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42. A Glimpse into the Wonderful World of Virginia’s Wildlife with Meagan Thomas, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

“You get this intimate view of something that you don’t get to see too often, and you kind of get to know the birds and what to expect from them. You get sucked in. It’s like nature documentaries and I think it has the same appeal. You get that here in downtown Richmond, which is probably the last place people expect to see it.” – Meagan Thomas, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

Imagine taking a peek at aquatic life below the surface of the James River or watching Peregrine Falcons hatch atop a Richmond skyscraper. The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources’ live-streaming cameras offer a glimpse into the wonderful world of Virginia’s wildlife, from restored elk habitat in the mountains to the tidal marshes of the coast. Meagan Thomas, Watchable Wildlife Biologist, describes what makes these wildlife cams so popular, how you can contribute as a community scientist, and why you won’t want to miss a moment of eggs hatching, fish migrating, elk bugling, and so much more. Let’s Go!

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