See Wetland Wildlife at Patuxent Research Refuge

The nation's only wildlife refuge for research is right in Maryland.

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Bring your binoculars to Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel (10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop; 301-497-5763), where short trails through the forest and along the marshy edge of Cash Lake offer glimpses of herons, beavers, songbirds, and other wildlife.

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This article appears in our May 2015 issue of Washingtonian.