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    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Maryland

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  • There will be no programs on Thursdays during April and May, 2014

    The park will be open but, programs are canceled on Thursdays during April and May, 2014. Please call 301.899.0503 if you have questions.

  • Wagon ride temporarily canceled.

    Our wagon is in the shop for a much needed "face-life." Call 301.839.0503 for more information.

Queen Snake

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources lists the Queen Snake as an uncommon snake species of Maryland. Although, the Queen Snake is not endangered on the federal level, many states have listed them as endangered..

Queen snakes have quite specific habitat requirements. They require clear spring-fed streams with moderate to fast currents and rocky bottoms. Queen snakes are rarely found far from their water habitat. One of the reasons is that their main food source, freshly molted crayfish, live in these waters under the rocks.

If you are hiking in the park and spot a queen snake, please call 301-839-1176 or 202-690-5160 to report your findings.

Did You Know?

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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.