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Earlsville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

On the Wild Side

Mount Harmon Plantation

 
 
On the Wild Side Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
1. On the Wild Side Marker
Inscription. As you continue along the Pond Trail, keep a look out for deer, eagles, great blue herons, owls, ducks, geese, foxes beaver and osprey. The fields wooded areas, ponds and marshes at Mount Harmon attract an array of wildlife.

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed-Mount Harmon is located along a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay—the largest estuary in the U. S. The Chesapeake combines freshwater from its rivers with saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean, creating diverse ecosystems for wildlife. Wetlands and marshes—such as those found at Mount Harmon—serve as important filtering systems within the Bay watershed.

(Inscription beside the image in the lower left)
A watershed is an area or region where all of the water flows to a river, lake, or bay or ocean. The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers 64,000 square miles, stretching from New York to Virginia.

Stewardship
Mount Harmon actively supports watershed conservation. As part of a Conservation Program, the surrounding fields are planted in perennial grasses to help prevent soil from eroding into nearby waters. Also, Mount Harmon’s 200 acres of open space in a designated nature preserve, where native plants and wildlife are protected.
 
Location. 39° 22.953′ N, 75° 56.455′ 

On the Wild Side Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
2. On the Wild Side Marker
The pond is in the background.
W. Marker is in Earlsville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Mount Harmon Road. Touch for map. The marker is located along the Pond Trail at Mount Harmon Plantation. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Mount Harmon Road, Earleville MD 21919, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hilltop View (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History Quest (about 700 feet away); Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tobacco and Mount Harmon (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mount Harmon Plantation at World’s End (approx. ¼ mile away); Plantation Life in the Colonial Era (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sassafras River (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Earlsville.
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
Mount Harmon Plantation Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
3. Mount Harmon Plantation Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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