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    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Maryland

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  • No public programs Monday August 25, 2014

    The Park will be open but there will be no public programs on Monday August 25, 2014. Meet the Dairy Cow, the Wagon Ride, and Chicken & Egg programs will not be happening on this day. Please call the park at 301.839.1176 if you have any questions.

  • No public programs Wednesday August 27 through Saturday August 30, 2014 & Monday, September 1, 2014

    The Park will be open but there will be no public programs Wednesday August 27 through Saturday August 30, 2014 and Monday, September 1, 2014. Please call the park at 301.839.1176 if you have any questions.

Eastern Meadowlark

eastern meadowlark

Photo Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey

Sturnella magna

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?

mt. welby

During the War of 1812, the Debutts family found three congreve rockets on the Mount Welby (19th century name of the Oxon Hill Farm property) grounds. The British Navy was not aiming at Mount Welby. They were sending a signal to other British ships anchored 20 miles away in the Patuxent River.