Sharing Local Natural History Informally

“Meet Me on a Sunday . . . every Sunday afternoon at Potomac Overlook Regional Park!”

Almost everyone needs more time in the great outdoors – time to take a walk, enjoy each others’ company, or to just sit and do nothing!  So, come make a “natural connection” at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Every Sunday afternoon, between 1:30 and3:30 p.m., the park provides refreshments, games and hands-on nature exhibits, and a fun place to meet and hang out. You take it from there: come alone or with family or friends; go on a walk; visit the nature center and chat with a Master Naturalist; or, just enjoy the day!  

This weekly offering is free.  Potomac Overlook Regional Park is located at 2845 Marcey Road, Arlington, VA (at the end of Marcey Road, off of Military Road).  Call 703-528-5406 for directions and other information

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists join professional staff at Potomac Overlook Regional Park on Sunday afternoons to engage the public using an interpretive table on any of a number of subjects.   In fine weather, the tables are set up outside the Nature Center; they move indoors for inclement weather days.

Master Naturalists are on both the giving and receiving end during these Sunday afternoon encounters, sharing what we know  – and learning even more – about such subjects as mammals, trees, Indians of Arlington and Northern Virginia, sounds in nature, local geology, reptiles and amphibians and birds of prey.  New interpretive materials are being developed on the subject of native plants and invasives for use in coordination with the new demonstration Shady Backyard Native Plant Garden.  Forays to the garden, or the raptor shed, tree hikes, or seasonal subjects:  all are activities which will be welcomed by the visiting public.

If you have a neighborhood listserve, please consider copying this blog message in the new year and sharing information about Meet Me on a Sunday with your neighbors and friends.

If you’re interested in helping occasionally with this program, please contact Joanne Hutton at joannerhutton@gmail.com.

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