Features

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    Appealing to You and Wildlife!

    Consider native plants for your garden; they are beneficial to wildlife and look attractive in your yard at the same time.

    Here is a list of plants native to southeastern US.

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    Who's Calling?

    Learn about some of the commonly heard frog and toads in western Kentucky.

    Sounds of Frogs

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    Hunting and Fishing Permits

    Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.

    Brochure Page

Refuge Report

Their Back!!

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It's that time of year again! Things are beginning to bloom and the hummingbirds are back!

Follow this link to learn about these tiny birds.

Tricky Tracks

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Whether it's in the snow, mud, or just soft dirt, there are plenty of opportunities to look for animal tracks.

Use this sheet to see how many different animals you can find on the refuge or in your backyard!

Green River NWR

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For more information on Green River National Wildlife Refuge follow the link below.

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Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

Severe Weather

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Spring and summer in western Kentucky is a beautiful time to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, but it can also be a time of severe weather. For this reason, it is always important to check the forecast before making outdoor recreation plans, but if you do get caught outside here are some things you can do. During a thunderstorm, if you can return to your car or get to shelter that would be best. If you cannot, seek low areas under small trees. During a flash flood, seek higher ground. If you are driving and come to a road covered with water, "Turn Around Don't Drown". In high winds or a possible tornado, do not seek shelter in your vehicle. Vehicles are easily tossed around in the wind; a solid structure would be a better choice. If that is not possible seek a low flat area and cover your head with your hands and a coat/blanket. After a storm remember to stay away from power lines and other potentially dangerous debris.

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS