October 15… FREE… ALL AGES… Learn about research at Patuxent… Activities include live animal displays, children’s crafts, tram tours...
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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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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!Events Calendar
About the NWRS
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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The scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea) is a medium sized song bird native to the northeast upland forest. Tanagers are often hard to spot as they frequent the highest reaches of the tree canopy. The brilliant red and black plumage of the breeding male is a treat to see. Tanagers seek out insects during the summer months and fruits during migration back to their wintering grounds in the tropics.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016