Midwest Region Conserving the nature of America

Conserving the Nature of America

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.

Winter wildlife sightings

Red fox on a snowy wood pile
Red fox on a snowy wood pile. Photo courtesy of Keith Williams/Creative Commons.

Even during the coldest of winter days you can look for wildlife and not be disappointed. Here are some animals that are active no matter the weather. We encourage you to bundle up and head outside - you never know what you might see!

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55 years protecting a migratory bird oasis

Sunset over the wetlands of Cedar Point
Sunset over the wetlands of Cedar Point. Photo by Chris Kanipe/USFWS.

Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge was established 55 years ago this week! Located in Lucas County, Ohio the refuge contains the largest remaining contiguous Lake Erie coastal wetland and Cedar Point, a stopover oasis for migratory birds. Take a moment to learn about this secluded refuge and plan a trip to experience it first-hand.

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Eight points about antlers

Cow and bull moose in the prairie
Cow and bull moose. Photo by USFWS.

In November antlers are everywhere, from watercooler talk about the whitetail season to fall decor. If you’ve found yourself surrounded with antler talk this fall and need a few pointers, we can help!

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