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Spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) welcome spring to West Virginia with their early March song.

Ignore groundhogs: look to frogs to announce spring

BEAVER, W.Va. — Say what you will about groundhogs, their ability to predict the arrival of spring is nowhere near as accurate as that...
Spruce forests in the Monongahela National Forest will provide the nation's 2023 Christmas Tree.

Monongahela National Forest to provide 2023 Capitol Christmas tree

ELKINS, W.Va.– The Monongahela National Forest has been selected to provide the 2023 Christmas Tree for the U.S. capitol, kicking off a year-long celebration...
Visitors stroll the boardwalks at Beartown State Park in southeastern West Virginia.

Beartown State Park a classroom for West Virginia geology

DROOP, W.Va. — Among the smallest state parks in West Virginia, 110-acre Beartown State Park is nevertheless among its most fascinating. For decades, it's...

West Virginia Trout Stocking Schedules Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2023

West Virginia Explorer Magazine publishes an updated list of waters stocked by the W.Va. Division...

Hunters harvest fewer black bears in West Virginia in 2022

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hunters harvested 1,727 black bears during the combined archery, crossbow, and firearms...

W.Va. Hunting and Fishing Show returns Jan. 20–22

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hunters and anglers who attend the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing...
Flowers grow in profusion around the Garvey House at Winona, West Virginia, in the New River Gorge.

First B&B established in New River Gorge now for sale

Nearly 35 years after it was established, the first bed-and-breakfast in the New River Gorge is on the market, and times have changed almost...
Pioneer Farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park, West Virginia

Spring photography workshop at Twin Falls set for April 7-9

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to attend West Virginia's annual spring photography workshop April 7-9 at Twin Falls State Park, which offers some...
Cleaned ramps in Bowl

New gallery displays best of West Virginia ramp fare

Have you ever seen a ramp or attended a ramp dinner? Proud West Virginia fans of the ramp are sharing photos of their favorite...
Arthur C. Clarke appears on the set of "2001: A Space Odyssey" in 1965.

Science fiction writer's predictions playing out in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke predicted the migration to rural areas now being witnessed in the U.S., says the publisher...
The valley of Indian Creek in Monroe County wanders through scenic farmscapes.

Sleepy valley of Indian Creek grows as a residential destination

Though it might sound cliche, time really does stand still in the Indian Creek valley in southern West Virginia. A winery has opened. Farmers...

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