McKee-Beshers WMA

July 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: In A Summer Like No Other, Poolesville Sunflowers Stand Tall

It’s a summer like we’ve never seen before. Camps are virtual, swim team is (mostly) canceled, and we are all walking around in face masks. But one thing has not changed here in Montgomery County: McKee-Beshers WMA sunflowers have bloomed and are back in full force. View this post on Instagram The bees are abuzz […]

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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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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 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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