When: Saturday, October 12, 2013 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Please confirm event schedule before visiting.
Is it a robin or a cardinal? No need to worry, just watching birds can be a blast! Search for birds by sight and sound and discover some of the special qualities birds have in this hands-on program and hike. Participate in the Big Sit count on the Oct. 12th Bird Walk! Registration is required. Programs Held at the National Wildlife Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is located on Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Rt. 197. All programs are FREE, however, donations to The Friends of Patuxent are greatly appreciated! Note: These public programs are designed for individuals/families. Programs DO require advance reservations and may be subject to changes or cancellation due to weather or low participation. Please call 301-497-5887 to make your reservation. Please notify the refuge of any special needs so that you may be accommodated. Patuxent.fws.gov
Patuxent Research Refuge
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 301-497-5510
Approximately 39 miles away
Established in 1936 by executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Patuxent Research Refuge is the Nation’s only National Wildlife Refuge established to support wildlife research. With land surrounding the Patuxent and Little Patuxent Rivers between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, the Refuge has grown from the original 2,670 acres to its present size of over 12,800 acres and encompasses land formerly managed by the Departments of Agriculture and Defense. Throughout decades of change, Patuxent’s mission of conserving and protecting the nation’s wildlife and habitat through research and wildlife management techniques has remained virtually unchanged.