National Wildlife Refuge System

An iridescent dogbane beetle feeds on a leaf at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa

An iridescent dogbane beetle investigates a leaf at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa. The beetle often feeds on milkweed and dogbane, native plants on the refuge.

Credit: Jessica Bolser/USFWS

Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge System

News for September 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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Cheap Thrills: Fall Events Add to Wonder on National Wildlife Refuges   National wildlife refuges teem with fascinating creatures and exciting, free or low-cost events. See a complete calendar of refuge special events.  The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the nation’s premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants.

Seasonal Happenings  Masses of butterflies. Songbirds headed south. Chipmunks scurrying in crisp crimson leaves. Fall’s natural wonders complement a host of scheduled activities and festivals on national wildlife refuges.

National Wildlife Refuge Week  Many refuges will host special Refuge Week events during the week of October 9 through 15 to celebrate America’s majestic wildlife heritage.

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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: September 2, 2011