What's Happening in January?
While the plants are sleeping, some animals scurry about above and below the snow. Winter birds are active, and elk are easy to spot.
Seasons of the Refuge
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Prairie Learning and Visitor Center
Learn about Neal Smith NWR! Winter hours Mon-Sat 9-4;closed on Sunday. Closed on most Federal holidays. Call ahead!
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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.
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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.