Many refuges champion wildlife viewing as a key recreational activity.

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Every fall, monarch butterflies fly thousands of miles from as far north as Canada to overwinter in Mexico. There's great monarch viewing and tagging at several national wildlife refuges that they pass along the way. Here are some prime viewing spots.

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