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June 2014 Events

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A Fish and Wildlife Service ranger introduces a child to the joy of fishing on a national wildlife refuge. Muscatatuck Refuge in Indiana will host a “Take a Kid Fishing” event on June 7.
Credit: USFWS

 

Take a Kid Fishing
June 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, IN
Bring a child to the refuge to enjoy a fishing contest just for kids and fishing lessons with all equipment provided. A free lunch is served.

 

Tour de Marsh
June 7, 9 to 11 a.m. — Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, WI
Pedal portions of the refuge with a guide from 9 to 11 a.m. on family bicycle tours. Explore the marsh by bicycle or vehicle at your leisure. Two one-hour tours are offered.

 

Kids Fishing Day
June 7, 8:30 a.m. to noon — Patuxent Research Refuge, MD
Free fishing demonstrations and instructions for ages 15 and under. Catch and release fishing only. Pre-registration required: 301-497-5887.

 

Children’s Fishing Clinic
June 7, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, VT
Take a child fishing from the banks of the Missisquoi River, along the Macs Bend Road from Louie’s Landing Parking lot to the Macs Bend boat launch site, a distance of about 1 mile. See demonstrations and presentations on fly casting, fly tying, lure making and spin casting. Also see displays on watershed models and invasive species and a Fish ID aquarium. A light lunch will be served. Some prizes will be given away at the end of the event. Please register in advance: 802-868-4781

 

Bird Tour
June 7, 8 to 11 a.m. — Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, MN
Meet your guide at the Blue Hill Trail. 

 

Wildflower Tour
June 14, 10 a.m. to noon — Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, MN
Meet your guide at refuge headquarters for this car caravan tour.

 

Life on the Beach
June 20, 7 p.m. — Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ
Join refuge biologist Vinny Turner to learn how the refuge monitors and protects critically threatened beach-nesting birds, including piping plovers, American oystercatchers, black skimmers and least terns. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge auditorium

 

Summer Butterfly Tour
June 21, 10 a.m. to noon — Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, MN
Meet your guide at the Blue Hill Trail.

 

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Last updated: March 27, 2014