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  • Winner of 2017 Okefenokee photo contest announced during Pioneer Days

    December 21, 2017 | 2 minute read

    The winner of Okefenokee’s third annual photography contest is Stefan Mazzola. He took a beautiful photo of the night sky over Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge during a three-day overnight trip to Monkey Lake. His photo was one of more than 90 submissions. Everyone who participated in this event helped to capture the essence of the refuge. The photos range from subjects of birds and alligators, to families and sunrises. The contest occurs each year in late summer with submissions being accepted until September 30.  Learn more...

  • A man guides sugar cane stalks into a large wooden mill.
    Information icon A volunteer feeds sugar cane into the cane grinder. Photo by Susan Heisey, USFWS.

    Okefenokee steps into history with Pioneer Day

    December 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Each year, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia hosts a Pioneer Day event where visitors can witness what life was like during the homestead period of the 1800s and early 1900s around the vast Okefenokee Swamp. The event centers around the refuge’s Chesser Island Homestead and includes exhibitors and demonstrations representing the early swamper life. One of the event’s highlights is watching volunteers feed sugar cane into the cane grinder and see the sweet cane juice boiled down into cane syrup.  Learn more...

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