The Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit organization established in 1997 to educate the public regarding the flora, fauna and natural environment of the refuge through educational events and functions; encouraging and organizing volunteer services; and soliciting support for wildlife conservation projects on the refuge. Friends of Laguna Atascosa NWR22817 Ocelot RoadLos Fresnos, TX 78566 Phone: 956-748-3607 or 3608 ext 112
www.savetexasocelots.orgThe following are some of the exciting projects the Friends have supported: Ocelot Conservation FestivalThis annual event promotes awareness and conservation of ocelots and their habitat.
Annual fundraising event, proceeds go toward ocelot conservation, education, habitat restoration, and research. The Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Nature Store The nature store inside the refuge visitor center, offers a variety of educational books, videos, souvenirs, and refreshments. All proceeds support Friend’s activities and programs that benefit the refuge. Adopt an Ocelot Help support habitat protection and research for ocelots through the Adopt-an-Ocelot program. Go to www.savetexasocelots.org for details.
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The refuge’s location and habitat make it a haven for butterflies and moths -- and those who enjoy seeing them! October and November offer the best times to enjoy the refuge’s butterflies, a documented 130 species.