Calendar of Events
Check out the upcoming events at your refuge.
Call the refuge at (850)925-6121 for more information.
Historic St. Marks Lighthouse
The Historic St. Marks Lighthouse is located on the St. Marks NWR. The current tower was built in 1842. Open first Sat. of month, 1-4 pm.
The official newsletter of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
To address changes and restore habitats for monarchs, pollinators, and other wildlife, Monarch Watch is initiating a nationwide landscape restoration program called “Bring Back The Monarchs.”Learn More
About the Complex
The North Florida Refuges Complex protects close to 95,000 acres for wildlife in southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle.
St. Marks is managed as part of the North Florida Refuges Complex.
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
- April 05, 2015
Presentation on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm in the Barred Owl Room.
April: Follow The WaterFirst Sunday at the Refuge
We are introducing Nature Walks! with refuge volunteer Carol Watkins Babcock. The first trail walk will be Tuesday, March 31 at 10:30 am from the refuge Visitor Center. The second will be Tuesday, April 21 also at 10:30 am. Signs ups will be required - please call 850/925-6121 to register.
Each Nature Walk will be roughly one hour long and will explore different parts of the St. Marks Unit (Lighthouse Rd. area) of the refuge.
If these are popular, we will consider adding more!
If you sign up, please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring insect repellent, water and snack.
Art work by youth in grades K-12 highlighting one or more wildlife species found in Florida. 2015 Wildlife Art Contest Winners
Whooping Cranes, named for their loud and penetrating unison calls,
live and breed in wetland areas, where they feed on crabs, clams,
frogs and aquatic plants. They are distinctive animals, standing five
feet tall, with white bodies, black wing tips and red crowns on their
They are also one of the most endangered. With fewer than 500 left in
the wild, whooping cranes are on the verge of extinction.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2015