Blackwater Refuge and Harriet Tubman

Muskrat Lodges at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Courtesy: CarlisleFlowers
Muskrat Lodges at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Courtesy: CarlisleFlowers
"Down on the Shore" in Dorchester County, MD lies 25,000 acres of pristine beauty, Blackwater Refuge.  Yesterday Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge celebrated the 13th Annual Eagle Festival.  Blackwater is a major Atlantic Flyway for waterfowl and a sanctuary for the American bald eagle. The American bald eagle took center stage with Harriet Tubman. A program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman, known as "Moses" to many came alive with historian Anthony Cohen, a fourth generation descendant of runaway slaves.  Harriet lead 80 slaves to freedom.  She was born in Dorchester County.  Anthony told us how at age 6, Harriet was considered a free spirit, loved nature, and caught muskrats for her master.  Here you see muskrat lodges built of marsh grasses and mud at Blackwater Refuge.

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