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    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm


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  • 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.

Queen Snake

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?

cider press

The oldest fruit tree in the National Park Service can be found at Oxon Hill Farm. For centuries the making of cider from apples has been more than just pressing fruit to provide a delicious drink. Cider making was a social event for family and neighbors.