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Polyxenes Bird & Nature Center
Polyxenes Bird & Nature Center opened its doors on March 6, 2010 in Old Town Bowie.
 It is independently owned by Meghan First. Meghan has spent her youth climbing trees, peeking under rocks, peering into ponds and streams, combing the beaches, and identifying wildflowers, insects,amphibians, and reptiles. Meghan shares a special  fondness for feathers, shells, stones, shells, mosses, ferns,and dragonflies. Meghan's life long interest in nature and the environment has also led her to volunteer with the Maryland's Native Plant Society and co-chair annual conferences. Meghan also serves as the editor for the organization. Through her nature experiences as a youth and volunteerism in the community Meghan was inspired  to open her own bird and nature store. Meghan's decision to name the store "Polyxenes" was derived from the Black Swallowtail butterfly that is commonly seen in many home gardens. 
Polyxenes retails seeds, seed blends, peanuts, corn, suet, meal-worms, hummingbird nectar, feeders, bird baths, bird houses, hardware, books, and note cards.  In addition to the retail offerings, Polyxenes hosts bird walks to local nature areas every 2nd Sunday of each month. Upcoming walks can be viewed on the store's Facebook or customers can subscribe to Polyxenes email notifications by signing up inside the store.
Polyxenes is located at 8700-A Chestnut Ave which sits at the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and 9th Street. The store accepts cash, check, and most major credit cards. For more information contact:(301)464-2663 or Email:
   Store Hours
         Monday,Thursday, Friday 11am-6pm  Saturday  10am-5pm                            Sunday 12pm-5pm  Tuesday & Wednesday CLOSED 

Note: Polyxenes efforts to protect the environment is accomplished through its proud use of recycled packing materials and its dumping of waste in biodegradable bags. The store also uses Chesapeake Bay friendly toxic free cleaning products.
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