Discover the wonders of fishing with Mingo staff members and volunteers. Come out with your family to enjoy a morning of fishing at Fox Pond. The fishing event coincides with Missouri’s Free Fishing Day. Poles will be available for loan throughout the event and worms will be provided for bait. Fox Pond is located along the Ozark Highlands Auto Tour Route on Mingo Refuge. The Family Fishing Day will go from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join a refuge ranger in learning about the tremendous diversity of snakes that can be found at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. Learn how to identify venomous vs non-venomous snakes and why all snakes are important. Participants will even get the opportunity to see and touch live snakes if they desire. The program will take place at the Mingo Visitor Center and will start at 10 a.m.
Discover the importance of pollinators. Join a refuge ranger at the Mingo Visitor Center for a program discussing the tremendous importance of pollinators. Learn about the extraordinary life of a Monarch butterfly and why scientists are concerned about the declining numbers. Participants will even help net insects to help conduct a pollinator study on the refuge. The program will go from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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