It's the holiday season on our refuges! Here are some of the events happening at refuges across the country this week, many in the spirit of the season. Check out this link for more events happening in December on our refuges.
As always, make sure you head over to the Refuge System's homepage and use their searchable map to find events at a Wildlife Refuge near you!
Let's go outside!
Sleigh passing elk herd Photo: Lori Iverson/USFWS
Colorado—Sat 12/10@2:30-5pm, Frosty Photo Tour, Rocky Mtn Arsenal Refuge. Snap wildlife & winter landscapes http://rockymountainarsenal.fws.gov
Colorado—Weds & Sats 9:30-11:30, Sundays 1-3 Wild Rides. Free tours Rocky Mtn Arsenal Refuge. Reserve: 303-289-0930 http://ow.ly/7P4yw
Georgia—Christmas on Chesser Island, Dec 10@5:30-8:30pm Okefenokee Refuge. Hayride, carols, live music. Tour swamp homestead http://www.fws.gov/okefenokee/
Illinois—Holiday Open House, Cypress Creek Refuge. Thur Dec 8@11-3 Celebrate w/ Cache Rr Wetlands Joint Venture http://midwest.fws.gov/cypresscreek
Maryland—Open House, Eastern Neck Refuge, Sat Dec 10@9-3http://www.fws.gov/northeast/easternneck/
Massachussetts—Sun 12/11@9am, Kids Hike, Assabet River Refuge. Meet inside visitor ctr.http://www.fws.gov/northeast/assabetriver
Massachussetts—Nature walk, Great Meadows Refuge Sun 12/11@2:30-4:30pm. $5 Details: 978-760-1933 http://www.fws.gov/northeast/greatmeadows
Michigan—Pioneer Christmas, Shiawassee Refuge. Wed Dec 7@7-9pm Craft-making, hot cocoa, popcorn, cookies $2 pp http://www.fws.gov/midwest/shiawassee/
Mississippi—Free wildlife tours, Mississippi Sandhill Crane Refuge. Wednesdays & Sats 8-9:30am. Sign up: 228-497-6322 x 101 http://ow.ly/7P4Jo
Mississippi—String popcorn for birds, Mississippi Sandhill Crane Refuge. Sats 9am-3pm http://ow.ly/7P4Jo
Nevada—Backcountry Expedition, Ash Meadows Refuge, Sat 12/10@10-2 Sign up: 775-372-5435http://www.fws.gov/desertcomplex/ashmeadows/
North Carolina—Holiday Howl, Sat Dec 10@4pm Alligator Rr Refuge Hear endangered red wolves in the wild http://www.fws.gov/alligatorriver/
Washington—Volunteer Workday, Ridgefield Refuge Sat 12/10@9-12:30 Help plant trees. Wear boots. http://www.fws.gov/ridgefieldrefuges/ridgefield/