Two subspecies of the northern flying squirrel are considered threatened in the Appalachians, and the Virginia and North Carolina populations are considered endangered. Conservation efforts have placed nest boxes in west... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Stribling Orchard, Hartland Orchard, Hollins Farms, Mackintosh Fruit Farm and Crooked Run Orchard are some apple orchards located in Northern Virginia. These orchards are just over an hour’s drive from the Washington, D.... More » Geography

The admission requirements for all branches of Northern Virginia Community College include filling out a college application, submitting required proofs of earlier education and completing prerequisite testing. Some vari... More » Education Colleges & Universities

The scientific name for the northern flying squirrel is Glaucomys sabrinus, and the scientific name for the southern flying squirrel is Glaucomys volans. Contrary to common belief, flying squirrels are incapable of flyin... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

The northern flying squirrel is larger than its cousin, the southern flying squirrel, and it lives in the United States. The northern flying squirrel is 33 percent larger than the southern flying squirrel. It weighs from... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Flying squirrels make their homes in coniferous and deciduous forests and woodlands. The northern flying squirrel is found in the northeast, along the west coast and inland to Idaho and Montana. The southern flying squir... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Colonial Virginia had a varied geography consisting of swamps, wetlands and waterways near the ocean, transitioning to the Piedmont plateau area inland followed by the foothills and small mountains of the Appalachians. T... More »