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    • Morning Bus Tours

      American Bittern

      Would you like to get more out of your trip to Seney National Wildlife Refuge? Some wildlife can be difficult to see, but trained staff and volunteers know where to look or listen. Join us Monday and Friday mornings at 10:00 am to experience a guided tour of the Refuge. The tour will take between 2 to 2 ½ hours depending on the topic of the tour. We will be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing information on the animals we see, the history of the Refuge and current management practices.

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    • Wildlife Wednesdays

      Wildlife Wednesday

      Tourists and locals alike love this tour!  Join us Wednesday evenings in June, July and August for an evening guided auto tour of the refuge backcountry. The tour begins at 7 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. We’ll be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing Refuge history and management practices. 

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    • Amateur Photo Contest

      Swan set

      Did you get some great photos while enjoying the refuge? Enter them in the amateur photo contest! In September we will display all the entries in the auditorium and on the Seney Natural History Association’s Flickr site, where visitors will vote for their favorites. When on display for voting, the entries depict an incredible array of Refuge experiences. Details can be found in the Visitor Center or on our website. Photo: 1st Place Plants Category - White Water Lily by Barbara Hysell.

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    • Youth in the Outdoors

      Youth in the Outdoors Biking

      On September 27th, 2014 the refuge will host "Youth in the Outdoors."  This event is a spinoff from our annual "Scout Activity Day." The day is designed to get youth out into the refuge to explore and learn.  Participants may choose from a variety of sessions.  The event is open to kids ages 7-17. Pre-registration and a $5 registration fee are required. Some activities may have an additional charge.   

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    • Fall Color Float

      Canoeing on the Manistique River

      Take a beautiful float down the Manistique River and see the beautiful fall colors.  Join refuge staff for a 4-5 hour canoe/kayak trip October 4th, 2014. Early October is a beautiful time to visit the Refuge as the leaves will be changing color. Pack a lunch, dress for the weather (could be warm or cool), and remember to pre-register so we know that you're coming. Bring your own boat or rent one from one of the local outfitters. 

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Page Photo Credits — Ice Fishing - USFWS, Sharp-tailed Grouse - Robert Plain/2011 Photo Contest, Volunteer Orientation - USFWS, Volunteer Bus Tour - USFWS, Fisherman - © Jim Hill, Trumpeter Swans - Marcy Barker/2012 Photo Contest, Yellow Rail - USFWS, Wildlife Wednesday Bus Tour - © Jim Hill, Little Boy with a Pike - Dawn Marsh/USFWS, White Water-Lily - Barbara Hysell/2012 Photo Contest: 1st Place Plant Category, Biking at Youth in the Outdoors - Jan Barrett/USFWS, Ring-necked Ducks - Kelly Ramsey/2011 Photo Contest
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014
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