Friday, October 29, 2010

Virginia Wildlife Watching - Birds, Plants and More

During the cooler months of Autumn, walking and hiking is much easier and the bluebird skies of Autumn provide excellent backgrounds for photography. A simple wildlife sighting trip can provide hours of enjoyment, birding enthusiasts, nature lovers, and amateur photographers. In Virginia, there are forests, wildlife management areas, state parks, other areas where the public can view wildlife.

Virginia's woodlands, swamps and other habitats contain a wide variety plant life. Fall is an excellent time to explore these natural areas. Foliage can be spectacular along woodland trails. Oaks, maples, hickories and gums turn brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow.

During a wildlife watching walk, visitors might see songbirds, hawks, eagles, herons, woodpeckers or other birds. Along the Atlantic Flyway, ducks, geese and shorebirds can often be spotted as woodlands meet rivers, streams or cypress swamps. Hikers are often startled as waterfowl take flight in areas where woodlands and rivers intersect.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Museum Madness in Portsmouth Va

Museum Madness will be held in Portsmouth Virginia on Saturday, October 30th from Noon-6:00 pm. Events will include Happy Howl-oween at Andalo's Clubhouse and the Courthouse Galleries, Ships, Spooks & Seas at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, and The Frightship at the Lightship PORTSMOUTH.

Happy Howl-oween at Andalo's Clubhouse and the Courthouse Galleries

Kids of all ages will delight in face painting, wizardry, magic, and storytelling! Create creepy crafts and decorate a pumpkin to take home. Activities are free with paid admission.

Ships, Spooks & Seas at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

Enjoy a variety of Halloween activities and crafts including building a ghost ship, making a pirate flag and porthole monsters. Activities are free with paid admission.

The Frightship at the Lightship PORTSMOUTH

The Lightship PORTSMOUTH is transformed into a haunted vessel for Museum Madness! Enjoy storytelling, meet the ghosts of sailors and pirates past, and enjoy the eerie sounds of maritime musician, Bob Zentz. Free with paid admission.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Virginia Beach Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar

The 32nd Annual Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar will be held at Kempsville Recreation Center in Virginia Beach, VA. Over 100 crafters will be selling their wares from stocking stuffers to painted artwork and everything in between! Items are priced for any budget.

Shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 and 20, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7 and 21. Each weekend event is totally unique with different craft exhibitors.