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  • Photo Galleries

    Refuge Gallery

    Catch a glimpse of the plants and animals that call the refuge home! Explore our photo galleries.

    Photo Galleries

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    Colt Capers!

    Join a ranger for a story and activity about a wild animal that calls the refuge home! (A program for children ages 3 - 5)

    Download a Colt Capers Flyer! (.pdf)

  • Crane Tours

    Crane Tours

    All aboard for this ranger guided tour of the refuge where we will seek out the elusive Mississippi Sandhill Crane.

    Fall-Winter Crane Tours

Did You Know?

Plants That Bite Back!

Carnivorous Plants - Sundews

Did you know that there are ten species of carnivorous plants that can be seen at the refuge?

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About the Complex

Gulf Coast Complex

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The Gulf Coast Refuge Complex manages many varied habitats along the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Mississippi Sandhill Crane is managed as part of the Gulf Coast Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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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What's Happening at the Refuge?

  • Colt Capers!

    Colt TN

    Join a ranger for a story and activity about a wild animal that calls the refuge home! (A program for children ages 3 - 5). These programs are held on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Download a Flyer to Learn More (.pdf)
  • It's Crane Tour Season!

    Crane Tours

    All aboard for this ranger guided tour of the refuge where we will seek out the elusive Mississippi Sandhill Crane. Space is Limited. Reservations Required.

    Fall/Winter Crane Tours
  • Fire As a Tool

    Fire Management - resize

    Did you know that prescribed fires are one of the most important tools the refuge uses to restore the endangered wet pine savanna habitat?

    Learn More!
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Mississippi sandhill cranes - © Stephen Kilpatrick
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2015
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