National Wildlife Refuge System

A youngster gets a hand at the spotting scope at Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge.

A youngster gets a hand at the spotting scope at Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge in Missouri.

Credit: Steve Hillebrand, USFWS

Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge System

News for July 2011

Wild Angles is a reliable source of news about environmental issues, initiatives and events in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants.
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Summer Means Adventure in the National Wildlife Refuge System 

You don’t have to go far to adventure this summer. Thrills abound on national wildlife refuges — along with views of creatures you don’t see every day. Paddle trips, fishing rodeos, butterfly counts and scavenger hunts in the night sky are just some of the adventures planned. See a complete calendar of refuge special events

The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. There is a National Wildlife Refuge within an hour’s drive of most major U.S. cities.



Fall Stirs the Senses on National Wildlife Refuges 

Summer’s winding down, but not the excitement on national wildlife refuges. Fall is a season of color and drama as species prepare to migrate south or hunker down for the cold months ahead. Events on refuges capture that excitement.



Archive of Past Stories

Wild Angles is published monthly by the Refuge System, part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior.

For information about items in the tip sheet, contact:
Martha Nudel, 703-358-1858
Claire Cassel, 703-358-2357

Last updated: July 6, 2011