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  • Compass Plant in Bloom July

    What's Blooming in August?

    In August, see rosinweed, round-headed bush clover and stiff goldenrod on the prairie!

    Seasons of the Refuge

  • Tagging monarch butterflies

    Monarch Madness

    Come help us collect & tag monarch butterflies on their migration south through the refuge! Saturday, Sept. 6, 9-11am. Please pre-register!

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  • Bison grazing

    Bison Day

    Join us as we celebrate bison and the prairie ecosystem that sustains them! Saturday, September 27, 10am-3pm.

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  • Visitor Center Sign

    Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Learn all about Neal Smith NWR and shop in the bookstore! Open Monday-Sataturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

  • Senior Pass for Rotator

    Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!

    We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.

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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: Aug 16, 2014
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