Entries by Jennifer

Big Birds and Big Green Eggs

Story by Claire Stuart, photos by Bre Bogert If you take a drive down Springsbury Road in Berryville, you might catch a glimpse of two huge ostrich-like birds in a field beside the road. No, you aren’t seeing things. It’s just Big Bird and Puff, Dave and Lauren “LuLu” Conrad’s emus. The Conrads have been […]

Lead Toxicity Remains A Problem For Raptors 

by the Wildlife Center of Virginia Lead is a soft, pliable, elemental metal that is found in naturally occurring deposits around the world. While it has been used for centuries for many purposes, the highly toxic properties of lead have become well-known over the last 100 years through the issues of food contamination in cans […]

Winter Birds Need Food But Also Good Habitat

As the Crow Flies Story and artwork by Doug Pifer An abundance of good bird habitat is a benefit of life in an old farmhouse. While still in bed, we sometimes look out at a couple of house finches or bluebirds drinking runoff melted from the frosted metal roof.  Or we catch the flicker of […]

Around Clarke February/March 2018

February 22 Soul-Full Community Meal Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 210 E. Main St. Berryville. All are welcome to partake in the meal provided by St. Luke’s Baptist Church and Zion Baptist Church. Free. 5:15pm. 703-477-8940. 24 Cash Party Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. 131 Retreat Road. Bluemont. Buffet dinner, snacks, beverages, cash prizes from […]

Finding Balance Through Age-old Tradition

The ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine comes to Berryville By Geo Giordano, MSc, registered medical herbalist Ayurveda is the traditional medical practice of India, estimated to be more than 5,000 years old. It teaches that the universe and everything in it is made up of the five elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth. According […]

Around Clarke County December/January

December 14 FISH Christmas Open House at Rosemont Historic Rosemont Manor. 16 Rosemont Manor Lane. Berryville. View elaborate decorations in the Georgian-style mansion dating back to 1811. Representatives from the featured charity will be on hand with information. 5–8pm. Adults $10, students $5, children 5 and younger free. 540-955-2834. 16 Yuletide Feast Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Be welcomed […]

Bre Bogert’s Natural Moments Photographer captures the people and places of Clarke County

by Claire Stuart Kids running through the woods. Kids grinning and mugging for the camera. Kids sometimes looking sulky or even crying. Kids giggling and peeking from behind trees. Kids with their siblings, their moms and dads and their dogs. Clarke County photographer Bre Bogert loves catching families in natural moments against a backdrop of […]