NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist

NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist Through guided nature walks, hikes, canoe and kayak tours, night explorations, stream and pond studies, and live animal programs, participants gain the opportunity to discover our native flora and fauna in a safe and fun environment.
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Programs are catered to kids, adults, and anyone interested in the natural world! Programs are offered in many of the Northern Virginia Regional Parks including Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Pohick Bay Regional Park, Bull Run Regional Park, Fountainhead Regional Park, Occoquan Regional Park, Algonkian Regional Park, Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, and all five NVRPA

Programs are catered to kids, adults, and anyone interested in the natural world! Programs are offered in many of the Northern Virginia Regional Parks including Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Pohick Bay Regional Park, Bull Run Regional Park, Fountainhead Regional Park, Occoquan Regional Park, Algonkian Regional Park, Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, and all five NVRPA

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Start your Labor Day off with a gorgeous sunrise! Enjoy a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified padd...
09/03/2021

Start your Labor Day off with a gorgeous sunrise!

Enjoy a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin. Calm morning waters should make this an easy paddle, and we hope to see lots of wildlife along the way! Expect to see Great Blue Herons, Osprey, and Bald Eagles.

Register today: http://ow.ly/DJso50G40qb

#sunrise #laborday #kayak #pohickbayregionalpark #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Start your Labor Day off with a gorgeous sunrise!

Enjoy a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin. Calm morning waters should make this an easy paddle, and we hope to see lots of wildlife along the way! Expect to see Great Blue Herons, Osprey, and Bald Eagles.

Register today: http://ow.ly/DJso50G40qb

#sunrise #laborday #kayak #pohickbayregionalpark #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Enjoy a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, ...
09/01/2021

Enjoy a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin. Calm morning waters should make this an easy paddle, and we hope to see lots of wildlife along the way!

More information: http://ow.ly/4cyM50G2lCJ

#sunrise #summer2021 #kayak #rovingnaturalist #pohickbay #novaparks

Enjoy a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin. Calm morning waters should make this an easy paddle, and we hope to see lots of wildlife along the way!

More information: http://ow.ly/4cyM50G2lCJ

#sunrise #summer2021 #kayak #rovingnaturalist #pohickbay #novaparks

Calling all night owls--check out this fun program TOMORROW NIGHT at Potomac Overlook Regional Park."Whooooo cooks for y...
08/30/2021

Calling all night owls--check out this fun program TOMORROW NIGHT at Potomac Overlook Regional Park.

"Whooooo cooks for youuuu? Whoooo cooks for youuuu allllll?" No, this is not a chef looking for a job! This is the call of a Barred Owl, perhaps Northern Virginia's most frequently observed owl. Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find these feathered friends.

Register today: http://ow.ly/v9eA50G1233

#nightowl #getoutside #summer2021 #owls #rovingnaturalist #nighthike #novaparks #potomacoverlook

Calling all night owls--check out this fun program TOMORROW NIGHT at Potomac Overlook Regional Park.

"Whooooo cooks for youuuu? Whoooo cooks for youuuu allllll?" No, this is not a chef looking for a job! This is the call of a Barred Owl, perhaps Northern Virginia's most frequently observed owl. Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find these feathered friends.

Register today: http://ow.ly/v9eA50G1233

#nightowl #getoutside #summer2021 #owls #rovingnaturalist #nighthike #novaparks #potomacoverlook

Greetings from Volcano Island Waterpark at Algonkian Regional Park ! When the critter corner was announced to the waterp...
08/30/2021

Greetings from Volcano Island Waterpark at Algonkian Regional Park ! When the critter corner was announced to the waterpark, the pools completely cleared out and flocked over to see and learn about the animals! What a crowd! I’ll be making one final waterpark visit this season, to Ocean Dunes Upton Hill Regional Park on Labor Day from 11:30a-1p so stop on by!

Greetings from Volcano Island Waterpark at Algonkian Regional Park ! When the critter corner was announced to the waterpark, the pools completely cleared out and flocked over to see and learn about the animals! What a crowd! I’ll be making one final waterpark visit this season, to Ocean Dunes Upton Hill Regional Park on Labor Day from 11:30a-1p so stop on by!

We've got lots of newly posted nature programs posted! Take a look here to see what is coming up. https://www.novaparks....
08/27/2021
Naturalists

We've got lots of newly posted nature programs posted! Take a look here to see what is coming up. https://www.novaparks.com/things-to-do/naturalists

Programs are offered in many NOVA Parks including Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Pohick Bay Regional Park, Bull Run Regional Park, Fountainhead Regional Park, Occoquan Regional Park, Algonkian Regional Park, Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Hemlock Overlook Regional Par...

This iPhone photo of tonight’s full moon at @pohick_bay does NOT do it justice! However, you can tell how epic it is jus...
08/22/2021

This iPhone photo of tonight’s full moon at @pohick_bay does NOT do it justice! However, you can tell how epic it is just by looking at that amazing reflection. Join us for a full moon paddle tour sometime! Contact me for details.

This iPhone photo of tonight’s full moon at @pohick_bay does NOT do it justice! However, you can tell how epic it is just by looking at that amazing reflection. Join us for a full moon paddle tour sometime! Contact me for details.

08/22/2021

Calm waters at sunset tonight. 🌅

Beautiful night for a paddle at @pohick_bay ! @ Pohick Bay Regional Park
08/22/2021

Beautiful night for a paddle at @pohick_bay ! @ Pohick Bay Regional Park

08/21/2021

🚨 last minute alert! We’ve got space on tonight’s sunset paddle trip at Pohick Bay Regional Park, give me a call at 703-268-6064 if you’re looking for something fun to do tonight.

Sunrise Kayak PaddleFountainhead Regional ParkAugust 14  5 AM-7 AMEnjoy a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by AC...
08/12/2021

Sunrise Kayak Paddle
Fountainhead Regional Park
August 14 5 AM-7 AM

Enjoy a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin. Calm morning waters should make this an easy paddle, and we hope to see lots of wildlife along the way!

Register today: http://ow.ly/dicI50FPFGf

#sunrise #kayak #summer2021 #fountainheadregionalpark #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Sunrise Kayak Paddle
Fountainhead Regional Park
August 14 5 AM-7 AM

Enjoy a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin. Calm morning waters should make this an easy paddle, and we hope to see lots of wildlife along the way!

Register today: http://ow.ly/dicI50FPFGf

#sunrise #kayak #summer2021 #fountainheadregionalpark #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

METEORS--OWLS--AND COYOTES--OH MY! 😲Last weekend's Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party was awesome! Saw many meteors as we...
08/11/2021

METEORS--OWLS--AND COYOTES--OH MY! 😲

Last weekend's Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party was awesome! Saw many meteors as well as heard Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Screech-owl, and a pack of Coyotes! It might be crazy late at 1am, but it's so worth it to catch the best action and wildlife. Register here for Wed and Thurs morning and tell your friends! I want to get back out there again!
http://apm.activecommunities.com/nov.../Activity_Search/4961
http://apm.activecommunities.com/nov.../Activity_Search/4962

METEORS--OWLS--AND COYOTES--OH MY! 😲

Last weekend's Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party was awesome! Saw many meteors as well as heard Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Screech-owl, and a pack of Coyotes! It might be crazy late at 1am, but it's so worth it to catch the best action and wildlife. Register here for Wed and Thurs morning and tell your friends! I want to get back out there again!
http://apm.activecommunities.com/nov.../Activity_Search/4961
http://apm.activecommunities.com/nov.../Activity_Search/4962

08/09/2021
NOVA Parks

Last weekend's Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party was awesome! Saw many meteors as well as heard Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Screech-owl, and a pack of Coyotes! It might be crazy late at 1am, but it's so worth it to catch the best action and wildlife. Register here for Wed and Thurs morning and tell your friends! I want to get back out there again!

http://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4961

http://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4962

GOOSE CREEK: PERSEID METEOR SHOWER WATCH PARTY!August 8, 11, 121:00 AM-2:30 AMCap off your summer with nature's firework...
08/06/2021

GOOSE CREEK: PERSEID METEOR SHOWER WATCH PARTY!
August 8, 11, 12
1:00 AM-2:30 AM

Cap off your summer with nature's fireworks. 🎇✨🌟

Join the Roving Naturalist for a late night meteor shower watch party at Goose Creek Bridge Historic Park!

More information: http://ow.ly/Z7Eh50FLRUf

#summer2021 #perseidmeteor #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

GOOSE CREEK: PERSEID METEOR SHOWER WATCH PARTY!
August 8, 11, 12
1:00 AM-2:30 AM

Cap off your summer with nature's fireworks. 🎇✨🌟

Join the Roving Naturalist for a late night meteor shower watch party at Goose Creek Bridge Historic Park!

More information: http://ow.ly/Z7Eh50FLRUf

#summer2021 #perseidmeteor #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Join Matt Felperin, ACA certified Roving Naturalist for a special seasonal paddle tour! Paddle under the stars during th...
08/04/2021

Join Matt Felperin, ACA certified Roving Naturalist for a special seasonal paddle tour! Paddle under the stars during the Perseid Meteor Shower and learn more about how this natural phenomenon works. Then, we will finish being treated to a beautiful sunrise on the water!

More information: http://ow.ly/a4EW50FKiUD

#perseidmetorshower #sunrise #summer2021 #fountainheadregionalpark #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Join Matt Felperin, ACA certified Roving Naturalist for a special seasonal paddle tour! Paddle under the stars during the Perseid Meteor Shower and learn more about how this natural phenomenon works. Then, we will finish being treated to a beautiful sunrise on the water!

More information: http://ow.ly/a4EW50FKiUD

#perseidmetorshower #sunrise #summer2021 #fountainheadregionalpark #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER WATCH PARTY!AUG 8 2021 1:00am to 2:30amJoin the Roving Naturalist for a late night meteor shower w...
08/03/2021

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER WATCH PARTY!
AUG 8 2021 1:00am to 2:30am

Join the Roving Naturalist for a late night meteor shower watch party at Goose Creek Bridge Historic Park!

Every August, the earth passes through a debris field produced by Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle; causing the Perseid Meteor Shower. As crazy as it seems, 1:00am is the best time to get outside and see the highest volume of meteors.

More information: http://ow.ly/qQJU50FJlhk

#perseidmeteorshower #nightsky #getoutside #summer2021 #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER WATCH PARTY!
AUG 8 2021 1:00am to 2:30am

Join the Roving Naturalist for a late night meteor shower watch party at Goose Creek Bridge Historic Park!

Every August, the earth passes through a debris field produced by Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle; causing the Perseid Meteor Shower. As crazy as it seems, 1:00am is the best time to get outside and see the highest volume of meteors.

More information: http://ow.ly/qQJU50FJlhk

#perseidmeteorshower #nightsky #getoutside #summer2021 #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Crunchy and squad are hanging out at @cameronrunregionalpark water park for a bit if anyone is planning on heading over ...
07/26/2021

Crunchy and squad are hanging out at @cameronrunregionalpark water park for a bit if anyone is planning on heading over soon! Water’s great!

Crunchy and squad are hanging out at @cameronrunregionalpark water park for a bit if anyone is planning on heading over soon! Water’s great!

Come out this SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a FREE hike through a true urban oasis right here in Alexandria! For mo...
07/22/2021

Come out this SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a FREE hike through a true urban oasis right here in Alexandria!

For more information: http://ow.ly/ucw950FBwYE

The hike is limited to 20 participants so register early to guarantee a space.

Register today: http://ow.ly/rCJ550FBwYF

#urbanoasis #waterfall #hiking #visitalexandria #winklerbotanicalpreserve #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Come out this SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a FREE hike through a true urban oasis right here in Alexandria!

For more information: http://ow.ly/ucw950FBwYE

The hike is limited to 20 participants so register early to guarantee a space.

Register today: http://ow.ly/rCJ550FBwYF

#urbanoasis #waterfall #hiking #visitalexandria #winklerbotanicalpreserve #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Come out this SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a FREE hike through a true urban oasis right here in Alexandria! For mo...
07/19/2021

Come out this SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a FREE hike through a true urban oasis right here in Alexandria!

For more information: http://ow.ly/DALZ50Fzd3q

The hike is limited to 20 participants so register early to guarantee a space.

Register today: http://ow.ly/JQKW50Fzd3r

#urbanoasis #waterfall #hiking #visitalexandria #winklerbotanicalpreserve #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Come out this SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a FREE hike through a true urban oasis right here in Alexandria!

For more information: http://ow.ly/DALZ50Fzd3q

The hike is limited to 20 participants so register early to guarantee a space.

Register today: http://ow.ly/JQKW50Fzd3r

#urbanoasis #waterfall #hiking #visitalexandria #winklerbotanicalpreserve #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Come out SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a FREE hike through the Winkler Botanical Preserve.This program, sponsored b...
07/14/2021

Come out SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a FREE hike through the Winkler Botanical Preserve.

This program, sponsored by NOVA Parks and led by NOVA Parks’ Roving Naturalist Matt Felperin, will guide participates through one of the areas great botanical preserves.

The hike is limited to 20 participants so register early to guarantee a space.

Register today: http://ow.ly/8tbq50Fw4lP

#urbanoasis #waterfall #hiking #visitalexandria #winklerbotanicalpreserve #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Come out SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a FREE hike through the Winkler Botanical Preserve.

This program, sponsored by NOVA Parks and led by NOVA Parks’ Roving Naturalist Matt Felperin, will guide participates through one of the areas great botanical preserves.

The hike is limited to 20 participants so register early to guarantee a space.

Register today: http://ow.ly/8tbq50Fw4lP

#urbanoasis #waterfall #hiking #visitalexandria #winklerbotanicalpreserve #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Start your day with a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Rovin...
06/23/2021

Start your day with a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin.

More info: http://ow.ly/lUwF50FgOdZ

#summer2021 #sunrise #kayak #rovingnaturalist #fountainheadregionalpark #novaparks

Start your day with a relaxing guided sunrise kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin.

More info: http://ow.ly/lUwF50FgOdZ

#summer2021 #sunrise #kayak #rovingnaturalist #fountainheadregionalpark #novaparks

Join our roving naturalist on a night quest to find some feathered friends. Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, ...
06/22/2021

Join our roving naturalist on a night quest to find some feathered friends.

Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them! Even if we aren't able to find owls in the wild, you'll be able to meet Smoke, our resident Eastern Screech-owl and learn about the smallest breeding owls in Northern Virginia!

Register: http://ow.ly/YuFC50FfOXb

#owls #nighthike #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Join our roving naturalist on a night quest to find some feathered friends.

Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them! Even if we aren't able to find owls in the wild, you'll be able to meet Smoke, our resident Eastern Screech-owl and learn about the smallest breeding owls in Northern Virginia!

Register: http://ow.ly/YuFC50FfOXb

#owls #nighthike #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Smoke’s first visit to the waterparks! Today’s visit was a little trial run at Atlantis Waterpark/Bull Run Regional Park...
06/17/2021

Smoke’s first visit to the waterparks! Today’s visit was a little trial run at Atlantis Waterpark/Bull Run Regional Park . Come out to our waterparks this summer and you may see this Eastern Screech-owl and a few of our reptiles!

Smoke’s first visit to the waterparks! Today’s visit was a little trial run at Atlantis Waterpark/Bull Run Regional Park . Come out to our waterparks this summer and you may see this Eastern Screech-owl and a few of our reptiles!

Due to mounting mysterious bird deaths mostly affecting Blue Jays and Common Grackles, it is advised for the public to s...
06/17/2021
Public urged to stop feeding birds as scientists hunt cause of mysterious ailment

Due to mounting mysterious bird deaths mostly affecting Blue Jays and Common Grackles, it is advised for the public to stop feeding wild birds until scientists can figure out what is happening. Here is an article from WaPo the other day if you are unfamiliar with the latest bird epidemic.

People should refrain from feeding birds as scientists work to determine the cause of a mysterious ailment that has blinded and killed hundreds of birds in the D.C. region since late May.

There's still time to register for Wednesday night's Owl Prowl!OWL PROWLWEDNESDAY, JUNE 16  9PM-10PMJoin the roving natu...
06/14/2021

There's still time to register for Wednesday night's Owl Prowl!

OWL PROWL
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 9PM-10PM
Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find feathered friends. Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them!

Info: http://ow.ly/ZzbN50F9T78

#owls #nighthike #rovingnatuarlist #novaparks

There's still time to register for Wednesday night's Owl Prowl!

OWL PROWL
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 9PM-10PM
Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find feathered friends. Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them!

Info: http://ow.ly/ZzbN50F9T78

#owls #nighthike #rovingnatuarlist #novaparks

We still have a few spots left for tomorrow night's Sunset Kayak Paddle at Algonkian Regional Park.Register: http://ow.l...
06/14/2021

We still have a few spots left for tomorrow night's Sunset Kayak Paddle at Algonkian Regional Park.

Register: http://ow.ly/9OPX50F9SVI

#kayak #sunset #summer2021 #algonkianregionalpark #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

We still have a few spots left for tomorrow night's Sunset Kayak Paddle at Algonkian Regional Park.

Register: http://ow.ly/9OPX50F9SVI

#kayak #sunset #summer2021 #algonkianregionalpark #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

OWL PROWLWEDNESDAY, JUNE 16  9PM-10PMJoin the roving naturalist on a quest to find feathered friends. Learn more about o...
06/11/2021

OWL PROWL
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 9PM-10PM

Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find feathered friends. Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them!

Info: http://ow.ly/4u9G50F8nW5

#owls #nighthike #rovingnatuarlist #novaparks

OWL PROWL
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 9PM-10PM

Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find feathered friends. Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them!

Info: http://ow.ly/4u9G50F8nW5

#owls #nighthike #rovingnatuarlist #novaparks

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Nature Hike today with David Garcia. Thank you for a great hike!
We went on a Night Hike with Roving Naturalist David Garcia at Bull Run Regional Park. Thank you David for sharing some interesting facts with us.