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Virginia Wildlife

'Epidemic Of Poaching' Tackled At Start Of Public Oyster Season

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 12.01.2013 | DC

Virginia's public oyster season opens today, and authorities will be cracking down on what they call "an epidemic of poaching." The Virginia Marine P...

Why Are Virginia's Dolphins Dying?

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 10.14.2013 | DC

A dolphin die-off in the Mid-Atlantic region is hitting Virginia hardest. Nearly 50 dolphins were found dead or dying in Virginia in July -- seven ti...

Great News About Bald Eagles!

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 09.25.2013 | DC

On the Fourth of July, hundreds of people flopped in chairs and blankets along Shields Lake in Byrd Park to await a fireworks show. The fireworks cam...

Oh No!

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 07.07.2013 | DC

RICHMOND -- Virginia and James, stars of last year's Richmond Eagle Cam, have lost one of their two chicks. Eagle expert Bryan Watts said today that ...

Virginia Caves Become Killing Chambers For Bats

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 07.01.2013 | DC

A mysterious disease that devastated bats in the Northeast is now turning Virginia caves into similar killing chambers, wiping out 89 to 99 percent of...

Rare Falcons' Family Grows, In Precarious Place

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 06.12.2013 | DC

You often get a new house when your family grows. That's certainly the case with Ozzie and Harriet, Richmond's rare falcon pair. The peregrine falcon...

Well Hello There Baby Eagles!

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 05.14.2013 | DC

Virginia and James, the stars of last year's Richmond Eagle Cam, have a new home and family. Bird expert Bryan Watts said Wednesday that he spotted "...

Arin Greenwood

LOOK: AMAZING Northern Virginia Wildlife Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.08.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Brian Balik is looking for flying squirrels. In Northern Virginia. "That's right, the D.C. area is home to many flying squirrels," he...