sunflowers

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.

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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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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 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:

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December 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 20 Stories for 2017

With all the public safety news, the events happening in the school system and even the development announcements we’ve covered this year, our No. 1 story for the year was … drum roll please … sunflowers. Here are the Top 20 stories for the year for MyMCMedia.org:   UPDATED: Acres of Sunflowers Are Blooming in Poolesville […]

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August 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Aug.4-10

The loss of an educator topped our list of stories for the previous week.

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August 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Top 10 from July 28-August 3

Sunflowers, politics, immigration, and public safety were among our top stories for last week.

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July 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 from July 21-27

Never underestimate the power of a sunflower. For the fourth week in a row, our coverage of the blooming sunflowers was among our top stories based on web traffic. Our stories about the relocation of the Confederate soldier from the Red Brick Courthouse grounds in Rockville to White’s Ferry also ranked high. Rounding out the […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for July 14-20

Sunflowers, politics, shopping and, of course, public safety were among our top stories for last week.

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July 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a report on gang activity in the county. Other stories in this week’s show include the grand reopening of the Aspen Hill Library, MCPS’ annual drive for supplies event, a new name for a swimming pool in Poolesville and more. You […]

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