Did you know? National Wildlife Refuge Week was October 13-19, 2013. It a week set aside for recognizes the spirited work refuges do to conserve USA wildlife heritage while cleaning the air we breathe, filtering the water we drink and pollinating the crops we eat. Refuges also provide world-class recreation focused on fishing and hiking.
Refuge bird festivals, bike rides, Owl prowls and scorpion hunts. If one of these doesn’t draw you to a national wildlife refuge this fall, scores of other seasonal events likely will. The Refuge calendars for fall are bursting with events to make the most of this colorful time of year and build an appreciation for nature. Click here for more details locally or nationally in October or click here for November listings.
Try hiking, fishing or paddling on refuges or attend a free or low-cost event that spotlights seasonal wonders, such as the migration of monarch butterflies or birds. Learn how the Refuge System is protecting your natural heritage.
What: You’re invited to join an expert birder for a free guided refuge bird watching trip appropriate for both experienced and novice birders. Bring your binoculars and field guides. Be sure to check a list of other activities offered at this refuge:
- Visitor Center
- Wildlife Drive
- Butterfly Garden
- Land Trails
- Water Trails
- Fishing / Crabbing
Who: Open to general public for free no preregistration is required. Walks begin from the visitor center.
When: Sunday, October 27, 2013 starts at 8 a.m
Where: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge ~ 2145 Key Wallace Drive Cambridge, MD 21613
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