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Storm damage (9/28/2022) - This tree fell in a yard on Mumford View Drive in Hayes as a result of the heavy winds that came through the area on Sunday evening.
By air and by land (9/28/2022) - Spectacular creations of nature are captured at their best. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Bob Waldrop photographed all these birds in Mathews on Friday. From left, killdeer, spotted sandpiper,…
Dividing peonies in the fall (9/28/2022) - As much as I anticipate the fall with its slanting golden light, vivid leaf colors, and cooling temperatures, there is one aspect of the season that I find discouraging. When…
gloucester ruritan donations top photo Supporting scouting (9/28/2022) - The Gloucester Ruritan Club held its August annual picnic at Beaverdam Park. Joining the Ruritans were Rose Taylor, Zone 4 Lt. Governor and her husband Rick, as well as leaders…
Changing seasons (9/21/2022) - Summer flowers hang on while migrating birds and insects look for food along the way, and fall favorites make an appearance. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Japanese anemone, a…
Fall is a good time to plant (9/21/2022) - The Autumn Equinox will occur on September 22 this year, marking the official end of summer. It doesn’t mean the heat will suddenly disappear, although we are enjoying cooler nights…
47 butterfly species spotted (9/21/2022) - Forty-seven species of butterflies, including two not previously verified in this area, were identified Aug. 27 in a count across four counties. The Middle Peninsula Master Naturalist Chapter sponsored the…
flower witherspoon clematis Beauties of nature (9/14/2022) - On land, air and sea: lovely scenes surround us. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Galoris Brownley photographed a white ibis Sept. 2 at New Point Comfort Natural Area Preserve;…
Brady - Cook engagement photo Brady-Cook (9/14/2022) - Lee and Lisa Brady of Cobbs Creek, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Nichole Brady, to James Lucas Cook, son of Billy and Sue Cook of Mathews. Emily graduated…
Trees and power lines don’t mix (9/14/2022) - Trees and power lines were never meant to inhabit the same spaces. I was reminded of this fact while on a recent home visit to check on two mature crape…
community york circle new members New members (9/14/2022) - The York River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons welcomed five new members during a meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Gloucester. Shown,…
September scenery (9/7/2022) - Summer still has a beautiful foothold on our local views. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. The cheerful and colorful flower bed of Minnie Ethel Bassett on Gwynn’s Island. Water…
Winter cover for garden beds (9/7/2022) - Master Gardeners agree that soil should not be left uncovered. Bare soil will dry out and blow away, so plant something green to protect soil from dehydration and erosion. Uncovered…
White Stone Woman’s Club hosts Fashion Show Luncheon (9/7/2022) - The Woman’s Club of White Stone hosted a sell-out crowd on July 28 at its Fashion Show Luncheon and afternoon of game play at the clubhouse on Chesapeake Drive. The…
wedding farinholt boyd270 Farinholt-Boyd (8/31/2022) - Charis Brooke Boyd and William Farinholt II were married Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Creekside on Queens Creek, Mathews. The bride’s father, the Rev. Frank Boyd of…
Plant native ornamentals (8/31/2022) - Our front garden has not shown its best face since midsummer. By the end of June and the Japanese beetle invasion (thankfully most of the damage was confined to one…
Crape myrtle insect pests (8/24/2022) - Crape myrtles abound in southeastern Virginia and offer a colorful array of flowers in shades of pink, watermelon, red, lavender, purple, and white during the hot, dusty days of high…
community heart transplant survivor Heart transplant survivor (8/24/2022) - Heart transplant survivor R.C. Hernandez of Mathews recently celebrated the 30-year milestone of the operation that saved his life, at a party with family, friends and neighbors.
community plant extravaganza Plant Extravaganza (8/24/2022) - The Gloucester Extension Master Gardeners will hold the 20th annual Plant Extravaganza fundraiser on Sept. 9-10 at the Moose Lodge on Route 17, Gloucester. The sale will be held from…
edit community butterfly Butterfly count (8/24/2022) - Middle Peninsula Master Naturalists participated in the Williamsburg Butterfly Count on Aug. 13. They counted a total of 212 butterflies and identified 29 different species in the Gloucester sector of…
community white pelicans Party time (8/24/2022) - Several sightings of white pelicans in Mathews waters have been reported during the past week. This photo of a pelican party on the beach off Gwynn’s Island taken by Beverley…
It’s been hot (8/10/2022) - Nature follows its seasonal patterns. Please send your photos to editor@gazettejournal.net. Rose Mallow, hibiscus moscheutos, among wildflowers seen on Cheryl Battle’s walk near marshlands. Pat and Dave Chance of New…
Eggplant Eggplant—garden beauties (8/10/2022) - As Jim becomes more experienced with vegetable gardening, he plants something new every spring. This year, he tried cantaloupe, poblano peppers, and eggplant. The cantaloupes have been delicious, and the…
edit community butterfly count Butterfly count (8/10/2022) - The Middle Peninsula Master Naturalist Chapter will sponsor a North American Butterfly Association butterfly count on Saturday, Aug. 27. The NABA Butterfly Count Program has been held annually since 1975;…
1a hummingbird Eating like a bird (8/3/2022) - Sunday morning’s sky was stunning, but this hummingbird could probably care less about the beauty surrounding him, and instead has his sights set on this feeder on a porch in…
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