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    Explorando Aves- El 23 de Julio

    Aprende lo basico sobre aves con actividades interactivas y una caminata de aves. GRATIS!

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  • Deer and Fisherman


    RECREATION DAY... August 13 at North Tract... ALL AGES!... FREE!... Enjoy being in nature through children’s crafts, live animals, and more

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    Family Fun - Animal Olympics

    Join us August 5th or 6th for “Animal Olympic Trial” Explore adaptations that make animals incredible athletes. Games & crafts for all ages.

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    WELCOME, Pokemon Trainers

    POKEMON are not the only creatures you’ll see! Look around, and take pictures! Please obey all posted signs, rules, and regulations.

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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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Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016
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