Patuxent Research Refuge

Unidentified Gray and White

Today I visited the Patuxent Research Refuge. It is the only unit of the 540-unit National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) System that is dedicated to research. This nearly 13,000 acre site is located just south of Fort Meade, MD. The Refuge is divided into three tracts – North, Center, and South. The National Wildlife Visitor Center located in the South Tract is the largest such facility in the NWR system, with a large and impressive series of exhibits. Miles of hiking trails surround the Center, and more are found in the North Tract. Continue Reading