2015/03/25

spartina alterniflora and patens elysium

Filed under: dogs,riverine — WmX @ 10:39
sophie fishing bay

Sophie’s idea of heaven, Piankatank River, Fishing Bay, Gywnn’s Island in the distance.
Ospreys are headed north!

2015/03/13

Rivanna fog

Filed under: neighborhood,riverine,weather — WmX @ 11:28
Rivanna trail

Wednesday evening, cold water, warm air

2015/03/02

without fear of hematophages

Filed under: neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 11:01
winter woods

last year I got fed on by my first tick March 1. Not a problem in 2015. This pathway is in the floodplain of the Rivanna River.

2015/02/22

Failed jetty, Town Creek

Filed under: fauna,riverine — WmX @ 09:34

What damages the boards, time + Teredo navalis? (the naval shipworm, not really a worm…)


30 x1028 px box


Photoshop everywhere, some places more obvious than others.

2015/02/06

Woolen Mills

Filed under: architecture,neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 15:51
WM window sawtooth

In a work session the Albemarle County Planning Commission discussed the Charlottesville Woolen Mills property. Seems like they get it. The buildings and the location are a treasure. More than a place to make license plates. A property whose careful rehab and reuse could be pivotal in efforts to reconnect with the Rivanna River.

2015/01/02

Town Creek

Filed under: riverine,sisters,slabtown — WmX @ 16:01
hpe on the Callis oyster bar

Could I swim to Weems? To the far shore. Water temperature 42 degrees Farenheit. Didn’t try.

2014/12/01

Virginica O

Filed under: fauna,riverine,signs — WmX @ 00:07
Virginica O dusk, Bertrand

SEXUAL PHASES IN THE AMERICAN OYSTER (OSTREA VIRGINICA) During the past three years there has been an accumulation of evidence which indicates that in at least three of the so-called dioecious species of the genus Ostrea a change or sex frequently occurs from season to season or between early life and full maturity. It may be recalled that at least ten of the more than sixty described species of the genus are regularly hermaphroditic and larviparous. Some of these exhibit a rhythmical sequence of alternating male and female phases…W.R.Coe Biological Bulletin
Vol. 63, No. 3 (Dec., 1932), pp. 419-441

2014/10/31

Mac

Filed under: fishbones,friends,people,riverine — WmX @ 09:57

town creek

Thou hast nor youth nor age
But as it were an after dinner sleep
Dreaming of both.–T.S.Eliot

Headed out to sea next week.

2014/08/18

Streamwatch

Filed under: neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 00:57

streamwatch people
Since 2003, Streamwatch has been monitoring the health of Rivanna River watershed streams. Invariably, Moores Creek earns the “very poor” designation.

domain-route-streamwatch

2014/08/14

Rivanna Trail

Filed under: bipedal,neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 00:46

trail runner

140511-park-poll
In May of this year the City took an informal poll on their website asking the public to rank trails.
The City lists the Rivanna River as its number one concern in the environmental
section of its state mandated “Comprehensive Plan”.
Currently, the floodplain next to the river is “zoned for business”.
Backfilling the land to a foot above base flood elevation and building a strip mall would be permissible.
There has been thumb-twiddling regarding establishing a riverine zoning overlay.
In October of 2013 the Woolen Mills Neighborhood requested that the City
make an inventory of the ecological, cultural and recreational assets extant in the
corridor. They couldn’t be bothered. Competition for dollars fierce,
more fire engines and electric vehicles to buy.

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