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    Welcome Home!

    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!

    Welcome Home Monarchs

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    Waterfowl at the Refuge

    Squaw Creek supports 3,400 acres of wetland. This fall’s migration should be better than ever.

    Click Here to view our Latest Waterfowl Counts

  • Caterpillar on Milkweed

    Mmmm, Milkweed!

    Keep an eye out for emerging milkweed. This is the only plant monarch caterpillars will eat, so consider this while planning your garden!

    Milkweed Seed Finder

  • Summer Junior Naturalist Programs

    Summer Junior Naturalist Programs

    Looking for some outdoor fun for your school-age kids this summer? Click the link below to see all the great program topics!

    Junior Naturalist Program Schedule

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 23, 2016
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