Pool One at Wildlife Drive
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Depending on the time of the year, this entire area may be quite dry or completely underwater! Naturally occurring wetlands often function this way, holding water in the winter and spring months, when most of the annual rain occurs, and gradually drying up in the early summer. This wet-dry cycle allows for the production of important types of native vegetation that provide food and cover for wildlife all year long. In addition, many species of wildlife, particular ducks, shorebirds, and amphibians, are naturally adapted to the annual cycle.
There are many similar impoundments across the Refuge, but Pool 1 is the most productive. The Refuge manages each impoundment a little differently to provide diverse wetland
(Inscription under the birds in the lower portion)
American Black Duck, Great Egret, Northern Pintail) You might catch a glimpse of one of these creatures when visiting Pool 1. Photography courtesy of Larry Hutchens.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment.
Location. 38° 26.616′ N, 76° 5.514′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Wildlife Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Muskrat and Nutria (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem (approx. 0.4 miles away); The American Bald Eagle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel (approx. ¾ mile away); Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 1½ miles away); Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Taking Refuge from Slavery (approx. 1½ miles away); Why Use Native Plants?
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.