Elkhorn Garden Plot
Elkhorn Garden Plot, 6669 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045
Size: A few acres
Habitat: Vegetable and flower garden plots
surrounded by deciduous shrubs, trees, and grass.
Best Months: Fall and early winter.
Coverage Time: One-half hour to as much as
one to two hours at the peak of fall migration.
Trails/Paths: Mown grass strips allow
access in the plot area. Do not walk into
Notable Birds: Black-crowned Night-Heron,
Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Alder Flycatcher, Marsh Wren,
Orange-crowned Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Connecticut
Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Lincoln's
Sparrow, Dickcissel, Purple Finch, and Pine
Amenities: Three picnic tables, mostly for
use of the gardeners.
Handicapped Access: Not easily
Operation and Hours: Howard County park;
dawn to dusk.
Special Attractions: Late season southern
butterflies are regularly spotted among the flowers
planted in many plots.