October Public Programs 2014

 Relish Fall at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge



NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Many species of birds are starting their long migratory journeys as the fall days shorten and leaves fall to the forest floors.  From hiking and paddling, to hunting, or bird watching, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) offers opportunities for families to relish fall in the great outdoors.  Fall is a great time to create your own adventure in the 44,000 acres that comprise Necedah NWR.


Have you ever wondered how to care for all of your camera equipment used to capture those great wildlife shots?  Discover the various types of cases, carriers, tripods, and even cleaning techniques for digital cameras at the upcoming “Can you capture it?” photography program at the Visitor Center on Saturday, October 11th.  Photographers of all levels are invited to discover tips and tricks for wildlife photographs in addition to viewing images captured on the Refuge from 9:00am – 9:45am.  All camera types and skill levels welcome! No registration necessary.


Grab your binoculars and camera for a one mile guided nature hike in search of migratory birds on Saturday, October 11th from 10:00am – 11:00am.  Join a refuge naturalist in search of waterfowl and raptors as we hike the Visitor Center Trail.  Birders of all ages and levels welcome.  Binoculars and field guides available.


For more information on public programming or a copy of our trail maps, contact the Necedah NWR Visitor Center at 608-565-2551 or by e-mail at Necedah@fws.gov.  Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, and is located off of Highway 21 four miles west of the Village of Necedah or 18 miles east of Tomah.  Refuge lands are open sunrise to sunset year-round.  For additional information please call 608-565-2551or visit us online at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Necedah/.


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