Our proximity to the Arboretum sometimes means we see some interesting wildlife. While I have yet to spot a rabbit on the loose around here, I still wanted to let you know that the District Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Wildlife Division is monitoring the population of Eastern cottontail rabbits in the District. You can help them out by recording your rabbit sightings and sharing them with the Department's biologists. Your efforts will play a vital role in helping protect and conserve rabbits in the city. For more information on the program and how to become a volunteer, please contact Lindsay Rohrbaugh at citizen.science[at]dc.gov.