Eastern Neck Island Natl Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge by Air
This is an aerial video taken in the Spring of 2014 of the beautiful Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Tempting Secrets Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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America's Wildest Places - Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, located on Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore, consists of over 25,000 acres of freshwater impoundments, brackish tidal wetlands, open fields, and mixed evergreen and deciduous forests and is home to the largest remaining natural population of endangered Delmarva fox squirrels and to the largest breeding population of American bald eagles on the East Coast, north of Florida. The Refuge has been referred to as the Everglades of the North, and has been called one of the Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.
Blackwater Refuge contains one-third of Maryland's tidal wetlands, which makes it an ecologically important area within the state. It is recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention and was named a priority wetland in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. In addition, Blackwater Refuge has been designated as an Internationally Important Bird Area.
The Refuge is fed by the Blackwater River and the Little Blackwater River, both of which flow through three local swamps: the Gum, the Kentuck, and the Moneystump. Due to its location, Blackwater Refuge is an important stop along the Atlantic Flyway (a migratory bird route that stretches from Canada to Florida).
Blackwater Refuge is an estuarine marshland ecosystem and is known for its brackish tidal marshes and majestic loblolly pine trees (the loblolly is a southern pine that is accustomed to coastal conditions and reaches its northern limit just north of Blackwater). The drier marsh meadows at Blackwater are dominated by saltmeadow cordgrass and saltmarsh cordgrass, while the wetter marshes are frequented by Olney three-square.
In addition to marshland, Blackwater Refuge also holds smaller areas of mixed evergreen and deciduous forests, managed freshwater impoundments, and managed cropland. The freshwater impoundments and cropland are carefully maintained by Refuge management and help increase the diversity of food and wildlife at the Refuge.
Living in the marshlands and forests of Blackwater are many forms of unique and interesting wildlife. In addition to over 250 species of birds, Blackwater also boasts 35 species of reptiles and amphibians, tens of thousands of geese and ducks during the peak migration periods, and many resident mammals including whitetail deer, sika deer (an Asian elk), foxes, otters, and raccoons. In addition, Blackwater Refuge is frequented by three recovering species: the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, the American bald eagle, and the migrant peregrine falcon. The bald eagle population is a source of great pride at Blackwater Refuge and is often the top attraction for many visitors.
Blackwater Refuge is part of the Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which is comprised of Martin NWR, Eastern Neck NWR, Susquehanna NWR and the Barren Island, Watts Island, Garrett Island, Bishops Head, and Spring Island Divisions.
Blackwater Refuge has also played a role in Native American and African American historical happenings. Nause and Waiwash were the names of two Nanticoke Indian ancestral villages that were based in Dorchester County, Maryland -- the home of Blackwater Refuge. The Nause-Waiwash Indian tribe now consists of over 250 descendants of the original Nanticoke Indians from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The tribe has restored their Longhouse at the corner of Maple Dam Road and Greenbriar Road, half a mile from the Refuge, which is adjacent to Fishing Bay Wildlife Management Area. In Fishing Bay are Guinea and Chance islands, the ancestral home of the Nause-Waiwash Indian tribe who still make annual visits there.
Also, the region is steeped in Civil War and civil rights history; nearby Bucktown is the birthplace of Harriet Tubman, one of the conductors of the Underground Railroad. Tubman took many slaves to freedom in Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, Canada. Blackwater Refuge is believed to be a former hiding place for escaped slaves who were travelling on the Underground Railroad.
A daily permit is required for all tourists and visitors to the Wildlife Drive unless they possess an annual pass, lifetime passport, or current Duck Stamp. The Wildlife Drive and associated trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. Visitors can drive, bike, or walk the length of the Wildlife Drive, which is approximately four miles in length.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge, Maryland 21613
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18 mile run from Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge to Rock Hall and back
Marathon Training run in Maryland's Eastern Shore through Rock Hall
Eastern Neck NWR & Chester River
An early morning paddle at Eastern Neck NWR
Where Eagles Soar: Birding on Maryland's Eastern Shore & the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Birders and nature lovers from around the world flock to Dorchester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. One of their can't miss spots is Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, a windswept waterfront oasis for migrating birds on the Atlantic Flyway. Anytime of year there’s great birding to be had, whether it’s eagles in the winter or thousands of ducks and geese in the fall or waterfowl in the summer. Listen to Ray Paterra describe the majestic birds found in this magnificent landscape and see a few featured vistas in the refuge and along wildlife drive. Located adjacent the to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center (both a National and State Park) 10 miles south of Cambridge Maryland. Learn more at VisitDorchester.org.
2015: Exploring America's North East
I spend my free time hiking, kayaking and camping. In 2015, I traveled around the north east United States doing those very things. 47 state parks, 15 state forests/game lands, 12 public, government or private owned parks/preserves, 5 national parks/recreation areas all across the span of 13 states.
Here are the places I visited in 2015 : (* denotes new destination)
--- Pennsylvania ---
Promised Land State Park
Salt Springs State Park
Swatara State Park *
Frances Slocum State Park
Gouldsboro State Park
Prompton State Park
Lackawanna State Park
Hickory Run State Park
Tobyhanna State Park
Nescopeck State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park
Mt. Pisgah State Park
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center State Park *
Beltzville State Park *
Colton Point State Park *
Hills Creek State Park *
Leonard Harrison State Park
Maurice K. Goddard State Park *
Pymatuning State Park *
Erie Bluffs State Park *
Presque Isle State Park *
Oil Creek State Park *
Chapman State Park *
Shikellamy State Park *
Milton State Park *
Sand Bridge State Park *
Raymond B. Winter State Park *
McCalls Dam State Park *
Ravensburg State Park *
Susquehanna State Park *
Varden Conservation Area: Tannery Road Access
Allegheny National Forest *
Tioga State Forest *
- Pine Creek Gorge Natural Area*
Delaware State Forest
- Bruce Lake Natural Area
- Pecks Pond*
LackawannaPinchot State Forest
Bald Eagle State Forest *
Tiadaghton State Forest *
Bradys Lake - State Game Lands *
Tioga-Hammond Lakes Recreation Area *
Frances E. Walter Reservoir
Upper Woods Pond
Lower Woods Pond
Dunmore Reservoir #1
Watres Reservoir *
Bear Creek Preserve *
Quarry Ridge Preserve *
Meadowsweet Preserve *
Florence Shelly Preserve *
Ledgedale Natural Area*
Shohola Waterfowl Management Area
Starrucca Viaduct, Lanesboro *
--- New Jersey ---
High Point State Park *
Worthington State Forest
Stokes State Forest - Appalachian Trail *
Stokes State Forest - Tillman Ravine *
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area:
- Crater Lake & Hemlock Pond *
--- New York ---
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (longest foot bridge in world)*
Chenago Valley State Park *
Bowman Lake State Park *
Upper Landing Park*
Catskill Park: Ashokan Reservoir*
Catskill Park: Shavertown Trail*
Arctic China State Forest: Finger Lakes Trail*
Downsville Covered Bridge (National Register of Historic Places)*
Stone Schoolhouse - Margaretville (National Register of Historic Places)*
--- Virginia ---
White Oak Swamp (civil war battlefield) *
Richmond National Battlefield Park *
First Landing State Park *
--- Maryland ---
Assateague Island National Seashore *
Assateague State Park *
--- Delaware ---*
White Clay Creek State Park *
--- Ohio ---*
Pymatuning State Park *
--- Connecticut ---*
Eagle Landing State Park *
Gillette Castle State Park *
Rocky Neck State Park *
--- Rhode Island ---*
Snake Den State Park *
--- Massachusetts ---*
Walden Pond State Reservation *
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge *
--- Maine ---*
Acadia National Park*^
--- New Hampshire --*
Miller State Park*
Chesterfield Gorge State Wayside *
--- Vermont ---
Lake Shaftsbury State Park*
--- Notable Cities/Towns ---
Virginia Beach, Va *
Poughkeepsie, Ny *
Bar Harbor, Me*
Kayaking Eastern Neck island md
2550 McCrea Road, Bryans Road, Maryland
2550 McCrea Road, Bryans Road, Maryland
FOR SALE - $675,000 - Absolutely spectacular property located on the banks of the Potomac River on Pomonkey Point. This 2,290 SF residence sits on 8.43 acres and boasts 450+/- linear feet of water frontage, of which 345 ft is bulkhead. Originally built in 1947, and last on the market in early 1970's, this brick stone residence has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath and two half baths PLUS a 1,551 SF garage with a studio apartment above that includes another full bath. To help maintain the grounds, there is another free standing garage. Other features include the separate gazebo building along the edge of the river and a small historic cemetery on the far edge of the property that dates back as far as 1791.
With Piscataway Park to the north, the Ruth B. Swan Memorial Park and Chapman State Park to the immediate south and Pohick Bay Regional Park, Mason Neck State Park and Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge just across the river in Virginia, this property is nestled among thousands of acres of protected lands. There are eagles that have nested nearby and they feed on the river.
The photgraphs of this property give you a sense of the views but only once when you see it will you truly appreciate how unique of an opportunity it is to buy this property.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland and the wildlife seen on a bitter winter day on January 3, 2018
Patuxent Research Refuge
The Patuxent Research Refuge is the only refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System established to support wildlife research. The film highlights the forest, meadow, and wetland habitat of this area in addition to the wildlife. School children and visitors from the surrounding areas are featured and reflect the connection between these wild places and urban communities, including the Masonville Cove Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership (masonvillecove.org) in the heart of Baltimore.
The National Wildlife Refuge System is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The Refuge Association (refugeassociation.org) is a nonprofit that supports the National Wildlife Refuge System through various strategic programs. The Fish & Wildlife Service recently created an Urban Wildlife Conservation Program to engage communities around national wildlife refuges and to provide new opportunities for residents of America’s cities to learn about and take part in wildlife habitat conservation.
For more information about the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program visit fws.gov/urban.
Northern Water Snake Orgy
Came across this scene on a get-a-way weekend near Eastern Neck Island National Wildlife Refuge. South of Rock Hall Maryland.
Quiet John goes Kayak Fishing- Senko
Fall Large Mouth Bass kayak fishing-- Weightless Senko at lake in MD
Shhhhhhhh! You'll scare the fish!
Hiking Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve, Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
Miles and miles of pristine, undeveloped shore line, and nobody around but me!
Hughlett Point State Natural Area Preserve is located on Virginia's Northern Neck, in Northumberland County, near the town of Kilmarnock and on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. This is a small preserve, just a little over 200 acres, that lies on a tiny peninsula called Hughlett Neck. The highest elevations in the preserve are below 10 feet above sea level, so it's mostly flat terrain. There is some upland type forest on the property, featuring pines mixed with a few hardwoods, as well as some areas of wetland forest and tidal marshes. The area is an excellent bird watching site, and is known for Bald Eagles and Ospreys, and numerous water fowl and ocean birds. There is also a population of rare insects living on the beach here. There are two trails in the preserve, the Winter Water Trail which leads you through the upland forest section to connect you to the Bay Shore Trail. The Bay Shore Trail runs north-south through the preserve, with a spur trail to North Beach and another spur to a marsh overlook. The Bay Shore Trail ends on a beach just a half mile north of the peninsula's point. A hike along the beach offers excellent views of the marshes, Dividing Creek, and the Chesapeake Bay. As evidenced by the large number of footprints on the beach, the area appears to be frequently visited; however, I was lucky enough to have the entire preserve all to myself on my visit. Please be sure to thumbs up this video, and share it with your family and friends. Leave a comment down below, I appreciate it! Thanks for watching!
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Waterfowl of the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Waterfowl of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, wildlife cinematographer Doug Gardner films various waterfowl along Maryland's Eastern Shore. Canvasbacks, Red Heads, Wigeon, Mallards, Lesser Scaup, Canada Geese.
Rock Hall MC Ride April 2014
Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge in Rock Hall, Maryland and motorcycle ride in the area near Rock Hall.
Goose Hunt 1/18/2015
Aleutian goose hunt
Sanctuary Farm at 2 Graves Farm Road | Milton, DE
Sited on over 300 acres, Sanctuary Farm is nestled along the tranquil shores of the Broadkill River. This picturesque beach farm retreat is graced by a world class three bedroom three bath custom crafted log home. This idyllic lodge, professionally decorated, features soaring timber frame interior with timeless sophisticated amenities and is built to last for generations.. Multiple fireplaces set the stage for fellowship and intimate family gatherings. Sweeping verandas surround a tranquil salt water pool creating the vantage point for dramatic Broadkill River sunsets. Abundant with diverse wildlife, birds, open pastures and ponds making this perfect for hunting, fishing or equestrian interests.
Crabbing at The Sanctuary