Where to Find Wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic Region

A week or so ago, the Kojo Nnamdi Show aired a program about wildlife in the DC Metro area that featured Martin Ogle, Chief Naturalist at Potomac Overlook Regional Park in Arlington, VA (one of our favorites!) and John Rappole, author of “Wildlife of the Mid-Atlantic: A Complete Reference,” and others titles.

I turned on the radio just as we were packing water and snacks to head out to Mason Neck State Park in search of eagles, so the timing was outstanding. It really helped to get the kids into discovery mode, especially since they know of Martin Ogle from visits to Potomac Overlook. They squealed each time they heard the park’s name mentioned!

In case you missed the show, you can listen to the full program: Wildlife in our Region – Foxes, Beavers, and Coyotes, Oh My, view related resources, and see video footage of a coyote sighting at Potomac Overlook.


~ Carolyn

p.s. We never did find eagles. If you know of a good place and time of day to see them, please tell us about it in the comments section.

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  1. Claire Hutchinson says:

    I know this is not technically VA but close…there are
    Eagles in Harper’s Ferry West VA (a nesting pair with babies)as per a friend who works for the National Parks Service.

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