What's Happening in March?
March welcomes hints of spring on the prairie - the return of migratory birds, melting snow and stirring animals.
Seasons of the Refuge
Prairie Learning and Visitor Center
Learn about Neal Smith NWR! Open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm and Sun from 12pm-5pm. Closed most Federal holidays. Call ahead!
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We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.
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.
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A grassland specialist, this medium-sized owl can often be seen in winter and is easily identified by its characteristic floppy flight. Photo by Jason Murphy.