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    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Maryland

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  • POSTPONED: September 20 Young African American Lecture Series

    The September 20 Young African American Lecture Series has been postponed. The first event in this series will now be held Saturday October 18, 2014. More »

  • Saturday October 4, 2014 Program Change

    Our Meet the Dairy Cow, Chicken Program, and Park's Past tour of the historic house will be offered on October 4, 2014. However, the Wagon Ride will not take place. Please call the park at 301.839.1176, if you have any questions.

Eastern Meadowlark

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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?

oxon hill farm museum

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.