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List of National Natural Landmarks in Maryland facts for kids

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These are the six National Natural Landmarks in Maryland.

Name Image Date Location County Ownership Description
1 Battle Creek Cypress Swamp BattleCreekCypressSwamp3.JPG April 1965 Prince Frederick 38°29′25″N 76°35′27″W / 38.490275°N 76.590773°W / 38.490275; -76.590773 (Battle Creek Cyprus Swamp) Calvert private One of the northernmost sites of naturally occurring bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) trees in North America, and the only large stand of the trees on the western shore of Maryland. The site also contains a wide range of plant and animal life.
2 Belt Woods BeltWoods1a.JPG 1974 Woodmore 38°54′18″N 76°45′47″W / 38.90505°N 76.76304°W / 38.90505; -76.76304 (Belt Woods) Prince George's state (Department of Natural Resources) One of the few remaining old-growth upland forests in the Atlantic Coastal Plain biophysiographic province. It is an example of upland hardwood forest dominated by tulip poplar and white oak. The Woods support a diverse bird population, including neotropical migrants.
3 Cranesville Swamp Nature Sanctuary Cranesville Swamp 1964 Garrett private (The Nature Conservancy) A natural bowl where cool, moist conditions yield plant and animal communities more common in northern latitudes. Extends into Preston County, West Virginia.
4 Gilpin's Falls 1980 Cecil private Outcrop of undeformed early Paleozoic metavolcanic pillow basalts.
5 Long Green Creek and Sweathouse Branch 1977 Baltimore state (Department of Natural Resources) A maturing beech-tulip poplar-white oak forest.
6 Sugarloaf Mountain Sugarloaf2.jpg June 1969 Frederick 39°16′09″N 77°23′43″W / 39.269208°N 77.395248°W / 39.269208; -77.395248 (Sugarloaf Mountain) Frederick, Montgomery private An outlier to the east of the main mass of the Catoctin Mountain, or a root remnant of the ancient Appalachia land mass.
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