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Virginia Wildlife Magazine

Virginia Wildlife is your ticket to learning more about Virginia’s spectacular wildlife, fisheries, and breathtaking habitats. Whether you hunt, fish, boat, camp, or take in the wildlife from your easy chair, Virginia Wildlife offers you stories and insight on the natural world, supplied by the state’s leading wildlife and outdoor experts.

May – June 2020 Issue

Cover: In more than 25 years observing and photographing ospreys throughout the Southeast, I have never see one of these remarkable raptors tackle such a large fish like the one featured on this month's cover, writes photographer Todd Pusser

Goin’ to the River

The author, noted conservationist, educator, and naturalist John Page Williams, shares some of his favorite spots on Virginia’s rivers, full of beauty, wildlife, and history.

Birdwatching Opportunities Abound at Hog Island Wildlife Management Area

For diversity and abundance of species, it’s hard to beat the bird-watching at Hog Island Wildlife Management Area.

Bringing the Bass Back to Back Bay

Fifty years ago, anglers pulled largemouth bass out of Back Bay by the handful, but then it all ended. Now, Back Bay is bouncing back.

Rehabilitators Fill a Vital Role for Wildlife

Wildlife rehabilitators help injured and orphaned wildlife transition back to their natural habitat.

Grab a Paddle and Go!

If you paddle, Virginia is full of opportunities. The print magazine article includes five great destinations to check out, and there are five more at the link below!

Conservation at Work: Get to Know Sarah Colletti

Sarah Colletti is putting a lifetime of outdoor experience and advocacy to work for Virginia’s natural resources, including freshwater mussel propagation and restoration.

Photographing the Night Sky

DGIF’s Digital Outreach Coordinator David Murr shares his passion for night sky photography and gives a few tips on how to get started capturing the wonders of the nightscape.

And More in the Columns...

Regular columns Off the Leash, A Walk in the Woods, Let’s Grow Native, Out & About, and Fare Game cover humor, observing the natural world, planting native habitat, a recipe from noted chef Wade Truong, and more.