Water, Earth, Sky

Scott Shenk writes about the environment.

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Another Crow’s Nest tour coming up

Another rare outing is planned at Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve  in Stafford County.  The guided hike and natural history interpretation will be on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The field day is limited to 80 participants and reservations are required, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 804-786-7951. The tour of the property between Potomac and Accokeek Creeks will take place rain or shine. The 2,872-acre tract contains a mature hardwood forest and some of the best examples of diverse, intact wetlands along the Potomac. The land also has links to Native American, Colonial and Civil War history. Crow’s  Nest  is named after The Crow, a black, three-masted schooner moored off the property in the 1800s. The land became a natural preserve in 2009 after years of efforts by local conservationists, the county and state. Read Jonas Beals’ story on the opening here.