Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
 
Deer Flat NWR
13751 Upper Embankment Rd Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-467-9278
Fax: 208-467-1019

Upcoming Events at Deer Flat

Contact the refuge for more information about these events.

September 27
Oct 1
Oct 4
Oct 25
Nov 5
Nov 8
Dec 3
Dec 6
Jan 7
Feb 4
Feb 7
Biweekly

Picking up litter National Public Lands Day
What: Litter's not for Critters! Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering to help wildlife. Pick up litter, remove noxious weeds, or participate in other volunteer activities. Bring gloves and water. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
When: 9-noon on Sept. 27th.
Where: Meet at the Visitor Center at 9 AM for an orientation, and then we'll disperse around the lake!.

Contact us at 208-467-9278 if you have any questions or to pre-register for a project.

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Wild About Life Lecture Series

Lectures held October through May, usually on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the refuge Visitor Center. GPS and online directions are not correct--find correct directions here.

Do you have a topic you'd like to hear a lecture about? Or know a speaker you would like to see invited? Please contact us (467-9278) with your ideas!

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Date
Speaker Topic
Wednesday, October 1

Dr. Paul Castrovillo, Idaho State Department of Agriculture

The War on Invasive Insect Pests in Idaho
Each day it gets easier for potentially invasive organisms to get displaced to new areas. Learn how ISDA monitors for invasive insects and steps taken when those invasives are found.

Wednesday, November 5

Ariel Agenbroad, University of Idaho Extension Educator and Idaho Press-Tribune garden columnist

The Edible Winter Garden
Wish you could eat from your garden year round? Join the discussion of timing, techniques, materials, and season-stretching strategies for growing, storing, and sharing fall and winter edibles.

Wednesday, December 3

Jim Holcomb, Cheryl Huizinga, and Denise Hughes of the Southwestern Idaho Birders Association

Christmas Bird Count
T
he Christmas Bird Count, a local wild bird survey, takes place every winter in Canyon County. Learn about the count and the species typically seen locally.

Wednesday, January 7

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Wednesday, February 4

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Wednesday, March 4

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Wednesday, April 1

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Wednesday, May 6

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Scout Day
A refuge volunteer leads scout day activites at Lake LowellTake a hike. Make a nature craft. Scout day gives you the chance to meet other scouts, have fun, and earn wildlife badges for girl scouts or cub scouts. Usually held the first Saturday of each month from 1-3 PM at the refuge Visitor Center. Held October-December and February-May. Download a flyer to post where scouts will see!

Contact us at 208-467-9278 if you have any questions or would like to attend.

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Creepy Critter Encounters

Child in costume looking at a millipedeWhat: Ghosts and ghouls are invited to Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge at Lake Lowell for some spooky fun at Creepy Critter Encounters. Join wild creatures on this moonlit evening for a slightly scary adventure. There will be activities for kids of all ages, including wildlife crafts and learning about creatures of the refuge on a spooky hike. Stay until dusk to hoot for owls and howl for coyotes. Come in costume for a special treat! For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact us at (208) 467-9278.

Event Schedule:

3-6 Spooky Hike--meet critters on the way!
3-6 Make creepy crafts
5:45 Hooting for owls
5:55 Howling for coyotes

When: Saturday, October 25, 3--6 PM

Where: Meet at the Visitor Center. GPS and online directions are not correct--find correct directions here.

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Reading at the Refuge
Tim Mitchell reads about Percival the caterpillar to young refuge visitorsPreschoolers (and their parents!) are invited to Reading at the Refuge. Children listen to a wildlife-related story and participate in related activities that will help them learn about the environment. Reading at the Refuge is held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 10 AM and at 2 PM. Programs are held at the refuge Visitor Center. GPS and online directions are not correct--find correct directions here.

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Last updated: September 17, 2014