According to this article in the Washington Post on January 30, 2017 a salty new oyster variety originating from Windmill Point on Virginia’s Northern Neck is making headlines.
A recent Washington Post article entitled Have a scientific passion? Become a citizen scientist . . . reviews a recent publication by Caren Cooper entitled Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery. As the daughter of an entomologist, … Continued
A forest is much more than trees. It is an ecological system made up of all the organisms that inhabit it – from trees to mosses, and from birds to bacteria. All are interdependent, and the interactions among the living … Continued
Latest report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Underwater grasses expanded 21 percent. The blue crab population jumped 35 percent. The Bay’s native oyster population, a critical species that naturally filters the Bay’s water, is rebounding. For the past two years, … Continued
Want a close-up look at Northern Neck native plants? Visit these demonstration gardens that were designed to showcase the beauty, benefits and variety of native plants. All of these public sites feature Virginia native plants, many of which are indigenous … Continued
The Northern Neck of Virginia, located between the Potomac River to the north and the Rappahannock River to the south, is home to some truly great birding. Because of its proximity to the Chesapeake Bay, its large expanses of undeveloped land … Continued
Northern Neck Vulnerabilities to Climate Change Posted September 19, 2016 By Dr. Greg Haugan We are very fortunate that we live here in the Northern Neck. Although we are less impacted by various aspects of ongoing climate change than many … Continued
Located in Westmoreland County, Longwood University’s Hull Springs Farm is a living, breathing outdoor classroom for educational events, research and other programs. Hull Springs Farm consists of 662 acres including farmland, forest, shorelines and wetlands contributing to extraordinary diverse wildlife habitat. Included in … Continued