Surviving the Winter
Our monarchs are wintering in Mexico. January is the most hazardous month for them, so send warm wishes as they weather the winter storms.
A Positive Prediction for the Spring
Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge has evolved through partnerships.
See the latest activities and accomplishments of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service across the nation.
Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program
We work with private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands. This program is crucial to the success of our refuge.
Celebrate International Migratory Birds
Bird banding and activities on Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th. Join us for family-friendly bird fun!
International Migratory Bird Day
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
Blanding's turtle features a domed shell and a yellow throat and chin giving the appearance that it has a permanent smile.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2015