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    Take a Tour on our TRAM

    Enjoy a half-hour guided tour through forests, meadows, and wetlands around the National Wildlife Visitor Center – ALL AGES – FREE

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    Sick or Injured Wildlife?

    Find a Baby Bird or Wildlife? What do I do? Get expert guidance from Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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    Jump... Fly... Be a Whooper?

    “Mimicking Whooper" is your chance. Virtual cranes mimic and react to your moves in our interactive exhibit.

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    Popular Pages

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Coming Events

Public Events

Kid's Fishing Day

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!



Intern Opportunities - Spring & Fall

NEW OPENINGS - Hunting Control Station Manager

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Baby Turtle Video

Box Turtles, Baby

See video of baby box turtles hatched on Patuxent.

Baby Box Turtle Video

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: May 09, 2017
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