Plant Life at Crow's Nest

Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve supports:

  • 895 acres of tidal and non-tidal wetlands. The wetlands on the Crow's Nest peninsula account for 60 percent of all the marshes in Stafford County, and represent some of the best examples of diverse and intact wetland habitats in the Potomac River drainage

  • 23 miles of stream, riparian, and wetland buffer

  • 2,310 acres of mature hardwood forest including two forest types that are recognized as globally rare by DCR's Natural Heritage Program