Monarch butterflies are returning to our region in search of milkweed to lay their eggs on. Keep a sharp eye out and you might just see one!
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Partners for Fish & Wildlife
We recently added our Partners for Fish & Wildlife Page. Learn about opportunities to provide high quality habitat for future generations!
Wildlife Drive: Closed For the Year
The Wildlife Drive has closed for the year. The usage for hiking, biking, observation or other activities is prohibited.
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Results For the Wild Goose Chase 2014
See the Results! This 5K run/walk event featured the best of both worlds with both road and natural trails that venture through the Refuge.
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Recent Bird Sightings
As a designated Saginaw Bay Birding Trail destination, birders can rely on our updated eBird sightings when planning their next visit.
Recent eBird Sightings...
Michigan Junior Duck Stamp
The Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Program blends science curriculum and art to create a pattern in youth that leans toward conservation thinking. The Michigan JDS contest portion is free to enter. Each year thousands of students participate in their state’s program nationwide. Contest Info and Previous Winners
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.
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Get your latest news, events and closures by visiting our Facebook Page. Facebook Page
The Wildlife Drive Auto Tour is scheduled to be open June 1st through Sept. 30th. The gates will open at sunrise and close an hour before sunset. The Refuge may exercise a “No Stopping Zone” to minimize disturbance to nesting eagles. To find more information on this and our other trails visit our trails page. Trails Page
The Partners for Fish & Wildlife program is a strong example of working with private landowners to enhance fish and wildlife habitat on their property. Community-based stewardship is found at the heart of this program. The program demonstrates voluntary advocacy for fish and wildlife conservation. To find more information visit our Partners Page. Partner's Page
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is a critical migration stopover site for waterfowl.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 12, 2015