Trails and Attractions
The Bayview/Butterfly Trail features an observation platform that offers spectacular vistas of the Chesapeake Bay. Many visitors can spot high-rises in downtown Baltimore (30 miles distant) and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
The Bayscape Garden demonstrates how Bay-friendly native plants and shrubs are extremely attractive to butterflies, and to visitors! The garden also attracts praying mantises. The habitat was certified as "Bay Wise" in 2007 by the Master Gardeners of Queen Anne's County. The Garden exemplifies practical and aesthetic alternatives to lawn-dominated landscapes. Loyal volunteers — including several master gardeners — tend the garden, mulch heavily, select plants for butterflies and larva, hand-pull weeds, never use pesticides, rarely spray herbicides, and rarely water (only for new plants).
The Eastern Neck Kayak Trail circumnavigates the Refuge. An informational kiosk at Bogles Wharf explains the point of departure and return. A map of the kayak trail is available at the Visitor Center.
The Friends helped to plan, design and fund all of these popular attractions.
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