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Patuxent Wildlife Research Center--History/Natural History

Chronological History:

Patuxent's Early History (PDF File)

The Evolution of Patuxent as a Research Refuge and a Wildlife Research Center (7 MB PDF file)

"The Patuxent Research Refuge", 1959 reprint by A.L. Nelson, Director, Patuxent Research Refuge  

"Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 50th Anniversary: Wildlife Conservation Through Scientific Research 1939 - 1989" brochure  

Snowden Hall

Biological Survey Unit, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center  

Excerpts from "The Survey"--A Newsletter from the Early 1920s to 1930s of the Bureau of Biological Survey  

History of the USGS- Patuxent Wildlife Research Center's "Biological Survey Program" at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution

History of Patuxent - 30 minute video
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Photo of Front of Snowden Hall, December 1989: Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Front of Snowden Hall, December 1989

Natural History:

The Patuxent Plant List and Herbarium Collection

Checklist of the Butterflies of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD by Elwood M. (Woody) Martin

The White Deer of Patuxent

Patuxent Research Refuge Non-Staff Research Studies

An Annotated Bibliography of Field Studies Conducted on the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: 1940:1996 (PDF File) 

Results of a Preliminary Survey of Fishes of the Patuxent River on the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Piebald White-Tailed Deer on Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Piebald White-Tailed Deer on Patuxent Wildlife Research Center


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