Longer days and warm nights mean many people are looking to spend as much time as possible outdoors this summer -- and we don't want you to overlook your national wildlife refuges as you plan summertime excursions!
Take in views like this one, captured at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa.
Join in a bird festival, butterfly count or other special event – or make your own anytime event by hiking a refuge trail or driving along a wildlife viewing route. Many refuges also make great destinations for activities such as fishing and paddling.
To locate a refuge near you, use the “find your refuge” tool or check out the links below!