Stop and Smell the Flowers
Adult monarch butterflies drink nectar from many kinds of flowers. Caterpillars only eat milkweed.
What should I plant?
What to do with Baby Wildlife?
When you come across baby wildlife, the best thing to do is let it be. Click the link below to learn more.
More information on baby or injured wildlife
Mingo Visitor Center
The Mingo Visitor Center is a great place to start your visit. The building is LEED certified.
Enjoy monthly programs exploring Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Mingo Swamp Friends
Get involved with Mingo National Wildlife Refuge through the Mingo Swamp Friends.
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
In 1976, through the Wilderness Act of 1964, Congress designated 7,730 acres of swamp, riparian areas, and Ozark Plateau uplands as the Mingo Wilderness Area.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015