What's Happening in April?
Spring returns to the prairie, with nesting birds, the first sprouting plants, warmer weather and April showers.
Seasons of the Refuge
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. For Earth Day, volunteer to restore native ecosystems. Free lunch provided.
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: Apr 16, 2015