Surviving the Winter
Our monarchs are wintering in Mexico. January is the most hazardous month for them, so send warm wishes as they weather the winter storms.
A Positive Prediction for the Spring
Where Children Explore
A play area made of natural components designed for a safe connection to nature.
See the latest news, events and conservation efforts of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Let's Get Outside
Backpacks are available for loan to enhance your wildlife watching experience on the refuge. Check them out at the office.
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Trail transportation is provided for people with limited ability to walk. Call the refuge to schedule a tour.
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
Bluebirds are cavity nesters, but can’t excavate their own cavity. The lack of natural cavities available have made artificial nesting boxes a success to the return of the bluebird. Hear the happy song of the bluebird at Rydell Refuge.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2016