There are dozens of natural resource areas around the state and the newest one is in a rather unlikely place–on the grounds of the State Fair of Virginia. L. Preston Bryant Jr., the secretary of natural resources, will be there this afternoon to kick off the fall installment of the Stewardship Virginia campaign. For more about the conservation effort, see my story in tomorrow’s Free Lance-Star.
And, where there’s wildlife and wild things, there’s often art. For years I’ve written about Hal Wiggins, an environmental scientist in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ field office in Fredericksburg. But most people don’t know that Wiggins, an author, amateur historian and budding musician, is also an artist. His first show, featuring ceramics, wood carvings and wood boxes, begins Friday at LibertyTown Arts Workshop on Liberty Street in Fredericksburg. The dual show, which runs through September, also features Elizabeth Seaver’s fanciful birds. For the whole story, see tomorrow’s WeekEnder.