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.

Feb 21

Feb 28

Mar 4
Mar 7
Apr 1
Apr 4
Apr 18
May 2
May 6
June 12-13
June 13
Biweekly

2011 Junior Duck Stamp entry 1st place in grades K-3 from Lucy Melick, Pocatello, Idaho, 9 years old. Junior Duck Stamp Art Days
K-12 students are invited to drop in to have fun, draw, and learn about Idaho waterfowl. All art supplies are provided for you to create your own Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest entry. 10 AM-4 PM on January 17, 24, & 31 and February 14, 21, & 28. Junior Duck Stamp entries for the 2015 contest are due by March 15, 2015. At the refuge Visitor Center. GPS and online directions are not correct--find correct directions here.

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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, March 4

Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water

Fire Wise for Horse Properties
Wildfire can quickly become a real threat to rural landowners. When horses or livestock are involved, action needs to be taken quickly to reduce the chance of animals being lost and property being damaged. Learn how to identify wildfire risks around your horse property and appropriate actions to minimize those risks as well as ways to expedite an evacuation should the danger of wildfire arise.

Wednesday, April 1

To be announced

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Wednesday, May 6

To be announced

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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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Earth Day Work Day
What: Celebrate Earth Day by removing litter or noxious weeds to improve wildlife habitat at the Lake Lowell Unit of the Refuge. Bring gloves and water. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
When: 9 AM - noon on Saturday, April 18.
Where: Meet at the Visitor Center at 9 AM for orientation. Projects occur all around Lake Lowell.

Please pre-register! Contact us at 208-467-9278 if you have any questions or would like to pre-register.

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BioBlitz 2015
Public fish-netting trip with Idaho Department of Fish and Game during previous BioBlitz at Deer Flat NWR. (copyright Dick McKee)What: 24-hour intensive survey and celebration of biological diversity. Join us for Idaho's only BioBlitz...and one of the refuge's most popular events. While at the BioBlitz, you might want to also attend Kids' Fishing Day.

Where: Throughout the refuge. BioBlitz central will be at the Visitor Center. GPS and online directions are not correct--find correct directions here.

When:June 12-13
BioBlitz Surveys: Scheduled surveys on Friday and Saturday throughout the refuge.
BioBlitz Festival: 10 AM - 3 PM Saturday.

The event schedule will be posted in May.

Interested in volunteering for BioBlitz? We need volunteers to help set-up and clean-up, attend the Bug Tent and Kid Craft room, take photographs, do prep work, help biologists in the field, and even fill our giant blue goose mascot costume. To sign up as a volunteer, please call or e-mail Mackenzie (467-9278).

Contact us at 208-467-9278 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer during the BioBlitz.

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Fishing at 2012 Kids' Fishing Day (copyright Mike Shipman)Kids' Fishing Day

What: Participate in fishing-related activities and crafts, and then practice your new fishing skills! Fishing poles will be available to borrow, or bring your own. While at Kids' Fishing Day, you might want to also attend the BioBlitz
When: Saturday, June 13, 10 AM - 3 PM
Where: Gotts Point

Contact us at 208-467-9278 if you have any questions or would like to help plan the event or volunteer at the event.

Interested in volunteering for Kids' Fishing Day? We need volunteers to help teach kids about fish biology, fishing ethics, water safety, and casting and rigging. To sign up as a volunteer, please call or e-mail Mackenzie (467-9278).

Contact us at 208-467-9278 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer during the BioBlitz.

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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: February 17, 2015