• Upcoming Events

    • Crab Orchard Photography Group - June Meeting

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      Bring your camera and dress for the outdoors (weather permitting)! 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!  

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    • Halloween in Summer - Building a Bat Box Becoming an Outdoors Family Program

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      Despite their peculiar appearance, the truth is that bats are fascinating animals. Often called ugly or misunderstood they play an important role to maintain the balance of an ecosystem. Learn about the importance of bats and build bat boxes with us to encourage these important creatures. Come to Crab Orchard NWR for some Halloween in Summer Fun!  


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    • Kayaking The Refuge Becoming an Outdoors Family Program

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      Come and paddle Crab Orchard NWR Devils Kitchen Lake under a blue summer sky! Join a Refuge Ranger through the backwaters of the Refuge and explore nature in a unique way. Seeing nature from the water could expose you to a different perspective of the landscape. Learn interesting facts about the Refuge history, view wildlife as you pass by, and enjoy the summer breeze. Kayaks are limited, make sure to reserve your space!   


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