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  • Pale Purple Coneflower July

    What's Blooming in July?

    In July, see pale purple coneflower, oxeye and leadplant on the prairie.

    Seasons of the Refuge

  • Red Admiral Butterfly

    Annual Butterfly Count

    Volunteer to help us monitor and count butterflies on July 12!

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  • Bison grazing

    Bison Day

    Join us as we celebrate bison and the prairie ecosystem that sustains them! Saturday, August 1, 10am-3pm.

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  • Visitor Center Sign

    Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Learn all about Neal Smith NWR and shop in the bookstore! Open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm, and Sunday noon-5pm; closed Federal holidays.

  • Senior Pass for Rotator

    Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!

    We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 04, 2015
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