Category Archives: Nature

Burke’s Garden Fall Festival Celebrates 25th Year!

Look for silver and gold this year in Burke’s Garden for the 25th year of the Fall Festival, to be held this Saturday, September 29th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. According to event chairman Mike Bell, “It’s the silver anniversary, … Continue reading

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Fall is Best of All in Southwest Virginia!

One of my favorite things about Southwest Virginia is the change of seasons, and fall is hard to beat! The colors are second to none. Two of my favorite places to take them in are Big Walker Lookout and the … Continue reading

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Monarch Migration arrives in Southwest Virginia

The change of seasons signals many things, but for me fall means it is time for the annual Monarch Migration. For those of you who are intrigued by this amazing feat, this is our time of year. Fall temperatures hint … Continue reading

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Tazewell County Community Day

If you missed this week’s The Cultural Heart of Southwest Virginia: Authentic, Distinctive, Alive radio show, you can hear it through this video podcast, which features tomorrow’s Tazewell County Community Day at Heartwood. Back to myswva.org

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Kayaking the Clinch

Heed my advice. Never take your first kayak trip in a two-person kayak. We learned the hard way when Daniel and I took part in a kayak float down the Clinch River. The excursion was guided by Clinch Valley Outfitters, … Continue reading

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Beetle Patrol

by Sara Skelton On my first morning of farm work, I woke up early and ready, mostly for breakfast (the thought of peanut butter mixed with jelly or yogurt swirled with granola motivates me to get out of bed every … Continue reading

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Beagle Ridge Herb Farm: A Southwest Virginia Treasure

by Ellen Reynolds For years I have felt my life has been a journey of happy events all leading us to Southwest Virginia. After living all over the world as I was growing up, it seemed right to make this … Continue reading

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