Seeds of Hope: American Chestnut Replanting

by Catherine Howell As the late afternoon light began to fade and frigid air penetrated gloved hands, the last of the Arlington replanted American Chestnut trees (Castanea dentata) was patted into place on a slope in Glencarlyn Park on a gray day in mid-December, 2013. There, with some serious luck, it could grow into aContinue reading “Seeds of Hope: American Chestnut Replanting”

ARMN celebrates successes in 2012

By John Bernard and Jim Hurley The Arlington Regional Master Naturalists (ARMN) had our monthly Board meeting and end-of-year Chapter meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Fairlington Community Center. The Chapter meeting also included an art show and party. Over 60 people attended, including at least 54 ARMN members. ARMN members brought and displayed their artwork which included photograph porfolios and other creations. After the businessContinue reading “ARMN celebrates successes in 2012”

Power of Passion and Persistence

By Sue Dingwell The power of passion and persistence brought to life a new wetland last Saturday at Campbell Elementary School, a Title One, alternative school bordering Long Branch Park in Arlington. Two and a half years in the planning and fund-raising stage, the garden was installed by an all-volunteer crew at an event they calledContinue reading “Power of Passion and Persistence”

ARMN July 2012 Chapter Meeting and Service at Long Branch Nature Center

By John Bernard Members of Arlington Regional Master Naturalists (ARMN) met for their chapter meeting and cookout on July 29 at Long Branch Nature Center (LBNC). Among other business, they recognized 13 newly certified Master Naturalists and the 68 members who have recertified through 2012. There was also an opportunity for ARMN volunteers to earnContinue reading “ARMN July 2012 Chapter Meeting and Service at Long Branch Nature Center”

“The City Dark” Movie and Stargazing

Come view “The City Dark” at: Long Branch Nature Center 625 S. Carlin Springs Arlington, VA  22204 On this Wednesday, 7/18, 7:30-9pm, with stargazing after the film, weather permitting. “Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid ofContinue reading ““The City Dark” Movie and Stargazing”