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Tuckahoe Park Events

A Message from Tuckahoe Park Stewards:

You’re invited to participate in either of two events at Tuckahoe Sat, April 29 and Sun. April 30, 2-4pm or on your own! Pass it along to people interested in observing and learning from nature.
We’ll focus on fungi and moss but enjoy all the spring things in the park. Tuckahoe Park Saturday CNC
Trees are the focus today but enjoy both cultural as well as natural history. Tuckahoe Park Sunday CNC
Your neighbor,
Mary McLean
Tuckahoe Park Steward
Arlington County Parks and Rec.
Arlington Regional Master Naturalist
703-966-2047 text or call to reach me quickly
We need you for the 2023 City Nature Challenge, April 28 – May 1!
We are hoping to recruit a record number of people this year to make at least one observation of nature using iNaturalist, during the City Nature Challenge, April 28-May 1, 2023.
What is the City Nature Challenge?
What started out as a friendly competition between LA and San Francisco in 2016 to document urban nature using iNaturalist, has expanded to over 450 cities in 40 countries this year. ARMN is again helping to organize participation in the City Nature Challenge DC, encompassing the entire DC metro area, including 14 counties in Virginia, 5 counties in Maryland and Jefferson County in West Virginia.
iNaturalist observations create a global database that provides valuable information about the world’s biodiversity. In 2022, out of the world-wide competition, the DC area came in first in the number of identifiers, second in the number of observers, fifth in the number of observations and seventh in the number of species identified. We’re hoping to build on that incredible record again this year!
Who can participate and where?
ARMN is supporting a wide variety of observation events in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax.  There are plenty of locations and times to choose from, or just go out and explore and make observations in your favorite park. Invite your friends and families to become citizen scientists and participate; all ages and levels of expertise are welcome. The more eyes on the ground and up in the sky the better. Join the fun, and contribute to the collection of data, to see which city can engage the most participants, make the most observations and identify the most species.
Where to learn more and sign up?
·       To download the iNaturalist app:
·       Local CNC resources: DC City Nature Challenge webpage
·       Video tutorials from iNaturalist:
·       Sign up for an ARMN (Arlington Regional Master Naturalists, Extension Office supported)-sponsored event: SignUp Genius

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