|A snowy owl flies over Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge, MN. Sightings of the large-winged white birds are causing excitement this winter at many national wildlife refuges.|
|Credit: Lee Kensinger|
Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge SystemNews for February - April 2014 RSS
Wildlife Sightings Reward the Hardy
At National Wildlife Refuges
Despite blizzards and Arctic blasts, nature hasn’t deserted us. An “irruption” of snowy owls has produced sightings on refuges as far south as Florida. Eagle watchers are checking refuge nests for new chicks. Forays into snow-covered refuges reveal tracks of deer, rabbit and otter.
Even in the heart of winter, there’s much to enjoy on national wildlife refuges. Take your pick from a host of special refuge events – from snowshoe hikes to bird festivals.
Visit a refuge and learn how the Refuge System is protecting your natural heritage.
The National Wildlife Refuge System protects wildlife and wildlife habitat on more than 150 million acres of land and water from the Caribbean to the Pacific, Maine to Alaska. Refuges also improve human health, provide outdoor recreation and support local economies. Visit our home page at www.fws.gov/refuges. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information, visit www.fws.gov, or connect with us through any of these social media channels:
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