SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The October 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale, helps make the transition to fall with looks at big trees, a local winery, a short history of Marion County, the golden anniversary of the conservation efforts of The Nature Conservancy in the Mountain State, and a profile of well-known outdoors biologist Rodney Bartgis. The cover shows living history interpreter Judy Wilson demonstrating weaving techniques at Prickett’s Fort State Park. This issue’s photo gallery features dramatic water scenes by Brent McGuirt. Articles include:
Tree Champions of West Virginia
They’re tall. They’re wide. They’re magnificent! Meet the members of West Virginia’s Big Tree Register, gentle giants that reside on private and public land across our state.
Sweet Success: Heston Farm Winery
Mickey and Julie Heston never imagined their little winery would turn into one of Fairmont’s most popular gathering places for fine dining, music and family fun. At Heston Farm, wine and success are sweet.
History Hotspot: Marion County
From pioneer Jacob Prickett to Gov. Francis Pierpont, this north-central county boats a fascinating history.
A Golden Anniversary: The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia Part 2
More special areas are highlighted that exemplify TNC’s commitment to preserving nature.
An interview with Rodney Bartgis
This esteemed biologist and conservationist, who now heads up the West Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, shares the origin of his love of nature, his sustainable lifestyle, and his goals for conservation in the state.
Wonderful West Virginia magazine, the state’s premier full-color magazine of history and outdoor adventure, is published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. It is available at newsstands for $3 a copy, or by subscription by calling 1-800-225-5982 or online at www.wonderfulwv.com
A one-year subscription to the print version is $18 or two years for $36. It also is available for the iPad at an annual rate of $12 for 12 issues. Combined subscriptions for both print and iPad versions are available for $20 for 12 issues. Gift subscriptions also are available.
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Bryan Hoffman, Publisher, Wonderful West Virginia