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.

April 23
April 25
May 3
May 13
June 14
June 14
June 23-27
July 14-18
Biweekly

Kids birding at the Refuge (Kain/USFWS)Unplug and Be Outside Week Activities
What: To celebrate Unplug and Be Outside Week, families are invited to join us for one or join us for all three of these bird-related activities.

Monday, April 21: Look at the Birdie: An Introduction to Birds and Birding
Wednesday, April 23: Be the Bird
Friday, April 25: Bye, Bye Birdie: An Introduction to Migration

When: 4 PM each day
Where: Meet at the Visitor Center.
Please pre-register! Contact us at 208-467-9278 if you have any questions or would like to pre-register.

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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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Wild About Life Lecture Series

Lectures held October through May, usually on the 2nd Tuesday 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
May 13

Jason Pyron, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Status of Sage Grouse
The Greater Sage Grouse is currently listed as a candidate for the Endangered Species List. What are the threats that have led to this current status? Find out about the biology, habitat, and what the future holds for sage grouse from Jason Pyron, a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lecture Series will re-start in October 2014. Have a great summer!

 

 

Date
Speaker Topic
Slides from March 2013 presentation
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Ann deBolt, Natural Communities Specialist, Idaho Botanical Garden

Brighten Your Garden with Birds and Bees
Garden enthusiasts, learn how to enhance your landscaping by attracting birds and bees to your garden with fabulous native plants.

Slides from April 2013 presentation
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Jenny Barnett, Zone Biologist, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Eavesdrop on Bats
Learn how biologists eavesdrop on bats using specialized bat detectors to gain useful information about these nocturnal animals.

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BioBlitz 2014
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 13-14
BioBlitz Surveys: Scheduled surveys on Friday and Saturday throughout the refuge.
BioBlitz Festival: 10 AM - 3 PM Saturday. (Detailed event schedule will be posted as event approaches.)

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 Heidi (467-9278) or e-mail a BioBlitz volunteer application.

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 14, 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 Heidi (467-9278) or e-mail a Kids' Fishing Day volunteer application.

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

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Biodiversity Basics Camp
New friends discovered at a 2006 refuge summer day camps.Explore the incredible variety of life in the world! Hike through wetlands and uplands, create your own field guide and find out what it’s like to be a biologist in this week-long day camp. Children entering fourth and fifth grades in fall 2014 are invited to join us at this week-long, interactive day camp.

Camp will be held from 9 AM -12:30 PM from June 23-27 at the refuge Visitor Center. Contact us (467-9278) to register your child for camp.

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Desert Detectives Critter Camp
2006 Desert Detectives learn from "Aqua Bodies" activity.Participants will discover how animals, plants, and people survive in the desert through indoor and outdoor activities, including hikes, experiments, crafts, and games. Children entering second and third grades in fall 2014 are invited to join us at this week-long, interactive day camp.

Camp will be held from 9 AM -12:30 PM from July 14-18 at the Refuge Visitor Center. Contact us (467-9278) to register your child for camp.

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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: April 22, 2014