By Misty Thornton Editor, Wild Pony Tales When you step into the doorway of the Museum of Chincoteague you have gone through a gateway into the past of the storied islands of Chincoteague and Assateague on the East Coast of Virginia. The museum opened March 22 with its second Heritage Day Celebration that brought old
By Robert Boswell Publisher, Wild Pony Tales Updated August 30, 2012 Editor’s Update: Lucky, who will be four months old September 3, has found a new home at The Refuge Inn, in the corral between the Inn and McDonalds. “He does not like to socialize with the other ponies and seems to stay off to
To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance for active duty military members and their dependents to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and every unit of the Refuge System, as
By Cyndel Brunell ”What kind of bird is that?” “How much smaller are the Chincoteague ponies from regular sized horses?” “Are there any foals this time of year?” “How deep is the water they swim in?” If you want answers to these questions and many more you should take the bus tour out into the
By Robert Boswell Publisher, Wild Pony Tales Part of the job of running the Chincoteague Pony Rescue calls for detective work. When she finishes feeding, watering, checking for any sign of sickness and giving medical care to those ponies who arrive in poor condition, Debbie Ober sits at her computer and goes searching for
By Robert Boswell Publisher, Wild Pony Tales The three Chincoteague ponies who were rescued by Debbie Ober and her husband, Tom, from an auction barn in Pennsylvania in September are nearly back to full health. As a result of our stories some donations have come in and so have requests for adoption. More donations are
By Misty Thornton Co-Editor, Wild Pony Tales On an hot early morning on Assateague Island, VA, bird-lovers, park rangers and visitors gathered to enjoy a day full of family learning as well as some games and entertaining exhibits. As we crossed the Assateague Channel Bridge to the beautiful island of Assateague, the air was moist and the sun
By Kate White and Robert Boswell By now one of the three eaglets in the nest atop the tall loblolly pines on the Wildlife Loop would have used its egg tooth to break through the outer shell, taking a first breath, and soon opening eyes to see the real world it had just entered.