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Kristen Hoffman gave up a successful art career to train retrievers professionally. The job is tough, the lifestyle nomadic—but, she says, “there’s nothing better than being in a truck with a bunch of retrievers, headed somewhere.” more

Mar 6, 2017 8:30 AM Culture

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Catriona Tudor Erler

A Charles Gillette garden remains the gold-standard in landscape design today, more than 45 years after his death. A look at the man behind the aesthetic that is distinctly, delightfully, Virginia. more

Mar 3, 2017 8:30 AM Home

City-dwelling raccoons are getting too smart for our own good. more

Feb 15, 2017 8:30 AM Travel

A new beehive grant program supports honeybee helpers. more

Jan 25, 2017 8:30 AM Travel

Experience the ancient art of falconry. more

Jan 13, 2017 8:30 AM Travel

A Slippery Slope

Illustration by Owen Schumacher

A romantic ski trip goes downhill in a hurry. more

Travel

Editors' picks for 24 hours in the Highlands. more

Dec 26, 2016 6:00 AM The Daily Post

Paper wasps pack some zing. more

Aug 8, 2016 6:00 AM Culture

For Nathan Burrell, managing the more than 600 acres of the James River Park System is all about improving accessibility to the river that sustains and inspires the capital city. more

Culture

Like the tulips of Holland, the daffodil has become synonymous with Gloucester County. Call ’em jonquils or daffodils—April is the time to come see the show. more

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The great blue bird is big, beautiful and deadly. more

Culture

Hanging out in fields and at roadsides, wild ticktrefoil is the gift that keeps on giving. more

Feb 8, 2016 2:32 PM Home

Whether colored or white, outdoor lights aren't just for Christmas anymore. more

Feb 8, 2016 2:32 PM Home 1 Comments

A snowy hill, a sled and an unscripted winter morning. more

Jan 11, 2016 11:58 AM 36 Comments

Witch Hazel goes to seed with a bang more

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In post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, land of mammoth mountains, nomads, yurts and fermented mare's milk, Tricia Pearsall finds all the hospitality and warmth she could ask for. more

Travel

But Virginians should be proud to call the eastern Hellbender their own more

Culture

The strawberry bush rewards those who can wait until fall to enjoy its bright red beauty. more

Sep 2, 2015 4:41 PM Culture

The most idyllic waterways in the state are issuing their siren call to devoted kayakers and canoers to gear up and float awhile. more

Aug 21, 2015 12:00 AM Travel

For those few rosarians dedicated to winning competitions, there is no rest in their quest for the perfect bloom. more

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