COVID-19 POLICY NOTICE:
The Rappahannock County Park and all its recreational facilities will remain open for passive use by individuals and families under agreed conditions.
NOTE: Park is open dawn to dusk.
Click to see Monroe and Crocker proposed site plan and planting map.
( to be considered and approved by RCRFA board)
More Fall 2020 accomplishments in Park:
October 6: 32 trees planted in Plots D and E (in addition to 121 trees planted in spring. Reforested area is new home to shagbark hickory, black gum, redbud, dogwoods, and oaks.
October 19: 23 hazelnut shrubs planted in Plot E, 24 New Jersey Tea set along VDOT right of way
November 14: volunteers weed gardens and work on invasive management along upper trail
December 10: Burning Bush Busters--lots of burning bush removed. Lots remains!
December 19: ORMN Christmas Bird Count birders observe 95 birds, 18 species.
October 10, 2020
Hillhouse Native Nursery Donates Plants for Pollinator Garden
Thank you to Janet Davis, for the array of native plants to fill in the gaps and "wings" of our pollinator garden, enjoyed by pollinators and humans alike. Check back in spring, summer, and fall for the full effect!
Domenic DelGrosso completes Eagle Scout project at Park
(click for article in Rappahannock News)
May 18, 2020
The Bluebird Drama continues.
Four of the 5 eggs in Box 2 hatched. By Friday, May 15, the birds were gone--way too early for fledging. No trace.
We had a house sparrow in Box 3, possible culprits.
Meanwhile, a few wisps of nesting material have showed up in Box 4 and a next with 3 eggs was spotted on Monday, May 18. Hoping for success for these hardworking birds!
April 24, 2020
Bluebird mystery: During the week after Easter, the 2 eggs in the bluebird box by the Pavilion disappeared, leaving only 2...which still remain. These eggs should have hatched if the mother bluebird had been incubating them. What happened? Bluebird or human drama?
Meanwhile, the bluebird box at the back gate now has 4 eggs. Maybe the bluebirds relocated to a quieter corner of the Park. These eggs should hatch in about 14 days.
Blue Bird Trail Installed in Park
Mark Your Calendars
March 6. 10am-1pm
Spring plantings along trails.
Dark Skies Events:
Check back for Dark Sky Event Schedule for 2021:
Click to read Rappahannock News article about August 22 Dark Sky Event.
Dark Skies Annual Report 2020. here
media articles about Dark Skies events are on Dark Skies Park page.
*Park may be used for Dark Skies night events only on Friday and Saturday nights.
Click to see protocol for reserving Park for a Dark Skies event.
For further details, please contact Torney Van Acker at 703-250-7943 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2, 2021
(pending COVID guidance)
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