Celebrate Nature

Visit a national wildlife refuge near you this fall, and enjoy all that nature provides while participating in a wide variety of events taking place through December.

| October 8, 2010

  • Enjoy a sunset at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.
    Enjoy a sunset at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.
    U.S Fish and Wildlife/W.H. Julian
  • Plenty of fishing at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge in Maryland.
    Plenty of fishing at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge in Maryland.
    U.S Fish and Wildlife/Robert H. Pos
  • A bald eagle surveys its surroundings at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.
    A bald eagle surveys its surroundings at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.
    U.S Fish and Wildlife/Katherine Whittemore
  • Photographers take advantage of the sights at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.
    Photographers take advantage of the sights at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.
    U.S Fish and Wildlife/Steve Hillebrand
  • Mixed trees stand at the edge of a pond in the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana.
    Mixed trees stand at the edge of a pond in the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana.
    U.S Fish and Wildlife/Phyllis Cooper

  • Enjoy a sunset at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.
  • Plenty of fishing at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge in Maryland.
  • A bald eagle surveys its surroundings at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.
  • Photographers take advantage of the sights at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.
  • Mixed trees stand at the edge of a pond in the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana.

Fall is a wonderful season to visit a national wildlife refuge – to hike, to paddle, to fish or to view wildlife. There’s a lot to enjoy on a national wildlife refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world’s premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. There is a national wildlife Refuge within an hour’s drive of most major cities. 

Need another reason to visit? Here is a sampling of upcoming refuge events: 

 

Participate in a Refuge 5K Run/Walk  



Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin 

Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week with a morning 5K run/walk on the auto tour, sponsored by the Friends of Horicon Refuge. Enjoy activities, programs, nature crafts and more throughout the day. 






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