WHAT WE DO…

We fulfill our mission of stewardship, recreation, and education on the refuge through…

The Decoy Collection at Eastern Neck

‘Way back’ in the early and mid-1900s, when there were few restrictions on hunting ducks and geese, many Bay-area farmers, watermen and their peers depended on the take from waterfowl hunting to keep them supplied with fresh meat all…

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Chesapeake Bay Gunning Skiff

On the south side of the visitor center lodge sits a long, narrow cedar-sided shed. It holds a reminder of a once-thriving (though illegal) occupation in the Chesapeake Bay area known as ‘outlaw gunners.’ Our artifact is a gunning…

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A Piece of History Grows in the Butterfly Garden

In the spring of 2020 asparagus shoots appeared in the plot tended by Beth Lynch in the Butterfly Garden. It is not entirely unusual for asparagus to appear on Eastern Neck Island, even though it has been a National…

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Bird Walks with the Friends

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge hosts monthly bird walks from November through March, where enthusiastic birders are led on guided walks while collecting data on the number of species present. On the most recent walk on February 1st, led…

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Symbols of Wilderness

January 14, 2020 By Alexa Reed, Friends Intern   Eastern Neck’s tundra swans have, once again, made their way back to the island on their annual pilgrimage. These remarkable birds have traveled a distance of nearly 3,500 miles by…

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The Decoy Collection at Eastern Neck

‘Way back’ in the early and mid-1900s, when there were few restrictions on hunting ducks and geese, many Bay-area farmers, watermen and their peers depended on the take from waterfowl hunting to keep them supplied with fresh meat all…

Read More

Chesapeake Bay Gunning Skiff

On the south side of the visitor center lodge sits a long, narrow cedar-sided shed. It holds a reminder of a once-thriving (though illegal) occupation in the Chesapeake Bay area known as ‘outlaw gunners.’ Our artifact is a gunning…

Read More

A Piece of History Grows in the Butterfly Garden

In the spring of 2020 asparagus shoots appeared in the plot tended by Beth Lynch in the Butterfly Garden. It is not entirely unusual for asparagus to appear on Eastern Neck Island, even though it has been a National…

Read More

Bird Walks with the Friends

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge hosts monthly bird walks from November through March, where enthusiastic birders are led on guided walks while collecting data on the number of species present. On the most recent walk on February 1st, led…

Read More

Symbols of Wilderness

January 14, 2020 By Alexa Reed, Friends Intern   Eastern Neck’s tundra swans have, once again, made their way back to the island on their annual pilgrimage. These remarkable birds have traveled a distance of nearly 3,500 miles by…

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