Tom Arata

Joined: Mar 27, 2017 Last Active: Mar 30, 2020

I am a retired Computer Programmer and Software Developer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry (Forest Resource Management) from Virginia Tech.

I finally decided to put my love of nature and my natural resources knowledge to work and I now volunteer in the Virginia Master Naturalist program after completing the VMN training program in Arlington (Spring, 2017). Anyone can join a VMN training program, no previous science/naturalist education required, See: http://www.virginiamasternaturalist.org/

For 2020, I will be attending the Arlington/Alexandria Tree Stewards training program. For more info, see: https://treesvirginia.org/outreach/tree-stewards

If you live in Virginia and have time to volunteer, consider joining one or both of these programs.

Also, this little Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a frequent visitor to my backyard.

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