November 30, 2021

For anyone that has sat down and had conversations with watermen in coastal Virginia, you’ve probably heard them say that working on the water is just “in their blood.”  They’ve …

adjustable long line system of oysters in shallow waters, just off from the shoreline. you can only see posts and a few lines in between them, everything else is underwater


September 6, 2021

The Northern Neck is quiet.  It’s rural.  It’s unassuming.  But once you arrive and start to explore this region of Virginia, you kinda get sucked in.  Into the simplicity, the …


August 30, 2021

Saturday, August 21 was a big day for Aaron and Taryn Rowland, owners of Rogue Oysters, a small oyster farm located on the Northern Neck near Lancaster, VA.  It may …


August 13, 2021

Little Oyster Creek Beautiful, Historic, Unique sandy islands move among this shifting water sometimes here, then there Author: Lesley Newman, Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide This water is never flat. Fleet’s …


August 6, 2021

Off the beaten path of Virginia’s Eastern Shore Author: Lisa Wu, Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide The Eastern Shore is within three hours’ drive of at least a quarter of the …


July 30, 2021

The Virginia Oyster: Part II Author: Aaron Rowland, Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide Only one species of oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is native to the eastern seaboard. This oyster is sometimes called …


July 23, 2021

The Virginia Oyster:Part I Author: Aaron Rowland, Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide Only one species of oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is native to the eastern seaboard. This oyster is sometimes called the …


June 30, 2021

About Guest Blogger & Ecotour Guide Brenda: I am an artist living in Reedville and I specialize in painting the beautiful landscapes found here by the Chesapeake Bay. I’m always looking …