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    Raptors Reign

    October 29 -- Join licensed falconer, Rodney Stotts, as he shows us the world of raptors via discussions and up close encounters.

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    Friends Wildlife Holiday Bazaar

    November 5… FREE… Shop for wild and not-so-wild, new and gently-used treasures. Find unique gifts and support Patuxent Research

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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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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!

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Read about and see photos of current doings at the Refuge.

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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: Oct 25, 2016
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