of West Virginia
Division of Forestry releases leaf reports
Fall is officially here, and West Virginia's state foresters are on the lookout for the most colorful foliage.
Each Thursday in October, the West Virginia Division of Forestry (DOF) provides weekly reports that include percentage of peak color, recommended driving routes and special points of interest.
Fall foliage reports are available through the agency's website, at wvforestry.com, its Facebook page at facebook.com/wvforestry, its Twitter account, at @wvforestry, and the Department of Commerce's website, at wvcommerce.org.
Forestry officials encourage leaf peepers who post 2015 West Virginia fall foliage photos to tag them with #fallinwv. Photos may be featured on the DOF's Facebook page, at facebook.com/wvforestry.
The 6th Annual State Master Naturalist meeting is now a memory. I think we can call it a success. If anyone wishes to post pictures, please send them to me: email@example.com
You will soon be receiving a survey to evaluate this year's meeting and asking if you have any suggestions for next year's meeting at North Bend State Park.
Sam Muncy was asked by several people in the Astronomy class for his instructions to build MICAN. He has provided the instructions in pdf format. If you have any questions, please contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org
NPR wants to help you decode the sounds of animals in your backyard.
Wondering what kind of bird delivers your early morning wakeup call? Or which frogs are croaking and lurking in your pond? Use your smartphone or a tape recorder to capture the sounds (at least 15 seconds) of the mysterious creatures in your backyard and send the audio file to email@example.com with the subject line "Decoding Nature." We’ve enlisted the help of researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help decode the sounds in your recordings and identify the creatures. Make sure to include your full name and where you live in your email. And if you’d like, share your best guess as to the identity of your mysterious, noisy neighbor.
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There are eight currently active Master Naturalist Chapters located around the state and more can be expected to be added as interest develops.
If you are interested in becoming a West Virginia Master Naturalist, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill-out the form available under the "Contact Us" heading in the Menu Bar at the top of this page.
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which will take you to the Official West Virginia Master Naturalist website which is operated by the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.