The 2010 West Virginia wildlife calendars are available now, according to Curtis Taylor, chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section.
The cover of this wall calendar features an outstanding painting of an alert male turkey in the fall, This detailed, lifelike work of art is only one of the 12 beautiful paintings in this year's calendar. Others include a pair of northern pintails, an immature red-tailed hawk and cedar waxwings. A red squirrel, cottontail rabbit, green frog and a tulip tree silkmoth also grace the pages of this large-format calendar.
Feature articles highlight Didymo (an invasive algae), the Archery in the Schools program, and a look at all the 25 Wildlife Calendar covers produced by the DNR.
The calendar also contains the 2010 hunting and fishing license fees.
The calendar is available at DNR District Offices, department stores, newsstands, convenience marts and food stores statewide or from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, PO Box 67, Elkins, WV 26241, phone 304-637-0245.
Make checks payable to "WVDNR" for $14 per calendar, which includes shipping and handling (state residents add 60 cents for tax). VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.
Organizations, clubs and civic groups can raise money by selling the calendar. Contact the DNR for more information.