Volunteers at Work in Park
October 7, 2021
A total of 11 volunteers worked on 3 workdays during the past several weeks to tame the summer growth in the pollinator gardens , clear trails, pull invasive plants, and prep the REC right of way for fall plantings. The Rappahannock County Garden Club has donated $1000 to the Rappahannock Park Foundation to be used for the purchase of understory trees and shrubs to be planted in REC area. These plantings should provide both a beautiful frame for the view of the Rush River from the upper Park and trails, as well as food sources and habitat for wildlife in the park. Planting date for first set of plants: October 30.
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Restrooms open at Park!
At long last, the men's and women's restrooms in the Park pavilion will open this weekend. The new accessible restroom will open as soon as signage is in place and paper goods are procured.
In addition, 2 water fountains are installed and working.
Global Big Day at the Park
May 8, 2021
What, you may ask, is Global Big Day. Each spring, Cornell Lab of Ornithology organizes a citizen science day to collect data on birds observed across the globe in wide-ranging habitats.
At Rappahannock County Park, 8 birders arrived at 7AM to greet greet the birds. They observed 24 different species, including 2 immature bald eagles flying overhead. Watch for future birding events inspired by this first organized effort.
Spring Comes to Rapphannock County Park!
Stop by and enjoy!
Mark Your Calendars
October 30. 9am
Friends of the Rappahannock Free Family Bird Adventure:
November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Friends of the Rappahannock on a family birding adventure that will prepare you to help birds through citizen science!
This birding adventure will start with participants learning how to use binoculars, how to identify common birds in the region, and taking a quick hike to practice identifying birds. Your Friends of the Rappahannock instructor will send you away with a bird feeder and instructions on how to help scientists through Project Feederwatch.
Youth binoculars available to borrow, but in limited supply. One feeder per family. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy closed toe shoes. Ages 5+ recommended.
October 2, 2021
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