Fire - Friend or Foe (Part 1)

A few days ago, I received a request to write a blog regarding a very sensitive subject – fire and the natural environment. The recent wildfires in California, and the associated loss of human life and personal property, makes such a task…

A Long Short-Story About a Boy and His Dog

Remembering Maggie by Mike Roberts From the time I was a kid some of my favorite books, songs, and movies were themed about boys and their dogs. Topping that list were “Lassie” and “Old Yeller,” mainly because I could relate to the…

Let's Hear It For the Fans

We are always looking for ways to connect with NASCAR fans of Ward Burton. The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation has a FaceBook page where we post news, photos, comments, contests, and the like so that we can interact with fans. We post some great…

A Walk in the Woods

September/October Issue of Virginia Wildlife Magazine’s “A Walk in the Woods” Column by Mike Roberts (permission to reprint granted by Virginia Wildlife Magazine) Few North American birds are as striking in appearance as a drake wood…

America's Oldest Whitetail Hunter Does It Again!

Clyde Roberts turned 105 years young on October 29th and celebrated the occasion by spending the first five afternoons of Virginia’s 2018 muzzleloading deer season (excluding Sunday) sitting in his 20-foot tree stand. During that period, Clyde…