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    Crab Orchard NWR Calendar of Events

    The 2016 Calendar of events is now available! Click below for the pdf version.

    2016 Calendar of Events

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    Follow Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge on Facebook to keep up to date on the latest events and wildlife sightings on the refuge.

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  • Monarch Caterpillar

    Mmmm, Milkweed!

    Keep an eye out for emerging milkweed. This is the only plant monarch caterpillars will eat, so consider this while planning your garden!

    Milkweed Seed Finder

  • Public Comments Sought

    Crab Orchard NWR is seeking public comment from October 6, through October 20, 2016 on ten current public uses.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Last Updated: Oct 06, 2016
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