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    • Sharp-tailed Grouse Survey

      Sharp-tailed Grouse

      The sight and sound of sharp-tailed grouse dancing on a lek (dancing/breeding ground) is one of nature's true spectacles. Males stomp their feet as fast as they can, causing their tails to rattle. At the same time they inflate purple neck sacks, called gular, which produce a unique sound. Meanwhile the females sit back and watch carefully to select their mate. The romance is fleeting and the hen will be left to raise the young on her own. Couple this show with the early morning light of dawn and you have the backdrop for a wonderful and unforgettable morning.

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    • 2014 Winter Fun Festival

      Wolverine and Snowy Owl

      Need something fun to do with your kids? Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Seney Natural History Association will be hosting a Winter Fun Festival on in coordination with “Pure Curtis” on Feburary 15th and 16th, 2014. The days activities will include hourly movies, guided skiing and snowshoeing events as well as Visitor Center exploration and fun activities. 

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    • Twilight Tours

      Yellow Rail

      Join us for our annual Twilight Tours Thursdays May 29th and June 5th, 2014.  Use your ears, not just your eyes, on these special nighttime tours of Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is closed from dusk to dawn, so this tour is a rare opportunity to experience the refuge in the twilight and early evening hours when many animals are active. We will be searching for secretive marshbirds like the yellow rail, Virginia rail and sora. This is also an excellent chance to hear spring peepers, gray treefrogs, green frogs, and American toads. During this tour, it is unlikely that we will see these animals but chances are very good we will hear their calls.

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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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    • Youth in the Outdoors

      Youth in the Outdoors Biking

      This year will be the third annual Youth in the Outdoors event at Seney NWR. It will be held Saturday, September 27th, so save the date! There will be 9 different activities to choose from which include mini sessions, long sessions, and half day sessions. If you have kids, grandkids, friends with kids, or are a kid, and you want to participate, please look over the available activities. Be sure to cut out the attached registration form and return it to the Refuge. Pre-registration and a $5 registration fee are required.  

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    • Fall Color Float

      Canoeing on the Manistique River

      Take a beautiful float down the Manistique River and see the 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.  We will meet at 10:45 am in the Northland Outfitters parking lot.

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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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