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June 25, 2006
Patuxent Research Refuge has scheduled a series of programs at the North Tract: An "Exploring Nature Hike" for ages 11 to 13 will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. A naturalist will lead the hike. "Butterflies: Nature's Festival of Colors," a program for ages 10 and older about the role of butterflies in the ecosystem, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 8. Field guides are recommended for the 2 1/2 -mile guided hike. Take water and dress for the outdoors. A "Wildflower Wander" for ages 16 and older is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 9. A field guide, water and magnifying glass are recommended.
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June 21, 2011
Share your good news and events with the community. Contact Laurel Leader editorial assistant Pat Farmer, paf1@patuxent.com , or phone and fax 410-332-6653. 'Twelfth Night' — Summer Youth Shakespeare Theatre opens Fri., June 24, 8 p.m., Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Shakespearean comedy directed by Michael Hartsfield and produced by Maureen Rogers. Runs through July 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays July 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. General admission $13. Students, 18 and under; and seniors, 65 and over, $10. Reservations 301-617-9906 and press 2. http://www.laurelmillplayhouse.org.
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NEWS
August 21, 2005
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge is seeking volunteers for its next "Weed Warrior Days," to be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. Aug. 28 at the National Wildlife Visitor Center on Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, in Laurel. Wear long pants and long sleeves, and bring gloves. A limited supply of gloves is available to borrow. Registration is required. Information or to register: 301-497-5887. Bird Walks, for youth and adults, ages 16 and older, will be offered at the visitor center from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept.
SPORTS
March 28, 2010
BEST BET Today Wildlife Art Show and Sale, 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, Powder Mill Road, Laurel. Free. Details: friendspwrc.org. ARCHERY Today Winter 3-D shoot, sponsored by Anne Arundel Archers, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Twenty targets set in the woods. Casual registration; open to the public. 20 targets set up in the woods. Club is in Crofton on the southbound side of Route 3, across from McDonald's. Details: annearundelarchers.com BIRDING April 3 Join a state park naturalist and learn about the bluebird family, 10 a.m.-noon.
NEWS
June 11, 2006
The Patuxent Research Refuge will offer a bird tour for ages 16 and older from 8:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, near Laurel. Participants will identify birds in several refuge habitats on the guided tour. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. A bird walk for all ages is planned from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. An owl prowl for all ages is planned from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
July 24, 2001
Patuxent Research Refuge will present its Twilight Tram Tour at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, on Powder Mill Road between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197 in Laurel. During a guided tour through forests, meadows and wetlands, participants can view wildlife and learn how the refuge manages wildlife habitats. Tickets are $2 for adults, and $1 for children age 12 and younger and adults age 55 and older. Registration: 301-497-5887. Military Completes basic: Marine Corps Pvt. Michael A. Pecilunas Jr., son of Cynthia L. Graham-Sampson of Crownsville and Michael A. Pecilunas of Odenton, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Pecilunas is a 2000 graduate of St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel.
NEWS
June 2, 2006
Wildlife photography -- The Hollingsworth Art Gallery at the Patuxent Research Refuge, in the National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel, is showing the work of wildlife photographer Joan Anne Dubbs this month. The visitor center is at 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except federal holidays. 301-497-5760.
NEWS
June 4, 1996
Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel will sponsor "Close Encounters of a Scaly Kind" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 26.A snake-handler will share his knowledge and bring snakes to show.Participants should bring a folding chair or blanket to the outdoor program.Information: 674-3304.Pub Date: 6/04/96
NEWS
March 15, 2009
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold the second in a series of planning meetings for the Patuxent Research Refuge to help develop a plan for improvements in transportation for the refuge. Comments from members of the community are being sought to help with planning. The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, near Laurel. brad_knudsen@fws.gov. Youth corps The Patuxent Research Refuge will be host to a Youth Conservation Corps program this summer.
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By PHOTOS BY ALGERINA PERNA and PHOTOS BY ALGERINA PERNA,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | April 24, 2006
This time of year, wildflowers proliferate at Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel. When conditions are ideal, spring beauties - tiny white flowers with strains of white and pink - cover the landscape like light snow, says Kathleen O'Malley of the Crane Program Outreach, which is located on the refuge. Bluets, blue flowers and yellow centers, can be found scattered in the grass. O'Malley says they grow best in open fields, since they are easily overwhelmed by dense vegetation.
NEWS
March 15, 2009
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold the second in a series of planning meetings for the Patuxent Research Refuge to help develop a plan for improvements in transportation for the refuge. Comments from members of the community are being sought to help with planning. The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, near Laurel. brad_knudsen@fws.gov. Youth corps The Patuxent Research Refuge will be host to a Youth Conservation Corps program this summer.
NEWS
February 22, 2009
Staff from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, in partnership with the National Park Service and AmeriCorps, will conduct a series of controlled burns on Patuxent Research Refuge lands Saturday through April 15. Burns will be started on the North Tract portion of the refuge, off Route 198 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, east of Laurel. Expert fire teams will burn a large field to reduce hazardous fuels, research controlling non-native plants and restore wildlife habitat. A forested unit will be burned to restore a savanna/sandy barrens habitat to benefit rare insects and plants.
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