Patuxent Research Refuge

Patuxent Research Refuge, the nation's only National Wildlife Refuge established to support wildlife research, was created in 1936 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It has grown from 2,670 acres to 12,841 acres and encompasses land surrounding the Patuxent and Little Patuxent Rivers between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Approximately 10,000 acres are forested, contributing to one of the largest blocks of contiguous forested habitat in the mid-Atlantic. Other habitat types include fields, marshes, scrub-shrub communities, and constructed impoundments. Both South Tract and North Tract areas are open to the public and offer hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, trails, and interpretive programs.

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Black-eyed susan
Rudbeckia hirta
Common milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
Mountain laurel
Kalmia latifolia
New England aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Pawpaw
Asimina triloba
Red columbine
Aquilegia canadensis
Skunk cabbage
Symplocarpus foetidus
Southern arrowwood
Viburnum dentatum
Spadderdock
Nuphar advena
Virginia bluebells
Mertensia virginica

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