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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
Keep an eye out for emerging milkweed. This is the only plant monarch caterpillars will eat, so consider this while planning your garden!
Milkweed Seed Finder
Explore the Refuge
The Refuge contains 15 units. Click on visit above, then plan your visit on the drop down to explore each unit.
Re-opend Units of the Refuge
Cranberry Bend Unit eastern parcel and Cora Island Unit are re-opened to all public access as of June 27 2016.
Google Map Cora Island Unit
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
Habitats along the Missouri River are in constant fluctuation as seasonal floods and droughts bring about drastic changes.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2016