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A Wild World of Salamanders

| September 5, 2011

A hidden army of gelatinous wrig­glers lurks all around, its soldiers seldom seen except by those who know where to hunt. These are amphibious battalions: the salamanders. The New River region has salamanders in spades; in fact, these secretive animals are easily the most numerous vertebrates (back-boned animals) in our area. Southern West Virginia and […]

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Trails: Local Favorites

| July 10, 2011

  Oh, we’ve got trails. We’ve got skinny trails that wind along the ridgelines and wide ones that gently slope down to lake’s edge. We’ve got trails with views and trails that tunnel under thick rhododendrons. Which one should you pick, you ask?  Read on for recommendations from local trail junkies who know them best. […]

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