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Partner Event: Nature Conservancy's Bird Walk at Blue Marsh Trail

  • Blue Mash Nature Trail 20400 Zion Rd Gaithersburg, MD, 20882 United States (map)

Grab your binoculars and join Michael Bowen and fellow birders for great sights and sounds in Maryland. Learn from our experienced trip leaders about the tremendous journeys these birds have made and enjoy their beautiful colors and songs. The Blue Mash Nature Trail commemorates the pre-Civil War settlement called Blue Mash inhabited for many years by freed slaves. "Mash" was the colloquial pronunciation of marsh. Beginners are welcome! Thank you.

What to bring

  • Water
  • Rain gear, if necessary
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Birding field guide (recommended)

This bird walk is sold out. Please contact Kate Arion at to be placed on the wait list. More info is available at this link.