2015/06/21

old dogs

Filed under: friends,riverine — WmX @ 07:57
town creek

A decade earlier we jumped in the water. Now we look at the water.

2015/06/02

magical mystery tour

Filed under: environment,flora,neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 12:45
environmental protection area

May 15 Woolen Mills residents take a guided tour of the environmental protection area next to Moores Creek with Andrea Terry of RWSA. Native people lived just north of here. Split when Europeans arrived.

2015/05/13

Palustris

Filed under: environment,riverine — WmX @ 10:17
wetland

Andrea Terry of RWSA is leading a tour of the Moores Creek Environmental Preservation Area, Friday May 15.
Meet at the Franklin Street wetland gate ( north of the stockyard) at 10:00 AM. (near 706 Franklin ST).
This is the hardwood wetland that was built to mitigate loss of wetlands with
the expansion of Ragged Mountain reservoir.
Rubber boots are advised.
Please RSVP to aterry(at)rwsa.org.

Palustris is a Latin word meaning “swampy” or “marshy”. It is often used in taxonomy for species names
typically in scientific names for animals and plants to refer to the typical habitat of the species.–Wikipedia

2015/04/19

Rivanna River Company

Filed under: riverine — WmX @ 13:04
Gabe Silver

Gabe Silver talks about his business, Rivanna River Company. Gabe was one of ten to present at the TTFF Crowdfunded Pitch Night event. Recording starts as Gabe speaks about the transformation in Richmond as that City has embraced their river as a recreational resource. Rivanna River Company

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.

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