Sunflowers McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

July 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blooming Sunflower Fields in Poolesville are Instagrammers’ Delight

The McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville is a summer go-to for residents and anyone who loves photography. The area is home to multiple sunflower fields and peak bloom typically comes mid-July. MyMCMedia spoke with residents enjoying the scenery.

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more

July 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Sunflower Field at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

Sunflowers at McKee-Besher: Why Officials Plant Them Every Year

The sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area draws thousands of people each year, but staff from Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources say they’re here for much more than pictures:

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter