Nature at Your Fingertips

Nature at Your Fingertips- Intro

The Refuge utilizes new technology to educate, keep visitors engaged while they are away, and provide virtual guided tours.

  • Download the Discover Ding Game App

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    Download the FREE Discover Ding Game App before you arrive to the Refuge! Learn about the National Wildlife Refuge System and the J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR. When you visit, play the nature trivia game which will activate once you are on the Wildlife Drive.  Share photos, field tips, and score high points and virtual badges! Available for iPhone and Android. Search "Discover Nature Apps" in your appstore, then load "Discover Ding". Check out our Appbassadors playing the game!

    Learn more about the Discover Ding App.

    Click to download for Android

    Click to download for iPhone


  • Follow us on Facebook!

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    Follow the Refuge Facebook page to keep up-to-date on events, photos, videos, and wildlife happenings. Post photos and videos to our wall and show us what you are seeing out on the Refuge! 

    Follow our Facebook page

  • iNature Trail

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    The iNature Trail is an interactive trail along Wildlife Drive using QR Code technology to provide ranger-led tours at your fingertips. First, download the free NeoReader App on your smartphone. Then, look for the 10 iNature signs (pictured left) on the right-hand side throughout Wildlife Drive and scan the QR code to hear from a Refuge Ranger. Available for iPhone and Android.

  • Caching at the Refuge

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    Caching is a modern treasure hunt using GPS devices or your smartphone. Complete the multicache to learn more about the Refuge by answering questions that will reveal the coordinates of the final location to claim your prize. You can also explore the Refuge by completing the two earthcaches: one is at the Bailey Tract and one is on Wildlife Drive. Loaner GPS devices are available in the Visitor & Education Center.

    Learn more about the multicache.

  • eBird

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    A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that birders access and report information about birds. Record your Refuge birding observations on our eBird Trail Tracker Kiosk in the Visitor & Education Center or online at Join others in an international network of eBird users and learn more about birds, their calls, and habits to help you be a better birder.