Wagon Ride Canceled for Upcoming Weekend
No wagon rides on June 15 and 16, 2013. Leave NO Child Outside will also be canceled on June 16, 2013.
Changes to Visitor Service due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Please check the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Photo Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey
According to the Bureau of Land Management's Partners in Flight Bird Management Plan, the Eastern Meadowlark have decreased ten percent a year and are among the most steeply declining birds in the Mid-Atlantic.
Eastern Meadowlarks inhabit field, pasture, and meadows which can all be found in Oxon Cove Park. These habitats are dwindling as more and more farm and fields give way to development, revert to forests, or shift from pastures to row crops.
Local national parks provide the minumum 15 to 20 acres of meadow habitat for these birds to breed.
Did You Know?
John Addison is the first documented owner to have developed the city of Oxon Hill, Maryland in the late 1600's. He named the city after the university he attended, Oxford University and was the first European owner of the Oxon Cove Park property.