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♫ Let It Snow (x3) ♫

December 12, 2019 Looking ahead at the weather, it is almost certain we will not have a white Christmas here in Tidewater Virginia. – This week alone had temps up in the 70s! In case you are new to the region and need some snow…

Lightning and the Thunder

They say that lightning never strikes twice. Tell that to Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon. They were the crew of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the Moon.  Thirty-six seconds into the flight, lightning struck the Saturn V launch vehicle carrying them…

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…

So the alpha Monocerotids were both amazing and a little disappointing. I didn’t do a blast about them, for exactly the reason above.  You see, the alpha Monocerotids are a new meteor shower.  We’re just beginning to map out the debris field left behind by…

Volunteer Appreciation Week

  National Volunteer Week in the United States was first established in 1974 by President Richard Nixon. Later, in 1989, the entirety of April was designated National Volunteer Month. Like the Virginia Living Museum itself, National Volunteer Week has expanded exponentially over the years since…

Wild treats over the Holidays

Hey Critter fans! Here’s a quick post to say happy holidays! Over the holiday season, we often enjoy watching our wild neighbors come and go at our feeders.  They offer many hours of entertainment and beauty outside of the window while we are making preparations…