Learn about some of the commonly heard frog and toads in western Kentucky.
Sounds of Frogs
Hunting and Fishing Permits
Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.
Appealing to You and Wildlife!
Consider native plants for your garden; they are beneficial to wildlife and look attractive in your yard at the same time.
Here is a list of plants native to southeastern US.
Enjoy the Outdoors Safely
Leaves of three, let it be! You've probably heard that little rhyme about poison ivy, but it’s not just the leaves that can give you the itch. The stems and even the roots contain the chemical that cause a rash in approximately 85% of people.
So what can you do? The best plan of action is to learn to identify the plant in order to avoid it as much as possible. Even if you usually don’t react to the plant, allergies can change over time. Don’t risk it! If you do come into contact with the plant, wash the exposed area with lots of cold water within an hour. Rubbing alcohol is also an option for cleaning the area, but never use hot water as this will only open your pores. If it’s too late and you already have the rash, there are many different products available for sale at your nearest pharmacy to combat the itch. However, for serious cases you should see a doctor.
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
Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is ready to help you and your students, or youth group, enjoy the warmer weather! We gladly do school visits and host field trips. We can even help with reviewing for state testing! An afternoon of fishing can also be a fun reward for a year of hard work!Visit our educators page to learn more!
It's that time of year again! Things are beginning to bloom and the hummingbirds are back! Follow this link to learn about these tiny birds.
Wanting to learn more about the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and local resources? Try our new auto tour!
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Cope's Gray Tree Frog - aeller/usfws
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2014