A Guide to Local Parks

Although the Rappahannock area has industrialized rapidly over the last thirty years, it still possesses ample green space and natural beauty, and there is no better place to see this than in our local parks. Many of these parks were only recently created, some within the last ten years. This guide provides a list of…
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If you like Animorphs

Sometimes weird things happen. Just ask Cassie, Jake, Marco, Rachel, and Tobias. One night they spot a strange light in the sky. Soon they are face to face with an alien from another planet who informs them that the Earth is being invaded by evil Yeerks, and gives them a special power to fight back…
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Spider Power

"Will you walk into my parlor?" said the spider to the fly; "'Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy. The way into my parlor is up a winding stair, And I have many curious things to show when you are there." - Mary Howitt's classic poem, The Spider and the Fly From this…
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Kangaroo Questions & Answers

They have sweet faces and tough guy moves. Kangaroo mothers carry their babies (called joeys) around in their pouches, which is part of what makes them a kind of animal called a marsupial. And, that's only the start of their strangeness. Read on to learn more about these amazing creatures from Australia's outback. Do kangaroos…
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Happy Hibernations!

Slow, sleepy winter days find many animals curled up in their dens. They sleep warmly through winter, awakening in spring ready to enjoy the renewed Earth. This unusual, deep sleep is called hibernation. What Is Hibernation? True hibernation is a very deep sleep. The animal's body temperature drops, its breathing slows, and it is very…
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