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Audubon Naturalist Society

Audubon Naturalist Society Review

A self-guided nature trail winds through a verdant 40-acre estate and around the headquarters of the Audubon Naturalist Society. The estate is known as Woodend, as is the mansion, which was designed in 1927 by Jefferson Memorial architect John Russell Pope. The society leads wildlife identification walks, environmental education programs, and—September through June—a weekly Saturday bird walk at its headquarters. The bookstore stocks titles on conservation, ecology, and birding, as well as nature-related gifts such as jewelry and toys.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 | Map It
  • Phone: 301/652–9188; 301/652–1088 for naturalist tape
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Grounds daily dawn–dusk; bookstore weekdays 10–5, Sat. 9–5, Sun. noon–5
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  • Location: Bethesda

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