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NWVC 6 - Fun in Forests - OU0773

 Patuxent Research Refuge - National Wildlife Visitor Center

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 01.812' W 76° 47.871' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 26 August 2014
 Date Created: 27 August 2014
 Last Modified: 25 September 2014
 Waypoint: OU0773

 


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2567 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Big Rig Friendly Ticks Snakes Bring Your Own Pen In the Woods Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center

Trail Guide - Print before you and save the refuge the expense.

Open Daily 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Closed Federal Holidays
Trails & Grounds Open Sunrise to Sunset, Closed Federal Holidays



If you are here while the visitor center is open, you can also pick up a copy of their National Wildlife Visitor Center GPS Adventure packet.  I've based these virtuals on the 6 activities that are part of the GPS Adventure, so they will be visiting the same locations.  If you complete 3 of the 6 activities, you can return to the Visitor Center for a small prize.

 


Now for the cache, itself.  This will take you on walk past Goose Pond and into the woods. 

Logging Requirements: Visit the site in person.  At the 2nd trailhead, you'll find a plaque on a stone marker.  The log password will A+B.  A is the number of years of service mentioned on the plaque. At the listed coords, you'll find a informational sign about Habitat Fragmentation and Forest Birds.  The birds discussed on this sign often have problems related to their eggs when living in small tracts.  The bird species which is said to be responsible for the particular problem described here is the Xxxxxxxx-Xxxxxx _B_? 

If years of service is 99 years and the referenced bird is the Flat-footed Jailbird, then the log password would be "99jailbird".

If you continue on a little deeper into the woods from here, you'll come to the namesake activity for the National Wildlife Visitor Center GPS Adventure.



Please Note: This cache has been placed with the cooperation of Amy Shoop of the Patuxent Research Refuge.  Please provide input on your experience with the cache and during your visit, in general, in your log.  For additional information about the refuge and activities there, you may contact [email protected].

See Also:

NWVC 1 - Waterfowl Wonders (OU0757)

NWVC 2 - Cash Lake Cache (OU0771)

NWVC 3 - Pollinators & Amphibians Abound (OU0759)

NWVC 4 - The Visitor Center (OU0756)

NWVC 5 - Conservation Champions (OU0772)

Stuart Hill Cemetery  (OU05D9)



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Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 39° 01.660'
W 76° 47.960'
 Visitor Center Parking 
Trail HeadN 39° 01.803'
W 76° 47.860'
 Trail Head 2 and Marker 
Trail HeadN 39° 01.692'
W 76° 47.855'
 Trail Head 1 


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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 29 August 2014 DisneyScout Found it

Stop 2 today. I'm really enjoying the peace and listening to the birds.
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1 29 August 2014 sfcchaz Found it

I had some free time this afternoon and wanted to seek this new series for the current OCNA contest. I got the 5 that were published so far. I walked a total of 2.9 miles, but I did back track a couple times and also went into the Visitor Center.

This was the fourth one of the series today. Didn't see any geese at the pond today. When the other one publishes, I might continue down this way to check out the GPS Adventure. TFTC