Audio Tour

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

The Nature Conservancy’s first preserve in Maryland, Battle Creek Cypress Swamp is home to the only stand of bald cypress in the state west of the Chesapeake Bay.

Situated at the northernmost limit of the species' natural range in the United States, Battle Creek preserve is a captivating place. Visitors can enjoy a quarter-mile boardwalk and nature center operated by the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.


Visit the preserve page to plan your visit and then download the audio tour map (PDF). The numbers marked on the map correspond to the audio files in the tour.

Cell service at many of our preserves can be unreliable. We recommend you download the recordings and maps before you visit. Need a little help saving the files?  Check out our step-by-step guide!


Andy Brown is the Senior Naturalist with Calvert County Natural Resources Division. He has enjoyed a career-long relationship with The Nature Conservancy through the management of Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary for the last 28 years. Andy is an avid birder and is particularly interested in Barn Owls and Bluebirds and maintains nest box projects in Southern Maryland for these species. 


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