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Home > Visit a Gateway > By Event > WTNA Lecture Series: "Skinny as a Rail"
WTNA Lecture Series: "Skinny as a Rail"

Saturday February 21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gregory D. Kearns, Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission, Patuxent River Park

The freshwater marshes of the tidal Patuxent River are well known for their annual fall concentration of migrant soras (Porzana carolina) and were formerly the most famous rail hunting grounds in the Chesapeake Bay region. Because of concern over the apparent long-term decline in number of soras and the decline in the quality of the Patuxent marshes, especially the loss of wild rice (Zizania aquatica), the Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC), co-steward of the Jug Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, sponsored rail-related research beginning in 1987. Join Greg Kearns as he discusses the on-going research of these elusive and captivating migratory marsh birds. Lecture is free, but registration is required.

Sponsoring Gateway: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Registration Status: Open

Space Limited: Yes
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
600 Discovery Lane
Grasonville, Maryland 21638-0519
 
Event Contact: Coreen Weilminster (410) 827-6694
 


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