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    Field Notes

    See the latest activities, events and conservation work at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.

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    Student Jobs

    The refuge offers a variety of work experiences for students.

    YCC Announcement 2015

  • Butterfly Roundup Resized

    Crab Orchard NWR Calendar of Events

    The 2015 Calendar of events is now available! Click the link below to download a pdf version.

    2015 Calendar of Events

  • Monarch Caterpillar

    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

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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: Jun 04, 2015
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