National Wildlife Refuge System

A young nature photographer can’t hide his excitement at capturing an elusive wildlife shot at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.

A western chorus frog inflates its vocal sac at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Utah. The calls of the frogs fill the air every spring.

Credit: USFWS

Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge System

News for May 2012

Enjoy Spring Sights and Sounds

At a National Wildlife Refuge

What a glorious season to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Discover the magic at a national wildlife refuge, whether you’re there to see wildlife, take extraordinary photos, learn about conservation or add to your birding life list. Refuges have got it all.

Wildlife refuges can help you get fit while you're seeing wildlife up close. In 2010 more than 40 million people visited a national wildlife refuge, generating about $4.2 billion in economic activity, according to an October 2011 report commissioned by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization. Sample a refuge event and find out what all the excitement is about.


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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.

For information about items in the tip sheet, contact:
Martha Nudel, 703-358-1858
Claire Cassel, 703-358-2357

Last updated: April 27, 2012