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Date: October 31, 2012
Contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-2292,

Tour Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve Nov. 10

RICHMOND - A field day at Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve in Stafford County will be Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Participants will experience one of Virginia's most significant natural areas through a guided hike and natural history interpretation. 

The field day is limited to 80 people, and reservations are required. Participants should wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk up to four miles. The tour will take place rain or shine. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 804-786-7951. 

Crow's Nest became a natural area preserve in 2009. The property is a peninsula that juts between Accokeek and Potomac creeks. At 2,872 acres, Crow's Nest contains mature hardwood forest and some of the best examples of diverse, intact wetlands in the Potomac River drainage basin. The property supports habitat for a variety of species, including nesting bald eagles, migratory birds, the federally listed short-nosed sturgeon and 22 plant species important to Virginia's Coastal Plain. 

In addition to its ecological value, the property has played a significant role in Native American, Colonial and Civil War histories.

Crow's Nest is one of 61 state natural area preserves managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The property is co-owned by DCR and Stafford County. 

Click here for more information about Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve. 


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