|Moose stand out against the snow and the mist at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge, ME.|
|Credit: Sharon Wallace|
Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge SystemNews for March - May 2014 RSS
Join in the Celebration
At National Wildlife Refuges!
Starting with the Refuge System’s 111st birthday on March 14, there’s lots to celebrate at your national wildlife refuges. Without the country’s 562 national wildlife refuges, many of America’s best-loved birds, mammals, reptiles and fish would not thrive. Join in the birthday festivities at a nearby refuge in mid-March.
Seasonally, spring’s warming temperatures and lengthening days are also cause for cheer. Watch for the return of neotropical birds and migratory waterfowl. Listen for the chorus of spring peepers. Catch the short-lived display of spring ephemeral wildflowers – early woodland bloomers such as bloodroot, trout lily and trilliums.
Enjoy a host of special refuge events – from 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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