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CONTENTS
F E AT U R E S

23 Building a Bomb and not Knowing It

Young women from eastern Tennessee performed a hugely
patriotic service in the 1940s, unaware of what they were doing.
BY NANCY HENDERSON

28 Photo Essay: Critters, Creatures and

Wild Things

Our contributing photographers provide the close-ups.

32 A Good Dog is Hard to Find

But sometimes you get lucky. Really lucky. BY JOAN VANNORSDALL

35 Festivals 2020

Here's your guide to planning great travels around great events
for the rest of the (tentative) travel year. BY JOE TENNIS

52 Mountain Beauties: Photography from

Robert Stephens

DEPARTMENTS
5	 Letters/ Contributors
6	 From the Editor
8	 Mill Creek Stories
10 	 Creature Feature
12	 The Good Walk
14	 Our Blue Ridge Towns
16	 Festivals & Events
19 	 Country Roads
62	 Flavors
64	 Singing in the Garden
66	 Guest Column

We got just a few of the stunning images from his new book.

56 Next-Gen Beekeeper Wes Davis

And it's just one of the undertakings for the new college grad.
BY ANGELA MINOR

58 Wild Edibles, West Virginia Style

There's a festival to get you educated, and then a world awaiting.
BY SU CLAUSON-WICKER

ON THE COVER
An eastern swallowtail butterfly drinks nectar from a purple
coneflower. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE KOENIG. See page 28 for
more photos of critters, creatures and other wild things.

ON THIS PAGE
A monarch butterfly camps out on thistle on the Charles Glade
Trail in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
PHOTO BY ED REHBEIN

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