This collection of Nature Conservancy audio tours will enlighten listeners about the local geology, rare species, river hydrology, and native plants and animals at selected nature preserves in Maryland/DC, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia. Whether you're planning a visit or you're already there, let these audio clips be your personal tour guide! Just download each clip to your mobile device and listen at the stops along the trail.
Audio Tours - New for Winter 2013!
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A registered natural landmark, Sugarloaf and its surroundings have long been a mecca for birders in the Mid-Atlantic region. Download audio tour
A great place for birdwatching, Finzel Swamp is a reminder of Maryland life 15,000 years ago. Download audio tour
Explore this natural gem, only 15 miles from our nation's capital. Download audio tour
Explore the wetland and lowland wood swamps in the floodplain of a former oxbow of the Little Patuxent River. Download audio tour
Wildcat Mountain, the oldest TNC preserve in Virginia, supports a rich variety of plant and animal life. Download audio tour
Explore this 1,300-acre park on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Download audio tour
The Nature Conservancy’s first preserve in Maryland, visitors can enjoy Battle Creek's quarter-mile boardwalk and nature center. Download audio tour
A short hike offers glimpses of the many natural habitats found in the Piedmont region. Download audio tour
Intern Jennifer Sun and Director of Land Management Deborah Barber reflect on what they've learned from each other and from the GLOBE program. Read their stories
Additional Audio Tours
Our audio guide helps you navigate Bear Island's renowned Billy Goat Trail, highlighting rare plants and native specimens. Download audio tour
This Maryland and West Virginia preserve offers five trails and a 1,500-foot boardwalk that allows for easy exploration over the boggy sites. Download audio tour
Nassawango Creek Preserve features one of Maryland's most pristine waterways. Two audio tours illustrate the preserve’s natural and human history. Download audio tours
Sideling Hill Creek is one of the most pristine streams in Maryland. During your audio tour you'll experience shale barrens, native forest types, and forge the stream if you dare! Download audio tour
Learn how a 240-acre loblolly pine plantation in Delaware transformed into today’s 908-acre preserve harboring a native coastal forest of oak, hickory, tulip poplar, sassafras and red maple. Download audio tour
Note: The Ponders Tract Trail System is closed until February 15, 2014. For more information, contact the chapter office at (302) 654-4707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Authors
A lifelong geology and ornithology enthusiast, Amanda enjoys volunteering her time to help conserve local wildlife habitats and nature. Fond of desert landscapes, her favorite state park to date is Valley of Fire in Nevada's eastern Mojave Desert. A native of Missouri and North Carolina, Amanda has worked in public affairs for the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C. since 2006.
Jennifer Szuchia Sun
As a conservation biologist, Jennifer has broad interests in environmental education, recreation management, and ecology. Jennifer grew up in Taiwan and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese. She has a strong connection with nature and has conducted research on bioluminescent fungi. Read more about her experiences as a GLOBE intern.