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    Monarch Festival

    Monarch Festival - Oct. 22,2016, 10 am-4 pm; Tours, Tagging, Exhibits, Food, Music. For information, call (850)925-6121.

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    e-Bird Tracker

    See what birds are being spotted here at the refuge with our e-Bird Tracker before you visit!


  • Every Kid

    Hey Fourth Graders!

    See America’s natural wonders and historic sites. Fourth graders can bring family and friends on adventures free for a full year.

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  • Calendar of Events

    Check out the upcoming events at your refuge. Call the refuge at (850)925-6121 for more information.

    Events Calendar

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    Eagle's Eye

    The official newsletter of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

    Eagle's Eye

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative


A conservation effort dedicated to restoring the Monarch Butterfly population through milkweed proliferation and distribution to the Big Bend community.

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative

About the Complex

North Florida Refuges Complex

The North Florida Refuges Complex protects close to 95,000 acres for wildlife in southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle.

St. Marks is managed as part of the North Florida Refuges 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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  • Pollinator Art Contest

    XAC-01-smOctober 07, 2016

    2016 Pollinator Art Contest hilighting pollinator species (i.e. hummingbirds, bats, bees, beetles, butterflies, and flies that carry pollen from one plant to another) found in Florida.

    Pollinator Art Contest Entry and Rules
  • Youth Deer Hunt

    Deer 125x90December 02, 2016

    2016 Youth Deer Hunt to be held Dec. 2-4, 2016. St. Marks NWR and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have joined forces to offer mentored youth hunts that are safe and educational. We sponsor introductory, instructive youth hunts for deer/hogs.

    Youth Deer Hunt
  • First Sunday at the Refuge

    November 06, 2016

    Presentation on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm in the Barred Owl Room. November: Big World on a Barrier Island with John Stark, Refuge Manager.

  • Hunt Regulations


    The St. Marks NWR holds several hunts on portions of the refuge. To learn more about hunting opportunities, seasons and regulations on the St. Marks NWR, contact David Moody at (850)925-6121 or

    Hunt Regulations
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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016
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