Stop and Smell the Flowers
Adult monarch butterflies drink nectar from many kinds of flowers. Caterpillars only eat milkweed.
What should I plant?
Birdwatchers: Recent Bird Sightings
Birdwatchers stay up to date with bird sightings on the refuge.
Up to Date Bird Sightings
Introducing Seney Wildlife Refuge
This three minute introduction to the refuge contains footage from the Seney Natural History Association film "The Wonder of Nature.”
Seney National Wildlife Refuge Promo Video
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Join us on Facebook and stay up to date on what is happening at the refuge.
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Support the Friends Group
Support Seney Natural History Association! The non-profit group helps the refuge put on special events, hire interns, and much more!
Seney Natural History Association
Whitefish Point Unit
The Whitefish Point Unit (53 acres) of Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located about 11 miles north of Paradise, Michigan. The unit is a stop-over for birds migrating to and from Canada.Whitefish Point Unit
About the Complex
Seney National Wildlife Refuge also manages Huron, Harbor Island, Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuges and Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area.
Seney is managed as part of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
Learn more about the complex
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
Harbor Island, Huron, Michigan Islands and Seney National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are managed by Seney NWR in Seney, Michigan. Seney NWR is also responsible for the management of the Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area in the upper portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.Learn more about the refuges.
Stop and smell the flowers. Get a chance to see some of the wildflowers in bloom at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge while enjoying a peaceful stroll on one of our trails. Bird-on-the-wing can be found blooming along the Pine Ridge Nature Trail in addition to several other wildflowers. Stop in at the Visitor Center before your hike to visit the Blooming Tree, an up to date display of species flowering on the Refuge.Hiking Trails
Learn more about the ongoing studies at Seney, including; cooperative projects on forest ecology and management, disturbance ecology, colonial waterbird population dynamics, peer-reviewed published papers, etc. Pictured; common tern colony at St. Ignace.Seney Research 2014
Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers can be found at the Refuge year round. Although difficult to tell apart, the downy woodpecker is smaller than the hairy and its beak is noticeably shorter.
Page Photo Credits Misty Morning Sunrise, © Candice Massey, Cedar Waxwing - Dawn Marsh, SNHA Intern, Yellow-rumped Warbler, © Larry McGahey, Stream Invertebrates Class - Jan Barrett/USFWS, Common Loon with Chicks - Dan Irizarry/2011 Photo Contest, Bird-on-the-wing - Dawn Marsh, SNHA Intern, Snowy Owl Eating a Grebe, Sara D'Angelo/2012 Photo Contest - 2nd Place Wildlife Category, Hunting Camp - USFWS, Yellow Warbler - © Keith Parish, Common Tern Colony, USFWS, Pileated Woodpecker Chicks - Jeremy Maslowski/USFWS, Downy Woodpecker, © Naji Hussenini
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2015
Youth in the OutdoorsSeptember 26, 2015
Join us Sept. 26 for "Youth in the Outdoors". Kids age 7 - 17 may participate and learn more about nature. Scouts may even earn badges.Youth in the Outdoors
Photo ContestAugust 01, 2015
Submit your photos of the refuge to the Seney NWR Photo Contest. Deadline is August 31st.Photo Contest