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Photo by Emily Gee

Thanks to Emily for sending: “Um, almost stepped on this LIVE crawdad on the mean streets of Woodley Park. Hot n Juicy Crawfish, come get your guy, he’s lost”

Ed. Note: Believe it or not, this is not the first street crawfish we’ve encountered.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected]. Thanks! Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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Thanks to Devin for sending: “Spotted a Turkey on the 5th tee box at Rock Creek Golf Course. Had to wait for him to clear the tee box before teeing off.”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected]. Thanks! Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

We found a very small baby fawn (could barely walk) next to her mother who was killed.

There was nobody in the DC area that would take her, she was due to be euthanized since her mom was dead. My fiance I an said absolutely not and took her to the closest rescue who would accept her, which was Friskys Wildlife Rehabilitation. They’re county, state, and federally licensed but since they’re a 501 (c) 3 Organization they don’t receive ANY funding. The estimated cost for the fawns care is $1,350 dollars for 4.5 months. I have all the paperwork for tax deductions, General info about the wildlife center, EVERYTHING. I would be willing to get it for anyone willing to help.

The people who own the rehab were a old husband and wife duo. So sweet and nice.

The baby fawn is #21935. Read More


Photo by C on the scene

From the National Park Service:

“To protect and restore native plants and promote healthy and diverse forests, the National Park Service (NPS) proposes to reduce overabundant deer populations in several national parks in DC and Maryland. We encourage park neighbors and visitors to review and share comments on a NPS proposal to develop a deer management plan and environmental assessment (EA) for National Capital Parks – East, which includes Anacostia Park, Greenbelt Park, Fort Washington Park and other parks. The NPS will host a virtual public meeting and make the proposal available online on June 15.

The purpose of this proposal is to develop a white-tailed deer management strategy that supports long-term protection, preservation and restoration of native plants and landscapes in these parks. Within forests, deer can significantly reduce forest regeneration by eating tree seedlings and preventing them from growing taller and becoming saplings. Over time, this can degrade forests and the habitat they provide for other animals and plants. Through the proposed deer management plan/EA the management of the deer population will allow for the restoration of native vegetation and landscapes. 

Several national parks in the Washington, DC, area have approved and implemented deer management plans. Rock Creek Park has seen tree seedling densities almost triple since starting deer management. Catoctin Mountain Park has seen a 13-fold tree seedling density.

The proposed white-tailed deer management would be implemented within the following parks: Read More

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