What's Blooming in May?
Come see the prairie's spring blooms, like golden Alexander, purple fields of Spiderwort, and the elusive blue-eyed grass.
Seasons of the Refuge
Prairie Learning and Visitor Center
Learn all about Neal Smith NWR and shop in the bookstore! Open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Sundays from 12-5pm, & closed on Federal holidays.
Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
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.