Friday, October 30, 2015

Sales of 2016 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar begin

(AP) — A painting of two male turkeys in the snow is featured on the cover of the 2016 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar.

The calendar also includes paintings of a groundhog, a brook trout, a pair of coyotes and a dragonfly.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says all of the calendar's paintings were done by West Virginia artists. A brief description of the animal and the artist's contact information accompanies each painting.

The calendar also includes several articles. It is available for sale for $10 at DNR district offices, card stores, convenience stores and drug stores across the state.

Sales proceeds are used to help fund the DNR Wildlife Diversity Program's projects, such as monitoring bird populations.