Exploring the Locust Grove Nature Center
Nature-lovers visiting Maryland are in for a treat. The Locust Grove Nature Center, located at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda, is just the place to observe small outdoor creatures and explore carefully tended indigenous wild gardens.
Looking forward to a fun-filled day learning about Maryland’s natural environment first-hand? Call Affinity Airport Sedan to pick you up and take you to Locust Grove. Let our top-rate car service get you there, so you can conserve your energy for park!
The Locust Grove Nature Center has indoor exhibits for the whole family. Its oak tree exhibit features a life-sized model of an oak tree, complete with animals that could be found in that habitat. Kids have a blast pushing buttons around the exhibit to learn what each animal sounds like.
Children and adults alike enjoy peering through the wildlife observation area. The circular building offers a 360-degree view of the nature area outside, and with plenty of feeders, there are always lots of animals to see. Visitors can even watch squirrels scurrying through the center’s squirrel obstacle course. In addition to observing the animals outside, guests can also see the Locust Grove’s two resident snakes — a Black Rat snake and a Corn snake. Both species are indigenous to Montgomery County, Maryland.
After you’ve seen the observation area from inside, you can step outdoors and check out the squirrels and birds up close. This area also has a small pond where visitors love to watch frogs and tadpoles in the spring.
Spring’s also the time to look for plants – like bluebells and bulbs – in the naturalist garden. Come summer, the same space is filled with butterflies and colorful blossoms. And the fall typically brings seeds and fruit.
If you’re visiting the D.C. area, take some time outside the city, and see what Bethesda’s Locust Grove Nature Center has to offer. Use Affinity for your rides there and back. After a day outside, you’ll be happy to sit back, relax, and leave the driving to us!