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“Great place to spend a few hours” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301 652 9188
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Bethesda, Maryland
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great place to spend a few hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We like to picnic here often, and hike. Always deer around. Great photo ops. Take your trash with you.

Visited October 2012
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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“A local treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Live less than a mile away from this local treasure, a very large parkland site that is worth visiting, including a shop with a terrific amount of nature-related items.

Visited June 2012
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Lake Worth, FL
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“Another wonderful oasis of greenery in the urbs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Woodend seems small yet is remarkably diverse--lots of lovely areas and settings, a variety of plants, a neat shop, a neat old building. And unless a school excursion is there, it rarely seems busy..

Visited July 2012
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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“A Peaceful Sanctuary in a Lovely Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Woodend Sanctuary offers some fine nature walks during which it is often possible to see deer and other wildlife up close. Regrettably, the beehives that once graced the beginning of the walking area are gone, victims of disease. The walks are over some uneven ground but unless one really is infirm or tires very easily one should not flinch in exploring. Being contiguous to Rock Creek Park ensures that wild animals have easy access to the sanctuary and they seem to feel at home there. There is also a nice shop with a good selection of publications, various garden accessories such as bird feeders, bat houses, etc., and, very importantly, a sales program for a variety of bird seed/food in convenient sizes, at reasonable prices (discounts for Audubon Soc. members). It is also a popular place for weddings and occasional other celebrations.

Visited May 2012
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Rockville, Maryland
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“DC's premier environmental educational advocate and source for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

ANS is great! The grounds are pleasant, they offer many educational programs for all ages and all lengths form an hour or two to two week trips abroad. Staff are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and just plain fun to interact with.

Visited November 2011
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