May & June
Alligators start nesting and manatees move into the refuge and adjacent waters. Bream fishing improves as they go on the bed(spawn).
July & August
Thunderstorms are prevalent. Broods of gallinules and rails can be seen in refuge impoundments. Swallow-tailed kites are active over the refuge creeks and swamps.
Blue-winged teal are the first ducks to migrate through the refuge. The scheduled archery hunt for deer and hogs is held.