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Students and garden club members pose with coloring books. 

(Back row, from left): Nancy Baker, Anne Vipperman Madonia and Cindy Edgerton 

(Front row, from left): Harmon McClain, Becky Farrar and Cedar Wade. Contributed photo.
Getting Creative Through Coloring: Virginia Garden Groups Encourage Kids to Go Outside

AXTON – The Martinsville Garden Club and Garden Study Club recently gave students at Carlisle School a surprise.

Hammerhead Worms Show Up in VA
We’ve Had Murder Hornets. Now It’s Time for Hammerhead Worms.

MIDLOTHIAN- First, there were murder hornets. Then, there were puss caterpillars.

Flood Waters Pour Over Richmond
Rains Could Send James River to Highest Level Since 2003

RICHMOND — Many of Virginia’s rivers were swollen by heavy rain Thursday, creating the threat of flooding in some portions.

Bear cubs relax in a hammock at the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro. Contributed photo.
Don’t Feed the Bears: Recent Incidents Spark Warning From Wildlife Officials

WAYNESBORO – Don't feed the bears. It seems like common sense, but every year around this time, it becomes a temptation.

A look at the furry "puss caterpillar", which has started showing up in eastern Virginia.
Move Over Murder Hornets. Venomous ‘Puss Caterpillars’ Are Taking Over.

BLACKSBURG- This fall, you might see some tiny, toupee-like creatures crawling around trees or shrubs.

A look at Alexandria's Commonwealth Avenue after the Sept.  flood.
Want to Reduce Virginia’s Flooding Problem? There’s a Tool for That

DANVILLE - A 100-year flood only happens once every century, right?

After the September flood, Diana and Vinay Oberoi's basement filled with water.
One Month Later, Alexandria Residents Still Searching for Flood Protection

ALEXANDRIA - Diana and Vinay Oberoi were excited to move in 2018. Now they're cleaning up flood damage for the third time.