Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to visit. It is a refuge for migratory birds, primarily ducks and geese. The refuge includes more than 24,000 acres. Blackwater Refuge is one of the chief wintering areas for Canada geese using the Atlantic flyway. It provides protection, food and cover for wildlife through specific land and water management programs.

A daily permit is required for all visitors to the wildlife drive unless they possess a pass authorizing free entrance.

The wildlife drive and associated facilities are open daily dawn to dusk. Walking and biking along the wildlife drive is permitted. The careful observer will see a variety of plants and animals along the drive.

You can pick up a self guided eagle tour map and a wildlife drive map at the visitors center. 
Over 30 bald eagle nests can be found on Blackwater Refuge and some nests have a cameral on them. You can check this out at www.friendsofblackwater.org and watch the eagles. Blackwater Refuge is located at 2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, MD 21613. 

Each time I go I see something different. This is a great place to take children.

The Plant Lady ~ Linda

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