Bluff Point River Refuge
Located where the Wycomico River Tributary meets the Potomac, the Bluff Point Confluence in Bushwood is not only the base of operations for the JES Avanti Foundation, but also a beautiful waterfront refuge ideal for boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and outdoor recreation of all sorts.
Bluff Point River Refuge is home to:
2 Osprey "Sea hawk" nesting sites
7 Bluebird houses
1 American kestrel nesting house
Eastern snapping turtles
Great blue heron
Resident Bald eagles
And an Emu *New Oct. 2017*
Monarch Waystation Certified
Monarch waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarch butterflies to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. [ MonarchWatch.org ]
"Here in Maryland, where the Monarch population is robust, the butterflies can
be seen throughout the summer months
in small numbers and in large flights
off the coast in their autum migration...
In late summer and early fall practically
every local field or garden can boast
Rick Borchelt, The Baltimore Sun (June 26, 2016)
Beekeeping - Honey Bees
We are excited to announce that in the coming weeks we will be starting a beekeeping practice here at Bluff Point.
For over three years now our team members have been researching, attending seminars, and practicing private beekeeping at their homes in Baltimore County and Southern Maryland, and they feel confident in extending this practice to us here at the Bluff Point River Refuge.
We currently have 1 thriving hive on the property!