50th Anniversary Celebration!
"50 Years of Space for Wildlife"
Saturday, November 9 from 10-3
Celebrate the refuge's 50 years of providing "Space for Wildlife" at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Live native wildlife displays, demonstrations, exhibitors, children's activities and children's giveaways and birthday cake (while they last!). Call 321-861-5601 for additional information.
Thursday, November 14 at 2 pm
Learn all about bobcats with a refuge volunteer by viewing aphoto presentation. Call 321-861-5601 to make reservations.
"50 Years of Space for Wildlife" Art Contest Award Ceremony
Saturday, November 16 at 2 pm
In celebration of the refuge's 50th anniversary, Brevard County students participated in an art contest. Join us to congratulate the award winning students, view the winning entries while enjoying refreshments. The ceremony will take place in the visitor center auditorium. Please call 321-861-5601 for information.
Nature Watch Driving Tour (carpool)
Saturdays, November 16, 23 and 30 at 9 am
Caravan in your own vehicle along Black Point Wildlife Drive with a refuge volunteer in the lead to learn about the wildlife and management of the refuge. The guide will communicate with participants by two-way radio. Space is limited. Call 321-861-5601 for reservations.
All About Alligators
Thursday, November 21 at 2 pm
Learn all about alligators with a refuge volunteer by viewing a photo presentation and hands on alligator bio facts. Call 321-861-5601 to make reservations.
Hawk Presentation & Driving Tour
Saturday, November 23 at 1 pm
View a photo presentation to learn how to identify raptors. Then caravan in your own vehicle with a refuge volunteer in the lead to learn about the birds that inhabit the refuge. Some of the raptors you may encounter include Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier and Red-shouldered Hawk. The guide will communicate with participants by two-way radio. Call 321-861-5601 to make reservations.
Butterfly Presentation & Survey
Saturday, November 23 at 9 am
Volunteers and refuge staff will participate in a survey to identifybutterflies in several habitats for the Butterfly Monitoring Network and the North American ButterflyCount. No experience necessary. Bring water, snack and insect repellant. Call 321-861-5601 for information and to make reservations.
2013 Waterfowl Hunt
November 23 - January 26
Hunting occurs in most areas of the refuge from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and federal holidays. Hunting is prohibited on Black Point Wildlife Drive. See 2013-2014 Hunting Regulations for more information.