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.
Come and celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will meet at the Mingo Visitor Center to a participate in a volunteer activity on the refuge. Pre-registration is appreciated at 573-222-3589. Volunteers should plan on wearing long pants and bringing work gloves. The volunteer project will go from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Starting October 1 and going through end of February the following refuge waters are closed: Monopoly Marsh, Rockhouse Marsh, moist soil units, and waterways located between Ditch 2 and 6. All other waters are open. This partial refuge waters closure is to minimize disturbance to migrating and wintering waterfowl.
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