Capital Weather Gang: Nature


Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Beautiful bluebells bloom along Bull Run (PHOTOS)

The bluebell is a native perennial plant that can grow up to 2.5 feet tall and blooms in the spring, before the canopy of leaves from the trees above blocks out the sun light.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature, Photography

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Polar vortex chill exterminated 95 percent of stink bugs in Va. Tech experiment

This spring, you may see and smell fewer of those foul stink bug pests, and you can thank the polar vortex.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Nature, Polar vortex

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Magical moment: a snowy owl basks in the eerie green light of an aurora

In Sauk Rapids, Minnesota last night, the northern lights illuminated a snowy owl proudly perched on a power pole.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:25 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature, Photography, Space Weather

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Robin invasion: Red-breasted birds no longer a harbinger of spring

I was extremely surprised to have a flock of red-breasted singing robins appear outside my condo in Southwest D.C. this week.

By Steve Tracton  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature, Seasons

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Snowy Owl joins Capital Weather Gang at The Washington Post

A snowy owl has emerged on a stoop outside The Washington Post this afternoon, just a few floors down from Capital Weather Gang’s central computer.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Weather Gang, Latest, Nature

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Weather in the wilderness: 4 scary real-life situations

Whether you’re on a hike or overnight camping trip, awareness of possible weather threats can be the difference between life and death.

By Brendan Richardson  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature, Weather safety

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/08/2013

It’s stink bug season again: how bad are they where you live? (POLL)

Summer has transitioned to autumn which has sent stink bugs scurrying to hibernate inside of the walls and attics of our homes, apartments, and office buildings.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature, Stink bugs

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Goodbye cicadas and the cicada sex scandal recap

Last week, for the first time in over a month, I heard no cicadas when I ran the trails at Manassas Battlefied Park.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/06/2013

International sensations: Foreign reporters catch the cicada bug

Like local media, international media seem fascinated by cicadas. About my run-ins with foreign with foreign bug enthusiasts...

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Cicadas: 17 years in 7 minutes (WATCH); and the Charlottesville epicenter

Perhaps no-one finds cicadas more interesting than Samuel Orr, who is working on a cicada documentary targeted for PBS. Currently, cicadas seem to be most highly concentrated around Charlottesville.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  09:43 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Sex and the cicada (plus updated coverage map)

If there are cicadas where you live, then the legions of bugs are buzzing around with one purpose: to reproduce.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Cicada update: Latest coverage map and a cicada taste test

So far, Brood II sightings of the 17-year periodical cicada have been mostly south of Washington, with a few scattered reports to the north. So how do they taste?

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:03 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 05/13/2013

They're here: Cicadas are emerging!

For those of you who live in the area affected by Brood II of the 17 year cicadas, they have started to emerge.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:18 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/30/2013

BugCast: Warming temperatures with moderate-to-heavy cicadas

We're only
several weeks away from cicada showtime

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nature