pouring in from around the state and across the country...

February 7, 2017

More deer may mean fewer songbirds

Large deer populations can be a nuisance for suburban drivers and gardeners, but new research shows they may also play a role in decreasing songbird populations. “Some birds need low-lying...

February 29, 2016

Virginia Chapter meets to discuss collaboration and certification

The Virginia Chapter of The Wildlife Society held their annual meeting Feb. 23–24, where members discussed the role TWS plays in facilitating networking, mentorship and professional development. TWS Government Affairs...

March 23, 2015

Rare Raptor Crashes in Radford, Virginia

A small falcon species made a rare visit to Virginia earlier this month, and literally arrived with a bang. A young Merlin falcon (Falco columbarius) that crash-landed was found and...