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Alonso Abugattas
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Alonso Abugattas is a well known local environmental educator, naturalist, and storyteller in the Washington, DC area.
Alonso Abugattas is a well known local environmental educator, naturalist, and storyteller in the Washington, DC area.

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City Nature Challenge 2018
         A friendly global challenge was issued this year: Which cities could engage the most people to record the most observations of wildlife and plants, and find the most species over 4 days, April 27-30? There were   68 cities worldwide who answered th...
City Nature Challenge 2018
City Nature Challenge 2018
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National Invasive Species Awareness Week
    Today marks the beginning of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 26 - March 2). Invasive species are non native organisms that, often because they're free from natural controls they had in their native lands, cause ecological, economic or...
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National Invasive Species Awareness Week
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Winter Stoneflies
     Most insects, being ectothermic or not being ab[e to regulate their body temperatures internally, are not commonly seen in winter. However, being active in winter can certainly have its advantages. For one thing, there are much fewer predators about wi...
Winter Stoneflies
Winter Stoneflies
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Juncos - Snowbirds
Dark-eyed Junco      Juncos are common winter visitors throughout much of the USA. These woodland sparrows are quite variable in appearance, especially out West and by region, where some 15 different subspecies and races are recognized. Formerly many of the...
Juncos - Snowbirds
Juncos - Snowbirds
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Crows - Of Mobbing and Murder
     We have two species of crows in the DC area: the common American Crow ( Corvus brachyrynchus ) and the slightly smaller Fish Crow ( Corvus ossifragus ), which is usually associated with water. The two are tough to differentiate (apart from the nasal li...
Crows - Of Mobbing and Murder
Crows - Of Mobbing and Murder
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Mangy Foxes
Red Fox with Sarcoptic Mange (wikimedia commons by Juan Lacruz)      Several times a year the topic of mangy foxes comes up. Mostly this is by well-intentioned people who want to interfere. Since I end up explaining so often why that shouldn't be done, I de...
Mangy Foxes
Mangy Foxes
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A Hickory Nut Primer
A selection of the most common hickory nuts ( Carya spp. ) in the DC region.      Every year people ask me about different nuts they find. Hickory nuts ( Carya species) seem to always come up. While I'm no expert, I thought I'd give a few pointers on tellin...
A Hickory Nut Primer
A Hickory Nut Primer
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Spotted Orbweaver Spider
     Among the largest and most commonly seen spiders in the Fall are the Spotted Orbweavers ( Neoscona crucifera  and less commonly Neoscona domiciliorum ). With webs that can be over 2 feet wide and their tendency to attach them at just above eye level to...
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Spotted Orbweaver Spider
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Arlington's Parks & Rec Digs In Pollinator Patch
The newly established wild flower meadow along the entrance to Long Branch Nature Center in mid September.      For the last couple of years, Arlington's Parks and Recreation Department has been having a volunteer day where almost all our staff get together...
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Northern Watersnake
A Northern Watersnake basks in an Arlington, Virginia pond.      The Northern Watersnake ( Nerodia sipedon sipedon ) may well be the most misidentified snake in the East. Due to its living in close proximity to water, large size, variable coloration, abilit...
Northern Watersnake
Northern Watersnake
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