McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

July 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Poolesville Sunflower Fields Are Blooming

The sunflowers at McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area off River Road near Poolesville are in full bloom this month. Each year the sunflowers draw thousands of people, including photographers, nature lovers, and artists to enjoy the sight. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plant nine fields with sunflowers to provide food for wildlife, primarily […]

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July 4, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Poolesville Sunflower Field Attracts Visitors and Provides Resource to Wildlife

Each spring the Maryland Department of Natural Resources-Wildlife and Heritage Service plants sunflowers on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. The purpose of planting sunflowers at this location is to provide a food source for mourning doves, as well as other wildlife species that inhabit the land. Sunflowers and sunflower seeds are also resourceful to songbirds, […]

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August 7, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do in Upcounty for $10 or Less

Sugarloaf Mountain Winery Tour Tour the Sugarloaf Mountain Winery in Dickerson for $5 per person. Tours are offered on weekends through the end of August and are open to the first 2o people who reserve spots or walk-ins when spots are available. Call 301-605-0130 before going to make sure there is space.         […]

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July 19, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

Fields of Gold in Poolesville (PHOTOS)

Updated views of the Sunflower Fields at the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville as of Wednesday, July 19.  

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July 18, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

10 Photo Tips for Taking Sunflower Pics (PHOTOS)

Sunflowers. Everyone is going crazy about the sunflower bloom. In the next 14 days all focus (ahh!) will be on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (MBWMA) in Poolesville. I got out this weekend to take a sneak peak at the fields. Believe what the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is telling you. The bloom […]

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July 13, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Sunflower Fields Draw Nature Lovers to Poolesville (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

When was the last time you walked through a field of sunflowers? Some photographers and other nature lovers are taking time to appreciate the sunflower fields planted every year by Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports on the fields in Poolesville. If you go to see the sunflowers you might want to […]

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July 9, 2015 | Staff Writer

Poolesville’s McKee-Beshers Area Abloom with Sunflowers (PHOTOS)

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources manages the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Poolesville. The area is located along the Potomac River. Each year, sunflowers are planted to attract game birds. The sunflowers are in peak bloom. Michael Walsh captured these photographs of the sunflowers early this morning.

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