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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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!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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Around the Refuge
DURING EARLY MUZZLE LOADER SEASON,
October 20th-22nd &
October 24th-29th --
North Tract will be vehicle-access only except for the Little Patuxent River Trail and Wildlife Viewing Area. All areas will open on Sundays for visitation.
The Refuge is closed for all Federal Holidays.See HOLIDAY CLOSINGS for November
Public programs are small-group interpretive activities for individuals or familiies. Registration is usually required. Programs are free. Get All The Details
Please contact the experts at Maryland Department of Natural Resources
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: Oct 25, 2016