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Look What’s Inside
July – August 2018 Issue
Photography Showcase

Virginia Fauna

Native mammals (game and nongame), birds, reptiles, and amphibians

Virginia Landscapes

Native plants, trees, flowers, and scenic landscapes

The Sporting Life

Wildlife-related activities afield (game and nongame)

Textures and Patterns

Abstract designs as textures and patterns found in nature

Front Cover: Laura McGranaghan, Berryville

Proud of the two-acre backyard planted by her husband in native hardwoods, cedars, and a large meadow—all for wildlife—the couple went out for an evening stroll and spotted this beautiful Eastern red bat hanging from one of their cedar trees. Laura reports that she ran into the house to get her camera and was able to capture a few shots of this unusual find. We are so happy she did! While not usually admired for their beauty, bats are critical to a healthy ecosystem. They perform valuable pest control services that benefit all of us: farmers, star-gazers, home gardeners, porch lovers, and anyone who enjoys being outdoors. Congratulations on this gorgeous cover shot, Laura!

Nikon D300s DSLR camera, Nikkor 80-400mm lens, with flash, ISO 320, 1/250, f/5.6