By Kate White Co-Editor, Wild Pony Tales Thanks to the efforts of the biologists and other staff members of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and those at other refuges, the fluffy tailed Delmarva Fox Squirrel, still on the endangered species list, continues to gain in population. Around 200 of them live on the refuge now.
Pony Penning in 2010 will be held the week of July 26-July 30. The Swim will be Wednesday, July 28 and the Auction, the following day, Thursday, July 29. For full schedule go to http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/ By Misty Thornton and Robert Boswell Here in the middle of winter on the Eastern Shore of Virginia
Questions about the tours can be directed to the visitor center through email at FW5RW_CNWR@fws.gov and by phone 757-336-6122. Other information can be found on at http://www.fws.gov/northeast/chinco. Admission for the tours is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets are sold at the Bateman Educational Center and visitors should board
By Windy Mason The thousands of snow geese and other waterfowl that each year take the Atlantic Flyway to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge where they feed and rest in the pools of fresh and brackish water, delighting the visitors who show up to see them each Thanksgiving, this year found their feeding grounds covered
By Harley Gooldrup And Elizabeth Fread This article appeared in the October 18, 2006 edition of the Eastern Shore News and the October 19 edition of the Chincoteague Beacon. Assateague Island is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on the Atlantic Ocean. It is quiet Friday afternoon, far out on the range, where the
By Megan Paulus When spotted by editor-photographer Elizabeth Fread, along the Assateague Wildlife Loop, the Glossy Ibis appeared to be dark brown or black as it used its distinctive long beak to forage for a meal in the shallow waters along the road. It wasn’t until the photographs were pulled up on the computer screen
By Windy Mason and Robert Boswell Early last December when the eagles returned to their nest on the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, they found that high winds had damaged their home, causing it to fall about three feet. When the eagles returned a couple of weeks ago, after the November storm