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    The Big Sit!

    October 10… How many different species of birds visit a 17 foot circle near our Visitor Center. YOUR CHANCE to help us find out… FREE…

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    Wildlife Festival

    October 17… FREE… ALL AGES… Learn about research at Patuxent… Activities include live animal displays, children’s crafts, tram tours...

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    TALKIN’ BIRDS, an interactive LIVE radio show, about wild birds and the beauty of nature. Hosted by Ray Brown. – November 1, FREE

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    Take a Tour on our Tram

    Enjoy a half-hour guided tour through forests, meadows, and wetlands. WEEK-ENDS ONLY - FREE

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    Popular Pages

    In a hurry? You can use SHORTCUTS TO OUR MOST USED web pages.

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Public Events

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There are free public events for the whole family throughout the year at Patuxent Research Refuge. Check out our Events Calendar to see what's going on at the refuge!

Events Calendar

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Around the Refuge

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2015
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