Fun Fact: Did You Know that Calvert County is Home to the Northernmost Natural Range of Bald Cypress Trees in America?

Question: Did you know that Calvert County is home to the northernmost natural range of bald cypress trees in America?

battle-creek-cypress-swamp_420x280_thumbIt’s true! Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary in Calvert County is home to the northernmost natural range of bald cypress trees in the United States. This 100-acre nature sanctuary recalls a time some 100,000 years ago when cypress swamps were common over large parts of the region and now-extinct animals like mammoths roamed the landscape. Today, thanks to The Nature Conservancy, which acquired the property in 1957, the Sanctuary’s primeval beauty is a protected home to many plants and animals.

Inside the nature center, you can explore more closely the mysteries of the swamp through exhibits that focus on the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary makes an ideal day trip for the young and old alike. The Calvert County Natural Resources Division provides a variety of educational programs and outdoor activities throughout the year.

Calvert CountySource: Calvert County website

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