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Wildlife in our Region - Foxes, Beavers, and Coyotes, Oh My

It's spring, a great time of year for spotting wildlife in our region. Migratory birds are returning, deer and rabbits are flocking to suburban backyards, and raccoons regularly saunter through back alleys. But for the more adventurous, spring is also a great time to visit our region's parks, where you might see great blue herons, foxes, owls, and bald eagles. We've got tips on where to go, and how to observe animals safely and respectfully.

Coyote in Potomac Overlook Regional Park

Pablo Codes, an exchange student from Spain interning at Potomac Overlook, set up a motion-detecting videocamera to see what animals might be spotted. In the first five seconds of this video, you’ll see what the naturalists at the park agree is a coyote.

Seasonal Naturalist John Burke at the Potomac Overlook Regional Park shows some pelts from animals common to our area and talks about how human development and nature are bumping up against each other in Arlington:

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