The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has released a new version of the publication "Managing Land in the Piedmont of Virginia for Birds and Other Wildlife". This handbook, available as a free PDF, provides information for private landowners on improving and maintaining habitat on their properties. Although it covers habitats found in the Piedmont, these same habitats are found in other physiographic provinces as well, so this primer is useful across the state.
Last Call for Photos!
VDGIF is still accepting submissions for their annual photo contests, up until Monday, February 6. We have traditionally had several Virginia Master Naturalists be winners or runners-up in the contest. Consider submitting your best shots to one of this year's categories: Virginia Fauna, Virginia Landscapes, Textures & Patterns, or The Sporting Life. Full contest details can be found on the VDGIF blog.