The Outer Island Unit of the refuge is expected to re-open Saturday September 10th at 8am, now that the threat of severe weather has passed. We appreciate the patience of our visitors while the island was temporarily closed.
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Did you know that there is a native cactus in Connecticut? Yes, Opuntia humifusa or the prickly-pear grows in all eastern states except Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Although it is rare and listed as a species of special concern in the state, you can find it on several units of the Stewart B. McKinney NWR.