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Welcome to the Wildlife news category at West Virginia Explorer, where you'll find a compendium of news regarding wildlife in West Virginia.

14th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend April 28-30

Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Stonecliff Trail, New River Gorge National River,
Celebrate the glory of Appalachian spring on the New River, in the New River Gorge, and beyond during the fourteenth annual New River Gorge...

Biologists seek help finding whip-poor-wills in W.Va.

Illustration of Whip-poor-will
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is seeking public help in locating whip-poor-wills, rural songbirds that may be on...

Even in suburbs, unprotected food sources attract bear

Black Bear photo courtesy West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Once rare in many parts of West Virginia, black bear are now found in all counties, and officials are reminding residents that interactions increase...

Spring 2014 park specials include cabin discounts

White Trilium, Kanawha State Forest
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Birding programs, wildflower walks, and discounted cabin rates are among the spring tonics being proffered in West Virginia state parks...

New River wildflower walks set for April 25-27

Spring Beauty
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. -- Now in its eleventh year, the New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend in southern West Virginia has become a tradition and continues...

Wildflowers on track for spring 2014 in West Virginia

Redbud in blossom near Far, West Virginia, Wetzel County, Northern Panhandle Region
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Spring wildflowers are on track for a timely blossom in West Virginia, according to staff at state and national parks. Unseasonable temperatures...

Spring peepers in W.Va. break into chorus mid-March

Spring Peeper
At least by the second week of March, West Virginians are being serenaded by a chorus of spring peepers, a  sure sign winter is...

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