The Mingo Swamp Friends is a non-profit organization that supports the primary purposes of Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. If interested in becoming a part of the Friends Group than join them for their annual meeting on July 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Mingo Visitor Center.
Join a refuge ranger in learning about the tremendous diversity of snakes that can be found at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will also get the opportunity to handle and touch live snakes if they desire. The program will take place at the Mingo Visitor Center and will start at 10 a.m.
Get a rare chance to discover one of Mingo’s Satellite Refuges by taking a hike at Pilot Knob National Wildlife Refuge. This 90 acre refuge located at the top of Pilot Knob Mountain is typically closed to the public to protect the endangered Indiana bat. Refuge staff will be leading guided hikes throughout the day in recognition of National Public Lands Day. The hikes also coincides with the Civil War Battle of Pilot Knob reenactment that takes place at the nearby Fort Davidson State Historic Site. Pilot Knob Refuge is located in Arcadia Valley.
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