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Nature Photography in Prince Georges and Calvert Counties

Patuxent River Park is a beautiful and often overlooked nature park. Its a large park that begins and ends in several locations along Patuxent River, so I think it's best that we meet at a local A&W restaurant and drive to the nature center as a group. In addition to photographic opportunities along the paths and shoreline of the river, you can rent a canoe or kayak to get a different perspective. After a couple of hours at Patuxent River Park, we'll drive to Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grey's Rd. Prince Frederick, MD. Battle Creek is the largest stand of bald cypress forest in the region.

For those who still have energy, my plan is to finish afternoon with a detour to Chesapeake Beach for a meal on the way back to DC. Cheaspeake Beach is community on the Bay, a few miles outside the beltway. It's no Dewey Beach, just a small town with its own character, a nice little beach, and a small boardwalk. You can lay on the beach, have a swim, and eat fresh seafood within 45 minutes of DC.

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  • James D. B.

    Ken,

    It was fun meeting with you and the group. Luckily, the day cooperated and I was able to good shots.

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ken - Thanks so much for organizing and leading today. It was a gorgeous day and wonderful locations. Had a great time and learned a lot! Thank you

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Alfia K.

    Woke up with a head cold, so no meeting for me. :(
    Have a great time!

    July 13, 2013

  • Alyssia

    Hi Ken, will this be happening rain or shine? Weather was going to be perfect a couple days ago, but now iffy.

    July 12, 2013

    • Lloyd B.

      Is Everything still a go, rain and all right. Getting ready

      July 13, 2013

    • Lloyd B.

      Hi Ken, sorry just got call in to work, will try to make the next one

      July 13, 2013

  • Alyssia

    Won't be able to make it after all, hope to be able to meet the group soon.

    July 12, 2013

  • Larry

    How much time approximately should I allocate to get to this meeting going from the 355 entrance to the beltway? Is anybody needing a ride or Interested in driving together?

    July 10, 2013

    • Ken B.

      I'll look at a map and let you know.

      July 11, 2013

    • Larry

      Ken, Done worry. I mapped the route on Google and printed out instructions. It says 40 minutes but Saturday traffic on the Beltway can be tricky. I also have Google Maps on my iPhone. I will leave early to be sure I am on time. Thanks. Larry

      July 11, 2013

  • Toni Tillman C.

    Boy I am a nut ! I forgot I have to work this Sat. :0(.

    July 8, 2013

  • Ann O.

    I'm going to Kenilworth that day.

    July 7, 2013

  • keisha

    I will probably only do the park as I have to work later in the day.

    July 3, 2013

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