Monarch butterflies are returning to our region in search of milkweed to lay their eggs on. Keep a sharp eye out and you might just see one!
Welcome Home Monarchs
Dates to Remember for Mingo NWR
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge announces events for November-December 2016.
See event schedule
Mingo Visitor Center
The Mingo Visitor Center is a great place to start your visit. The building is LEED certified.
Mingo Swamp Friends
Get involved with Mingo National Wildlife Refuge through the Mingo Swamp Friends.
Be Part of the Solution
Lead poisoning is a serious problem for both wildlife and humans, but is easily prevented.
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
In 1976, through the Wilderness Act of 1964, Congress designated 7,730 acres of swamp, riparian areas, and Ozark Plateau uplands as the Mingo Wilderness Area.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016