Finding Freshwater Mussels on the Riverbank

Mike Roberts, naturalist and educator, says that a sign of a healthy stream is finding freshwater mussel shells on the riverbank. Recently he found shells on the banks of the scenic Banister River where it flows through the Town of Halifax Virginia.…

Climb Every Mountain

I tried mountain climbing. Once. Never again. Several years ago, my sister-in-law Linda, and I drove to Bangor, Maine, to visit my daughter. We took a leisurely route stopping over along the way to spend the night with friends. We arrived in…

American Heroes Day 2019

Our annual Veterans Appreciation Day has been scheduled! The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation is proud to host this event to honor the men and women who have bravely served our country. This is our way to say thank you and provide veterans with…

Fundraiser Underway

Our Next Generation Outreach has had phenomenal success since it rolled out in January of this year. During the first five months, our educator visited 60 schools in and around south-central Virginia. He presented a program rich in excitement,…

An Early Bloomer: Skunk Cabbage

Whenever we go out for a walk in the great outdoors, most of us have a tendency to focus on wildlife. Birds, butterflies, and mammals naturally capture our attention with color and motion. For those willing to investigate, the plant world offers…