Sunflowers - River Road, Poolesville, MD

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McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

Poolesville, MD · Poolesville, MD

How to find us

The aprox address for the parking area is 16500 River Road, Poolesville Md. We will be around the front section of the field for some time before moving inward. We will be wearing RRPT shirts.

Location image of event venue


The Sunflower Field is marked on this satellite view. The Meetup is scheduled for Field 1 (see coordinates below). There are usually other fields growing. Below are the coordinates from the fields planted in 2018 (for your information).

This will be a great opportunity to shoot sunflowers at sunset. There will also be a chance to capture images of song birds.

Date subject to change as we learn more information regarding McKee Beshers' planting schedule and growth of flowers. Currently McKee Beshers is predicting early to mid July, so it is possible by this date there will be fewer full blooms, but likely to be more song birds. Blue Indigo Buntings and Golden Finch primarily. Occasionally a few Cardinals.

From the Capital Beltway, take Exit 39 (River Road) west toward Potomac. Proceed for approximately 11 miles to the intersection of River Road and MD 112, Seneca Road. Turn left and continue on River Road for about 2 1/2 miles. McKee-Beshers will be on your left as you head west on River Road.

GPS Coordinates of sunflower fields

Field 1 (River Road) - N[masked], W[masked]
Field 2 (Hunting Quarter Road) – N[masked], W[masked]
Field 3 (Sycamore Landing Road) – N[masked], W[masked]