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Fun Opportunities at Meadowood

Faith Campbell on her horse, Tiger, who is a 31-year-old thoroughbred, pictured at Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area in Lorton. Campbell has owned Tiger for 24 years, and is a volunteer with the Bureau of Land Management at Meadowood.

Faith Campbell on her horse, Tiger, who is a 31-year-old thoroughbred, pictured at Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area in Lorton. Campbell has owned Tiger for 24 years, and is a volunteer with the Bureau of Land Management at Meadowood. Photo contributed

Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, popular for horseback riding, birding and hiking, contains a variety of terrains and vegetation types, including gently sloping open meadows, mature hardwood forests along steep slopes and floodplains, and riparian areas, freshwater ponds and streams. The diversity of plant communities within Meadowood provides a great variety of habitats for wildlife within a rapidly urbanizing region. The wildlife found at Meadowood includes deer, foxes, raccoons, amphibians, hawks and eagles, resident and migratory birds and waterfowl, insects and more.

Visit http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/fo/lpfo_html/nature_at_meadowood.html