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Wildlife

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

Birds of Prey summer program returns to W.Va. State Parks

Wendy Perrone cares for raptors
Three Rivers Avian Center will present its popular “Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey” program at 12 West Virginia state parks in summer 2017, introducing audiences...

West Virginia hunters harvest 11,539 spring turkeys in 2017

West Virginia DNR Districts
Spring turkey hunters harvested 11,539 gobblers in 2017, an increase of more than 11 percent over the 2016 harvest, according to preliminary numbers provided...

Migratory Bird Day being celebrated May 13 at Coopers Rock

Overlook at Coopers Rock State Forest
The Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia will celebrate Morgantown Migratory Bird Day on May 13 at Coopers Rock State Forest, according to forest officials. The celebration...

Saturday birding hikes return to Kanawha State Forest

The popular “Birding Around the Sun” nature hikes will return to Kanawha State Forest this May, and, for the third year, the hikes will...

2017 spring gobbler season in West Virginia begins April 17

Spring Gobbler in West Virginia (WV)
Spring gobbler season in West Virginia opens Monday, April 17, and state officials are predicting a good season boosted by the 2016 cicada emergence. Hunters may...

W.Va. launches citizen's initiative to document timber rattlesnakes

Rattlesnake in West Virginia
Wildlife biologists are asking the public to become involved in a research project aimed at determining the current distribution of timber rattlesnakes in West...

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

Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Stonecliff Trail, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve,
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...

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