A great egret shows off its snowy plumage at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, one of California’s premier waterfowl refuges. A birding tour on February 4 will give beginning birders and nature enthusiasts a close-up view of many wintering species.
|Credit: Justine Belson|
Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge SystemNews for February 2012 RSS
For Valentine’s Day, Refuge System Birthday, or Just Sheer Thrills, Make Tracks to a National Wildlife Refuge
Fall in love with nature on Valentine’s Day or any day at a national wildlife refuge. Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Look for owls or eagles. Take a snowshoe hike with your sweetie. Plan another visit in March when many refuges will host special events to celebrate the 109th birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the nation’s premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. See a complete calendar of refuge special events.
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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook page, follow our tweets, watch our YouTube Channel, and download photos from our Flickr page.Wild Angles is published monthly by the Refuge System, part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior.
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