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)
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
Check back for next workday.
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 Sky Event:
7 pm, Sat. Sept 19 (no moon)
The Rappahannock County Park, in
coordination with the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection.
Come view through telescopes on hand:
off the evening. Bring your binoculars,
cameras and telescopes. Everyone is
invited to this free event. Masks will be required after dark to ensure social distancing.
Please text Torney Van Acker at 703-250-7943 for additional details.
Dark Sky Event: 6:30 pm, Sat. Oct 17 (no moon)
*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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