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    • Second Saturday Stewardship

      Volunteers with seeds

      Join refuge volunteers as we work on seasonal projects to restore and reconstruct our native tallgrass prairie and oak savanna ecosystems! 

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    • Nature Tots - December 12 - Who's Been Here

      Nature Tots

      Children ages 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite adult and join us as we learn about the wonders of winter wildlife on the prairie! We will read stories, go outside, make nature crafts, and much more. Pre-registration is required. Sign up by contacting Brianna Patrick by email at or phone at 515-994-3400.

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    • Audubon Christmas Bird Count - January 2

      CBC Short Eared Owl

      Please join us in helping collect important data about birds at Neal Smith NWR, as well as nationwide data by participating in Audubon's annual bird count.  Every year, thousands of people participate in Audubon's Christmas Bird Count.  The data collected from these counts is used by scientists to study the health of bird populations.  A FREE lunch will be provided by the Friends of NSNWR.  Pre-registration is required by December 29, 2015; contact Karen Viste-Sparkman by email or phone at 515-994-3400 to sign up.

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2011
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