What's Happening in October?
In October, savanna leaves and prairie grasses change color, and seed collecting is in full swing!
Seasons of the Refuge
Ding Darling Day
Help the refuge collect prairie plant seeds for our continuing reconstruction work! Saturday, October 10, 9am-12pm
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.
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.
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
A grassland specialist, this medium-sized owl can often be seen in winter and is easily identified by its characteristic floppy flight. Photo by Jason Murphy.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2015