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NWVC 3 - Pollinators & Amphibians Abound - OU0759
Patuxent Research Refuge - National Wildlife Visitor Center
Owner: DudleyGrunt
N 39° 01.600' W 76° 47.930' N 39° 01' 36.00'' W 76° 47' 55.80'' N 39.02667°  W 76.79883° 
Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > Maryland
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2014-08-26
Date created: 2014-07-26
Date published: 2014-08-26
Last modification: 2014-09-25
2x Found
0x Not found
0 notes
watchers 0 watchers
65 visitors
2 x rated
Rated as: n/a
Cache attributes

Kid Friendly  Big Rig Friendly  Snakes  Bring Your Own Pen  Limited Hours  Listed on OCNA Only  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.

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 bring you to a small wild garden near the entrance to the Visitor Center that represents examples of multiple habitat types.  You may have the opportunity to observe butterfiles, frogs and toads.

Logging Requirements: Visit the site in person.  Find the informational sign that discusses the various habitats.  The Log Password will be the name of the plant that the Monarch Butterfly is shown on.  The information IS specified on the sign.

Please also post a photo of your visit to the garden.  It does not have to include your GPS or yourself unless you like.



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 Amy_Shoop@fws.gov.

See Also:

NWVC 1 - Waterfowl Wonders (OU0757)

NWVC 2 - Cash Lake Cache (OU0771)

NWVC 4 - The Visitor Center (OU0756)

NWVC 5 - Conservation Champions (OU0772)

NWVC 6 - Fun in Forests (OU0773)

Stuart Hill Cemetery  (OU05D9)



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