• Upcoming Events

    • Fall Nature Photography Course Becoming an Outdoors Family Program

      Resize  Photography 101
      After the summer season, fall season arrives accompanied by medley of colors such as yellow, brown and orange that will delight your eyes. This could be an inspiring time to capture nature’s beauty. Come and join a CONWR volunteer and learn the basics of fall photography with the whole family and then practice your new skills on a group hike! Learn More
    • Butterfly Round-up Becoming an Outdoors Family Program

      Butterfly round up Resize

      Each year hundreds of monarch butterflies travel through our area when making their perilous journey to spend the cold months of winter in Mexico.  Visitors are invited to help catch and tag these butterflies as they feed and rest at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.


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    • Crab Orchard Photography Group - September Meeting

      Crab Orchard Photograohy Group Rezise
      Meet your CONWR volunteer photographer/leader at the Visitor Center, then carpool and caravan to special locations in the Refuge to photograph the seasonal offerings such as wildflowers, butterflies, migrating birds, and other wonders of nature. The group will reconvene back at the Visitor Center to share pictures and talk about photography. No experience necessary!  No reservations required!  For more information, contact the Refuge Visitor Center. Learn More