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Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
1. Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Marker
Inscription. Blackwater Refuge expansive marshes, moist soil impoundments, woodlands, and variety of croplands attract thousands of migrating and wintering waterfowl each year. These three habitats provide the food, water, shelter, and space that these birds need. In addition to the large flocks of geese and ducks that spend winter months on the Refuge, Blackwater is also home to the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel and the threatened bald eagle. Other common birds and animals include wading birds, marsh birds, songbirds, many different types of raptors, neotropical migrant songbirds, raccoons, muskrats, opossums, otters and deer.

Established in 1933, the Refuge includes over 24,000 acres. Thousands of visitors each year are attracted to the Refuge due to its location within driving distance to our nationís capital, the visitor center, the variety of wildlife and habitat, and the public education programs.
 
Location. 38° 26.814′ N, 76° 7.116′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Key Wallace Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Taking Refuge from Slavery (within shouting distance

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By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
2. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Wildlife Drive Map
of this marker); a different marker also named Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Why Use Native Plants? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel (approx. ĺ mile away); Pool One at Wildlife Drive (approx. 1.5 miles away); Muskrat and Nutria (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem (approx. 1.6 miles away); The American Bald Eagle (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cambridge.
 
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Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
3. Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Two eagles sitting on a log image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
4. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Two eagles sitting on a log
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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