The weather may be getting colder, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything to do outside! Here are some of the events happening at refuges across the country this week. As always, make sure you head over to the Refuge System's homepage and use their searchable map to find a Wildlife Refuge near you!
Let's go outside!
The season's first snow at Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, ND on Nov. 7, 2011
ALASKA—Cut your Christmas tree at Kenai Refuge. Now til 12/25. 1 tree per family. No permit needed http://kenai.fws.gov/
CALIFORNIA—Tues 11/29@3-5pm Ribbon cutting for new viewing platform at Sacramento Refuge. See flyoff. Celebrate national award http://www.fws.gov/sacramentovalleyrefuges/r_sac.html
MAINE—Cut your own Christmas tree, Moosehorn Refuge, Now til 12/25. Get a free permit at refuge office http://www.fws.gov/northeast/moosehorn/
MARYLAND—Wildlife Holiday Bazaar, Patuxent Refuge Sat 12/3@9-4. Proceeds go to the research center & refuge http://go.usa.gov/4Vw
MARYLAND—Bird Walk, Blackwater Refuge, Sun 12/4 from 8am-noon http://www.fws.gov/blackwater/
MASSACHUSETTS—Wed 12/7@7:30-9pm Film: “Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization” from Journey to Planet Earth TV series, Assabet River Refuge http://ow.ly/7IBMc
MINNESOTA—Dec 3-4 only. Cut your Christmas tree at Rydell Refuge. Get permit at the visitor's center. Hand saws only http://www.fws.gov/midwest/rydell/
MISSISSIPPI—Holiday Nature Crafts, Sat 12/3@9:30-12:30, Noxubee Refugehttp://www.fws.gov/noxubee/
MISSOURI—Sat 12/3, 9-4. Eagle Days, Squaw Creek Refuge. Eagle shows hourly 9-3 www.fws.gov/midwest/squawcreek
MISSOURI—Sun 12/4, 9-4. Eagle Days, Squaw Creek Refuge. Eagle shows hourly 11-2. Free bus tours 10-3 www.fws.gov/midwest/squawcreek
NEVADA—Sat 12/3@8am-noon. Pull cattails. Help endangered pupfish Ash Meadows Refuge. Sign up http://ow.ly/7ICx6