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Refuge System Birthday Bash 2012

Patuxent staff introduces Billy B Patuxent Research Refuge celebrated the 109th anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System with a fun-filled family event - Saturday March 10, 2012. The weather cooperated with a sunny, beautiful, feels-like-spring-will-be-here-soon day.

Activities included live animal exhibits, children's nature activities, musical adventures with Billy B, the Natural Science Song and Dance Man, and first-of-the season tram tours.

Photographs courtesy of FWS Volunteer Ed Grimes.

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Volunteers receive briefing on the day's activities.
Live wood ducks - male and female
Naturalist with wood duck
Kids get a chance to see and touch a live woodduck.
Exhibition tells of the annual waterfowl Wing Bee resarch project.
Maryland Park and Planning naturalist holding live American kestel
Patuxent staff introduces Billy B.
Billy B -  the Natural Science Song and Dance Man
Kids participate in crafts with a nature theme.
Baldy - the refuge mascot - welcoming visitors
Baldy gets and gives a hug.
Loading up for a tram tour

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