FWS Field Notes
See the latest activities, events and conservation work at Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
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events and activities sponsored by Cypress Creek NWR and the Friends of the
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Monarch butterflies are arriving in Mexico and settling into their winter homes at places like El Rosario and Chincua Butterfly Sanctuaries.
Learn more about their journey.
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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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Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge provides many opportunities to hunt waterfowl, deer, turkey, squirrels, rabbits and other game species. Hunting is permitted on over 15,000 acres within the refuge boundary. This land includes a diversity of habitats from floodplain and upland forests, to swamps and shallow wetlands, to agriculture and early successional fields. Hunting on the refuge generally follows state seasons and regulations. Please refer to the Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping 2016-2017 for more information about state permits and season dates. refuge/Cypress_Creek/rules_and_regulations/public_hunting_news_release.aspx
Thanks to the hard work of Duck's Unlimited staff, the Refuge has been awarded $53,000 as part of a Wildlife Conservation Society's 2015 Climate Adaptation Fund. The grant supports bottomland hardwood conservation efforts in southern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. Funding will cover the purchase of seedlings to reforest 275 acres on the Refuge in 2016 and 2017.
A migratory bird, breeds and nests throughout in tree cavities over water and eat insects. Prothonotary warblers are a good indicator of healthy bottomland forests and the success of restoration efforts in the Cache River Watershed.
Photo by Stoil Ivanov.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2016