11978 Turkle Pond RdMilton, DE 19968(302) email@example.com
The refuge headquarters and visitor center is located at 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, Delaware 19968. Our administrative office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm. The refuge does not charge an entrance fee; however you many obtain Federal Duck Stamps or any of the three Department of the Interior passes (America the Beautiful, Senior, and Access passes) during office hours.
The refuge lies within two hours driving time from metropolitan Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Wilmington, Delaware; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 22 miles southeast of the State capital of Dover. From Route 1, take Route 16 east for 1.1 miles toward Broadkill Beach; turn left onto Turkle Pond Road and travel 1.6 miles to the refuge office, visitor center, and Friends Store at Prime Hook.
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Chironomids, named after their scientific family group Chironomidae, are commonly referred to as “non-biting midges” to distinguish them from their biting relatives (like “no-see-ums” that bite humans voraciously). They are dipteran cousins to mosquitoes (Diptera commonly known as true flies which include many familiar insects like mosquitoes, black flies, midges-both biting and non-biting, fruit flies and house flies).