Water, Earth, Sky

Scott Shenk writes about the environment.

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Check out Crow’s Nest

It’s been described as an environmental jewel for good reason. The Crow’s Nest peninsula along Aquia and Accokeek creeks in Stafford, has pristine tidal marshes, abundant widlife and the most extensive mature coastal plain hardwood forest in the mid-Atlantic region. Efforts to preserve the land have been in the news for decades, but here’s your chance to see what the fuss is all about. There’s a field day Saturday, Nov. 7, at what is now the state’s Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve. Hosted by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, it will include hikes and natural history interpretation. It’s from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with hiking trips leaving at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 804 786-7951 to reserve a spot. Below is a file picture taken along the shoreline after a  dusting of snow in March. For more details on the preserve, click here.

Heron in snowy landscape