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 waterpark facilities (in-season only). Join us for a chance to explore the natural world of northern Virginia!

Operating as usual

WANDERING WARBLERSSATURDAY, MAY 15 8AM-10 AMALGONKIAN REGIONAL PARKThey're back for a limited time! Join the Roving Natu...
05/11/2021

WANDERING WARBLERS
SATURDAY, MAY 15 8AM-10 AM

ALGONKIAN REGIONAL PARK

They're back for a limited time!

Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage!

Register today: http://ow.ly/7MFb50EJX1I

#happinesshere #birding #warblers #rovingnaturalist #algonkianregionalpark #novaparks

WANDERING WARBLERS
SATURDAY, MAY 15 8AM-10 AM

ALGONKIAN REGIONAL PARK

They're back for a limited time!

Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage!

Register today: http://ow.ly/7MFb50EJX1I

#happinesshere #birding #warblers #rovingnaturalist #algonkianregionalpark #novaparks

First Canada Warbler of the year, at the tail end of a warbler walk I led at Algonkian Regional Park. They can be tough ...
05/08/2021

First Canada Warbler of the year, at the tail end of a warbler walk I led at Algonkian Regional Park. They can be tough to find during migration. This one has a small caterpillar. 🐛 I just love their black necklace against their yellow belly! Join me for one of my warbler walks and you might see one of these neotropical migrants yourself! Register at novaparks.com

Sterling, VA 5.6.21
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#novarover #novaparks #warbler #springmigration #bird #birding #wanderingwarbler #canadawarbler

First Canada Warbler of the year, at the tail end of a warbler walk I led at Algonkian Regional Park. They can be tough to find during migration. This one has a small caterpillar. 🐛 I just love their black necklace against their yellow belly! Join me for one of my warbler walks and you might see one of these neotropical migrants yourself! Register at novaparks.com

Sterling, VA 5.6.21
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#novarover #novaparks #warbler #springmigration #bird #birding #wanderingwarbler #canadawarbler

First Canada Warbler of the year, at the tail end of a warbler walk I led at Algonkian Regional Park. They can be tough ...
05/08/2021

First Canada Warbler of the year, at the tail end of a warbler walk I led at Algonkian Regional Park. They can be tough to find during migration. This one has a small caterpillar. 🐛 I just love their black necklace against their yellow belly! Join me for one of my warbler walks and you might see one of these neotropical migrants yourself! Register at novaparks.com

Sterling, VA 5.6.21

First Canada Warbler of the year, at the tail end of a warbler walk I led at Algonkian Regional Park. They can be tough to find during migration. This one has a small caterpillar. 🐛 I just love their black necklace against their yellow belly! Join me for one of my warbler walks and you might see one of these neotropical migrants yourself! Register at novaparks.com

Sterling, VA 5.6.21

WANDERING WARBLERSMONDAY, MAY 10 8AM-10 AMWEBB NATURE SANCTUARYThey're back for a limited time! Join the Roving Naturali...
05/06/2021

WANDERING WARBLERS
MONDAY, MAY 10 8AM-10 AM
WEBB NATURE SANCTUARY

They're back for a limited time!
Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage!

This is a GREAT activity to do with your kids during the asynchronous day!

Register today: http://ow.ly/MX9k50EGpaP

#happinesshere #birding #warblers #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

WANDERING WARBLERS
MONDAY, MAY 10 8AM-10 AM
WEBB NATURE SANCTUARY

They're back for a limited time!
Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage!

This is a GREAT activity to do with your kids during the asynchronous day!

Register today: http://ow.ly/MX9k50EGpaP

#happinesshere #birding #warblers #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

“May the 4th be with you!” -Stumpy the Eastern Box Turtle... aka Admiral Ackbar/Emperor Palpatine 🦑 ✨ @ Potomac Overlook...
05/04/2021

“May the 4th be with you!” -Stumpy the Eastern Box Turtle... aka Admiral Ackbar/Emperor Palpatine 🦑 ✨ @ Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington

Who’s ready to go out and explore this weekend?? It’s officially the iNaturalist city nature challenge! Represent the DC...
04/30/2021

Who’s ready to go out and explore this weekend?? It’s officially the iNaturalist city nature challenge! Represent the DC/Baltimore area by going outside and sharing your observations. It’s as easy as 1,2,3! Feel free to contact me with any questions. Ready, set, go!

Who’s ready to go out and explore this weekend?? It’s officially the iNaturalist city nature challenge! Represent the DC/Baltimore area by going outside and sharing your observations. It’s as easy as 1,2,3! Feel free to contact me with any questions. Ready, set, go!

OWL PROWLSATURDAY, MAY 1  8:30 PM-10:00 PMCalling all night owls! 🦉Join the roving naturalist on a quest to barred owls....
04/30/2021

OWL PROWL
SATURDAY, MAY 1 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Calling all night owls! 🦉

Join the roving naturalist on a quest to barred owls. 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/2WUz50EBEz4

#happinesshere #nightowl #owls #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

OWL PROWL
SATURDAY, MAY 1 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Calling all night owls! 🦉

Join the roving naturalist on a quest to barred owls. 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/2WUz50EBEz4

#happinesshere #nightowl #owls #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

WANDERING WARBLERSSATURDAY, MAY 1 8AM-10 AMThey're back for a limited time! Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migr...
04/29/2021

WANDERING WARBLERS
SATURDAY, MAY 1 8AM-10 AM

They're back for a limited time!

Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage!

Register today: http://ow.ly/XPHN50EAT4E

#happinesshere #birding #warblers #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

WANDERING WARBLERS
SATURDAY, MAY 1 8AM-10 AM

They're back for a limited time!

Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage!

Register today: http://ow.ly/XPHN50EAT4E

#happinesshere #birding #warblers #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

04/28/2021

Looking to do a special Osprey Photography sunrise kayak tour on Friday morning with the aim of catching them fish on glass calm water in great light! If you’re interested, please contact me ASAP as I’ll need 4 more to make it happen.

OWL PROWLSATURDAY, MAY 1  8:30 PM-10:00 PMCalling all night owls! 🦉Join the roving naturalist on a quest to barred owls....
04/27/2021

OWL PROWL
SATURDAY, MAY 1 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Calling all night owls! 🦉

Join the roving naturalist on a quest to barred owls. 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/lw1b50EyKuO

#happinesshere #nightowl #owls #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

OWL PROWL
SATURDAY, MAY 1 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Calling all night owls! 🦉

Join the roving naturalist on a quest to barred owls. 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/lw1b50EyKuO

#happinesshere #nightowl #owls #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

This pair of Eastern Bluebirds picked the perfect background of Magnolia to pose in front of. Thanks you two!
04/23/2021

This pair of Eastern Bluebirds picked the perfect background of Magnolia to pose in front of. Thanks you two!

Happy Earth Day everyone! This vid we made last year was just too good not to share again. Enjoy!
04/22/2021
Happy Earth Day from NOVA Parks

Happy Earth Day everyone! This vid we made last year was just too good not to share again. Enjoy!

NOVA Parks is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Here are 5 great ways you can celebrate Earth Day at home!

Calling all past program participants! I need to start collecting program feedback, so if you have just a minute, please...
04/19/2021
Post-Event Feedback Survey

Calling all past program participants! I need to start collecting program feedback, so if you have just a minute, please fill out this super short survey! It's very helpful for future programming. Thanks!

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Two programs happening at Potomac Overlook tomorrow that need more registrants! CREEPY CRAWLIES and OWL PROWL should bot...
04/18/2021
Nova Parks

Two programs happening at Potomac Overlook tomorrow that need more registrants! CREEPY CRAWLIES and OWL PROWL should both be a blast... register now at novaparks.com! Feel free to contact me with any questions!

NOVA Parks consists of 32 unique destination parks spread throughout Northern Virginia, including water parks, golf courses, family campgrounds, beautiful wedding venues, historic sites and more.

04/18/2021

Super successful Owl Prowl tonight at Algonkian Regional Park! Heard over a dozen Barred Owls, including a few pairs across the Potomac River from Maryland. Finally saw one right as we were ready to leave! Typical!

CREEPY CRAWLIESMONDAY, APRIL 19 10 AM-11:30 AMSpring is here, so that means all sorts of critters are active again! Join...
04/16/2021

CREEPY CRAWLIES
MONDAY, APRIL 19 10 AM-11:30 AM

Spring is here, so that means all sorts of critters are active again! Join the Roving Naturalist to find all sorts of insects and other bugs crawling around at Potomac Overlook Regional Park.

Register today: http://ow.ly/jnpM50EqBqd

#happinesshere #creepy #crawlers #insects #bugs #worms #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

CREEPY CRAWLIES
MONDAY, APRIL 19 10 AM-11:30 AM

Spring is here, so that means all sorts of critters are active again! Join the Roving Naturalist to find all sorts of insects and other bugs crawling around at Potomac Overlook Regional Park.

Register today: http://ow.ly/jnpM50EqBqd

#happinesshere #creepy #crawlers #insects #bugs #worms #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

04/16/2021

Wanna see a Broad-winged Hawk, a bird you can really only expect to see now and in September during migration? Just look up into the sky right now, wherever you are! 👀

You should soon find at least a few circling together, this is called kettling. Enjoy!

Join Roving Naturalist and professional wildlife photographer Matt Felperin at Bull Run Regional Park to experience the ...
04/15/2021

Join Roving Naturalist and professional wildlife photographer Matt Felperin at Bull Run Regional Park to experience the magic of the Virginia Bluebells. Learn how to take stunning photos of this mystical landscape as well as close ups of the fleeting flowers themselves.

Register today:
April 17: http://ow.ly/7R2b50EpuFR
April 18: http://ow.ly/yVei50EpuHw

#happinesshere #bluebells #photography #rovingnaturallist #novaparks

Join Roving Naturalist and professional wildlife photographer Matt Felperin at Bull Run Regional Park to experience the magic of the Virginia Bluebells. Learn how to take stunning photos of this mystical landscape as well as close ups of the fleeting flowers themselves.

Register today:
April 17: http://ow.ly/7R2b50EpuFR
April 18: http://ow.ly/yVei50EpuHw

#happinesshere #bluebells #photography #rovingnaturallist #novaparks

OWL PROWLAPRIL 19  8 PM-9:30 PMCalling al night owls! Join us for an Owl Prowl at Potomac Overlook Regional Park.  Join ...
04/14/2021

OWL PROWL
APRIL 19 8 PM-9:30 PM

Calling al night owls! Join us for an Owl Prowl at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find these feathered friends.

For more information: http://ow.ly/tJKm50EosVN

#happinesshere #nightowl #owls #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

OWL PROWL
APRIL 19 8 PM-9:30 PM

Calling al night owls! Join us for an Owl Prowl at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find these feathered friends.

For more information: http://ow.ly/tJKm50EosVN

#happinesshere #nightowl #owls #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

SUNSET KAYAK PADDLESATURDAY, APRIL 17 Looking for a great sunset photo opportunity? Join us for a relaxing guided sunset...
04/13/2021

SUNSET KAYAK PADDLE
SATURDAY, APRIL 17

Looking for a great sunset photo opportunity? Join us for a relaxing guided sunset kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin.

Register today: http://ow.ly/Y41B50EnGFB

#happinesshere #spring2021 #sunset #kayak #rovingnaturalist #algonkianregionalpark #novaparks

SUNSET KAYAK PADDLE
SATURDAY, APRIL 17

Looking for a great sunset photo opportunity? Join us for a relaxing guided sunset kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin.

Register today: http://ow.ly/Y41B50EnGFB

#happinesshere #spring2021 #sunset #kayak #rovingnaturalist #algonkianregionalpark #novaparks

SUNSET KAYAK PADDLEFRIDAY, APRIL 16 Looking for a great sunset photo opportunity? Join us for a relaxing guided sunset k...
04/13/2021

SUNSET KAYAK PADDLE
FRIDAY, APRIL 16

Looking for a great sunset photo opportunity? Join us for a relaxing guided sunset kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin.

Register today: http://ow.ly/tosw50EnGvS

#happinesshere #spring2021 #sunset #kayak #rovingnaturalist #pohickbayregionalpark #novaparks

SUNSET KAYAK PADDLE
FRIDAY, APRIL 16

Looking for a great sunset photo opportunity? Join us for a relaxing guided sunset kayak paddle led by ACA certified paddling instructor and NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin.

Register today: http://ow.ly/tosw50EnGvS

#happinesshere #spring2021 #sunset #kayak #rovingnaturalist #pohickbayregionalpark #novaparks

This weekend is our last weekend for our Bluebell Walks at Bull Run Regional Park. Experience the magic and wonder of th...
04/13/2021

This weekend is our last weekend for our Bluebell Walks at Bull Run Regional Park.

Experience the magic and wonder of the Bluebell Trail in its full glory! Take a relaxing stroll on Bull Run Regional Park's most famous trail while being enveloped by a sea of blue.

Register today: http://ow.ly/nS3J50EnDpS

This weekend is our last weekend for our Bluebell Walks at Bull Run Regional Park.

Experience the magic and wonder of the Bluebell Trail in its full glory! Take a relaxing stroll on Bull Run Regional Park's most famous trail while being enveloped by a sea of blue.

Register today: http://ow.ly/nS3J50EnDpS

OWL PROWLAPRIL 17  9 PM-10:30 PMCalling al night owls! Join us for an Owl Prowl at Algonkian Regional Park.  Join the ro...
04/12/2021

OWL PROWL
APRIL 17 9 PM-10:30 PM

Calling al night owls! Join us for an Owl Prowl at Algonkian Regional Park. Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find these feathered friends.

For more information: http://ow.ly/hjiq50EmDSQ

#happinesshere #nightowl #owls #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

OWL PROWL
APRIL 17 9 PM-10:30 PM

Calling al night owls! Join us for an Owl Prowl at Algonkian Regional Park. Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find these feathered friends.

For more information: http://ow.ly/hjiq50EmDSQ

#happinesshere #nightowl #owls #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

We're down to our last two Bluebell Photography Workshops!Join Roving Naturalist and professional wildlife photographer ...
04/12/2021

We're down to our last two Bluebell Photography Workshops!

Join Roving Naturalist and professional wildlife photographer Matt Felperin at Bull Run Regional Park to experience the magic of the Virginia Bluebells.

For more information: http://ow.ly/qqNA50EmCnD

#happinesshere #bluebells #photography #bullrunregionalpark #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

We're down to our last two Bluebell Photography Workshops!

Join Roving Naturalist and professional wildlife photographer Matt Felperin at Bull Run Regional Park to experience the magic of the Virginia Bluebells.

For more information: http://ow.ly/qqNA50EmCnD

#happinesshere #bluebells #photography #bullrunregionalpark #rovingnaturalist #novaparks

Are you looking for something fun to do Saturday night?Join our NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist for a Sunset Kayak Paddle a...
04/09/2021

Are you looking for something fun to do Saturday night?

Join our NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist for a Sunset Kayak Paddle at Occoquan Regional Park!

We only have 5 spots remaining.

For more information: http://ow.ly/fjjE50EkIZB

#happinesshere #sunsets #kayak #rovingnaturalist #occoquanregionalpark #novaparks

Are you looking for something fun to do Saturday night?

Join our NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist for a Sunset Kayak Paddle at Occoquan Regional Park!

We only have 5 spots remaining.

For more information: http://ow.ly/fjjE50EkIZB

#happinesshere #sunsets #kayak #rovingnaturalist #occoquanregionalpark #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.