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By Taylor McConnell
Biology Major Class of 2016
University of Mary Washington
The Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) reports 219 breeding bald eagle pairs along the Rappahannock in 2015. The CCB is a research unit for The College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University which leads raptor restoration efforts mainly in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
By Henry Hoffman and Dan Hoffman
Late in March, you may find yourself stuck in traffic on the Chatham Bridge looking out onto the river flowing over the rocks of the fall line, and you may notice an unusual number of blue herons standing in the river. Every once in a while, a beak will flash like lightning into the river and come out with a shiny fish that goes rapidly down the heron’s gullet.
The spring shad run is on!