Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, National Wildlife Visitors Center
The Patuxent Wildlife Refuge was established in 1936 to support wildlife research and is divided into three tracts. Upland forests comprise a majority of the refuge's land base. The “South Tract” is the only one open for visitor activities. Prominent are two lakes – Cash and Reddington -- and several smaller ponds. Trails and old roads wander through woodlands and meadows. The Visitors Center is essentially a museum devoted to wildlife exhibits.
Breeding Bald Eagle, Osprey, Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Green Heron, Warbling Vireo, swallows; in winter, waterfowl, sparrows, Rusty Blackbirds on lake shore. A good spot for migrant thrushes and warblers.