The Delmarva fox squirrel conservation effort has been an increasing success.
Delmarva fox squirrel The Delmarva fox squirrel conservation effort has been an increasing success. © Dave Spier

Places We Protect

Third Haven Woods

Maryland / DC

An unusually old hardwood forest on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Overview

Third Haven Woods is one of the largest single blocks of forested upland not used for timber in the central Eastern Shore. It is a remnant of the forests that once covered much of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Although still relatively young, Third Haven will become an excellent example of old-growth forest in several hundred years.  

The preserve provides habitat for a small population of the Delmarva fox squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereus), a recovering endemic subspecies that has been federally listed since 1973.  

Third Have is also home to an abundance of flora, including flowering dogwood, southern arrow-wood, American holly, pepperbush, swamp azalea, and blueberry.

Before You Go

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Third Haven Woods
Third Haven Woods is a remnant of the forests that once covered much of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Third Haven Woods Third Haven Woods is a remnant of the forests that once covered much of the Delmarva Peninsula