Crows Nest is one of only 5 Dedicated Old Growth Forest Network forests in Virginia. It has nesting bald eagles and great blue herons, and supports habitat for about 60 species of neotropical migratory songbirds.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:00 am
The preserve is a part of the 4,000-acre Crows Nest peninsula located along the Potomac River in Stafford County, bounded by Accokeek Creek to the north and Potomac Creek on the south side. The 160-foot high ridge drops steeply into ravines that are both a window into geologic time and an ecological gem, and supports what has been described as one of the finest upland hardwood forests in the Virginia Coastal Plain, including trees over 4 ft in diameter. Crows Nest is one of only 5 Dedicated Old Growth Forest Network forests in Virginia. It has nesting bald eagles and great blue herons, and supports habitat for about 60 species of neotropical migratory songbirds, nearly 60 percent of which are experiencing population declines, including ten species that are high global priority species of Partners In Flight. Mike Lott, with Virginia's Department of Conservation and Recreation's Virginia Natural Heritage program, will join us and provide insights into this special ecosystem. Easy. Departs Vienna Metro North Parking or meet at Crow's Nest.
Questions? Please contact hike leader, Michelle Branigan at [email protected] or call 206-251-2849. Cost: $2 Sierra Club donation $7 for driver if you anticipate being a carpool passenger $$ for optional lunch following hike. More information.
Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve
Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve
440 Raven Rd
Stafford, VA 22554