Outdoors Calendar

November 22, 2009

Saturday and next Sunday Nature walks at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge. The 25,000-acre refuge is one of the nation's most significant havens for migrating birds. Saturday's walk departs the visitor center at 2 p.m. Sunday's walk leaves at 8 a.m. Free with refuge admission. Details: 410-228-2677.

Today Moderate four- or seven-mile hike along the Middle and Little Patuxent Rivers on the Wincopin Trail in Savage Park with the Sierra Club of Howard County. A few hills and rocky parts. Stop after four miles, or continue an extra three miles with a lunch stop at the rapids near Savage Mill. Bring lunch and water. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Patuxent Valley Middle School, off Vollmerhausen Road. Details: 301-725-3306 or kenclark7@comcast.net.

Today Sight-in day for shotgun and rifle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association, 3400 Northwind Road. Cost: $5 per gun. Details: 410-668-4327.

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