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)
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
November 14, 9AM-noon
Weeding, pulling, clipping....
Come with your tools of choice: workgloves, clippers, loppers, hoes/rakes...
Dark Skies Events:
Dark Sky Event Schedule for 2020:
(pending Covid-19 guidance)
Click to read Rappahannock News article about August 22 Dark Sky Event.
Dark Skies Annual Report 2020. here
Dark Sky Event:
Monday, December 21.
Special Dark Skies event. Details coming.
*NOTE: links to 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 email@example.com
April 17, 2021
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