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FIELD TRIP — BIRDING NEWTOWNE’S FIELDS, FORESTS AND BAYS

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leader: David Moulton

A peninsula defined by Breton Bay, the Potomac River, and St. Clements Bay, this 776-acre property of woodlands, wetlands, and agricultural fields offers a wide variety of birding habitats.  Newtowne was the first settlement in the Maryland province after St. Mary’s City.  Owned for nearly 3 centuries by the Jesuits, the land was reclaimed as a State Park in 2009 to protect it from development.

Take Rte.5  west from Leonardtown. Turn left (south) on Rte. 243 (Newtowne Neck Road) for 4.5 miles to parking lot just beyond the graveyard, before you get to St. Francis Xavier’s Church.

RSVP to David Moulton at moulton.davidh@gmail.com  or (240) 278-4473.

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Newtowne Neck State Park
MD 243
Compton, MD 20627 United States
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Southern Maryland Audubon Society © 2014 -- Osprey photo by Bill Townsend