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    Hobe Sound NWR Photo Gallery

    See the wonderful variety of wildlife and habitat on the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound NWR in our photo gallery.

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    News Releases

    Stay current on some of the latest news and happenings at the refuge.

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What's Happening

Hobe Sound NWR has a New name: Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge!

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It is with great honor that we announce the name of the Refuge has officially changed to Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge! The late Nathaniel P. Reed was a great environmentalist in Florida and friend of the Refuge. His family was instrumental in creating the Refuge.

Seasonal Sea Turtle Night Walks

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Walks are provided by the Hobe Sound Nature Center. During March - October female sea turtles return to land to lay eggs, occurring mostly at night. The female will crawl out of the ocean and will carefully choose a spot to nest.

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Nature Center

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting an environmental awareness in people of all ages. You don't want to miss it !

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Refuge Brochure

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See our Refuge Brochure for a lot of good information like "Know before you go", and great information about the refuge habitats, and see the refuge map, and much more.

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Refuge Activities

Wildlife Viewing

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A number of reptiles, amphibians, and fish can be seen on display at the Visitor Center as well as along the Refuge trails.

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About the Complex

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Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Complex.

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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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