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NWVC 4 - The Visitor Center - OU0756
Patuxent Research Refuge - South Tract
Owner: DudleyGrunt
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Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > ?
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Time required: 0:30 h    Distance to travel: n/a
Date hidden: 2014-09-16
Date created: 2014-07-26
Date published: 2014-09-16
Last modification: 2020-06-08
1x Found
0x Not found
1 notes
watchers 1 watchers
519 visitors
1 x rated
Rated as: n/a
1 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: sfcchaz
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Kid Friendly  Wheelchair Access  Big Rig Friendly  Listed on OCNA Only  Bring Your Own Pen  Limited Hours  Password needed to post log entry! 

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Description EN

Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center

Trail Guide - Print before you and save the refuge the expense.  You won't need it for this cache, but I'm sure you'll want to do the others or just explore the trails while you're here.

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

This cache will take you on a tour of the exhibits at the visitor center.  You will collect information that will be used to find and log the cache.

1.  Enter the History Area just off the main entrance.  You will see a large table relief map.  Around it are small plaques with information about different aspects of the refuge.

Last name of William and Lucille is...


2.  Enter the Wisdom of Wilderness Exhibit.  One of the displays includes the cover of a movie based on a comic book character.  This character is closely associated with a particular habitat.  According to the display, what percentage of this type of habitat has been lost in the US between 1780 and 1990?

____ % 

3.  Bird Migration exhibit.  Find the lighthouse keepers display.  How many Purple Martins struck the Sharps Island Light on May 8th?

____ Purple Martins 

4.  Chesapeake Bay.  Per the information here, what is the daily minimum number of tubers that a Canvasback Duck needs to eat?

____ tubers 

5.  Endangered species come in all shapes and sizes.  What is the name of the smallest species displayed in the columns of the “On the Brink” exhibit?


6.  Endangered Species.  Whooping Cranes are an endangered species.  How many individuals were in existence in 1941?


7. Observation Area - What wetland fur bearing mammal is featured in the observation area exhibit?


8. Lobby Area - There are a number of quotes high on the walls of the lobby.  One of these begins with, "In the end..."  What is the first name of the person to whom this quote is attributed?



Logging Requirements: Visit the site in person.  Find the answers to the 8 questions above.  The Log Password will be the word will be made up of the first letter / digit of each answer.  Photos of your visit appreciated, but not required.

Please Note: This cache was originally 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 NWVC thru their Contact Page (South Tract).

See Also:

NWVC 1 - Waterfowl Wonders (OU0757)

NWVC 2 - Cash Lake Cache (OU0771)

NWVC 3 - Pollinators & Amphibians Abound (OU0759)

NWVC 5 - Conservation Champions (OU0772)

NWVC 6 - Fun in Forests (OU0773)

Bonus - Stuart Hill Cemetery  (OU05D9)


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Additional waypoints
Symbol Type Coordinates Description
Trailhead --- Entrance to Patuxent Research Refuge
Log entries: Found 1x Not found 0x Note 1x All entries