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    • Nature Tots - August 2 - Prairie Colors

      Nature Tots Worm Hunt

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

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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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    • Monarch Madness - September 6, 2014

      Monarch Butterfly tagging

       Come help us collect and tag butterflies on their migration south through the refuge!Calling all citizen scientists! Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers to assist refuge staff in capturing, tagging, and releasing monarch butterflies. The tags help us, and the Monarch Watch program, learn more about these amazing insects' long migration to Mexico and back. Pre-registration is required, and limited to the first 100 participants. Register by calling 515-994-3400 or emailing Megan at 

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2011
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