Category Archives: Animals & Wildlife

Camping at Smith Mountain Lake State Park – July 14-16, 2020

When we visited Smith Mountain Lake State Park on New Year’s Day 2015, it was COLD! It was SO cold that we didn’t spend much time outside exploring, but we hoped to come back another time when we could really … Continue reading

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Camping at Bear Creek Lake State Park – June 7-9, 2020

For our second trip of 2020, we went to Bear Creek Lake State Park in Cumberland County, VA. After doing a day trip to this park in 2016, we thought it would be nice to camp where we could also … Continue reading

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Ferals – May 2020

In December 2016 when I became aware of feral cats on my school’s campus, I started trapping them to have them spayed or neutered through our local SPCA’s TNR program. (TNR stands for Trap-Neuter-Return.) Since then I’ve been feeding them … Continue reading

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“Law-Abiding” Ferals – December 22, 2019

I assume that most societies establish rules and laws to help maintain order, and based on my observations this morning, it would appear that communities of feral cats function in much the same way. The ferals that I feed apparently … Continue reading

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Virginia Beach – November 2019

As much as we love our mountains, it’s nice to be just a few hour’s drive away from the ocean. While I-64 is the fastest way to get to there, we usually opt to do a slower and more scenic … Continue reading

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