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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (240) 278-4473.