My daughter spotted this guy on the mean streets of North Cleveland Park. Moth or Butterfly?

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

Well this is awesome. Thanks to Julie for sending yesterday: “This visitor to USDA HQ!”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.


Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

And they do not disappoint.

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.


Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.


Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

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Yuri writes last week:

“We were walking through Fort Reno park and the grass was alive with emerging cicada nymphs. Here are some photographs of one that emerged an hour or two ago. These appear to be a different species than the ones that typically emerge in June/July.”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

More photos after the jump. (more…)

rescue

Monday afternoon ending the right way.

And props to @horticultureguy for this great capture last week: (more…)

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Courtesy Smithsonian’s National Zoo

From an email:

International Migratory Bird Day

Where: Smithsonian’s National Zoo | 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008

Date: Saturday, May 6th, 10am-2pm

Admission: Free

Learn about the wildlife in our backyard and see science in action at this celebration of birds that come near and far to stop by our city. Scientists from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center will be banding local resident and migratory birds, just as they would when conducting research in the field. There will be games, crafts, and challenges to learn about birds. There will be a free tasting of coffee that creates bird habitat. See, hear and learn about these amazing creatures from the scientists who study them!”

chicken

There had been rumors of a chicken prowling the streets of Cleveland Park but never before had she be caught on film. Thanks to a reader for sending from 36th and Macomb: “Backyard Chicken on the lam?”

Making a run for it before it’s too late?

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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Photo by Lynn Hoverman

Thanks to Lynn for sharing this awesomeness:

“Swim practice for team gosling in the Tidal Basin.”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

coyote
Photo by PoPville flickr user Maggie Koziol

The sighting was reported on the Cleveland Park Listserv Wednesday afternoon:

“Saw a huge coyote run across Woodley Road into Tregaron today about noon. It looked like a small wolf – I thought it was a deer at first. These actually mated with wolves on their way east through Canada.”

This is not the first sighting in the Cleveland Park area. Also, back in 2014 a dog was attacked by coyotes in Rock Creek Park near the Golf Course. And last August a reader thought they spotted a Coywolf in SW.