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Filled with about fifty children, teachers, and nature specialists, the Gulf Branch Nature Center was teaming with enthusiastic visitors on a muggy Friday morning. What they may have missed are the deer feeding along the roadway not far from the entrance. Traffic zooms by on Military Road, and most drivers probably don’t believe the “Deer Crossing” signs. Believe it; slow down, they are residents. See the slideshow.

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Inside the “Nature Center” is a nice museum with aquariums and other exhibits.

Outside, take the trail walk along the stream. You will discover a log cabin that is an example of how people used to live in this neighborhood. There is a blacksmith's building too.

A small pond hosts frogs, turtles and insects. Arboreal trees grow in the woods that is nestled between neighborhoods. The stream can use some work. There is a sewer line that is marked there to remind us that all water ends up here. We must take care of what we discard and discharge into the waterways.

http://parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/gulf-branch-nature-center/

Gulf Branch Nature Center
3608 Military Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Outdoor park open sunrise to sunset

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