|A moose splashes its way across the water at Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge in New England.|
Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge SystemNews for April - August 2014 RSS
Spring, at Last,
On National Wildlife Refuges!
The wait is over. Spring is here, and scores of outdoors activities are cropping up — along with the morels and seasonal wildflowers — at national wildlife refuges.
While you’re visiting, catch some classic signs of the season: the male woodcock’s crazy sky dives; elk shedding their antlers; grouse dancing on a lek; the chorus of spring peepers; red knots dropping down en route to the Arctic to feed on horseshoe crab eggs in Delaware Bay. Bid goodbye to wintering birds and greet spring arrivals: thrashers, towhees, thrushes and warblers.
Enjoy a host of special refuge events – from bicycle tours to nature 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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