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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge visitor center offers enhanced experience
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge visitor center offers enhanced experience

On a low-humidity puffy-cloud summer day, 8-year-old Zach Green of Gaithersburg rode a bicycle along the 5-mile Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge with his mother, Becky Green, and his grandmother, Andrea Adler, who lives in Bethesda. The three stopped at the first observation site along the drive, propped their bikes on kickstands and began walking up a short boardwalk to the spot where two sets of binoculars were available for searching the marshy grasses and slow-moving Blackwater River. Though they were at the beginning of the bike ride, the family was already pleased with the adventure. "It's a beautiful spot," said Adler. "A...

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