Wildlife Watching

Avalon Park and Preserve

The Park website describes Avalon as a "re-creation of the natural environment that greeted the first indigenous people to settle New York State. Its five distinct natural habitats populated entirely by native flora hold the story of our past, and quite possibly, the seeds of our future. Enjoy your visit ...

Your guide to the Rocky Mountain National Park elk bugling spectacle

September 28, 2012, 8:05 am
There’s really no other sound like it in nature. That loud vocalization of high-pitched squeals and screams that ends in a succession of grunts. The bugle that begins deep and resonant and carries for miles. As you stand in Horseshoe Park, Moraine Park or Upper Beaver Meadows in Rocky Mountain National ...

15 Stellar Hiking Trails On National Wildlife Refuges

A young hiker tackles a rock scramble along the Charon’s Garden Trail in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Refuges offer outstanding fall hiking, from mild to strenuous. Photo: David SmithWhy see Labor Day as a season ender? One of the year’s best hiking times is about to begin. For a treat this fall, explore some standout trails on national wildlife refuges.

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is located along the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Clallam County, Washington. Eelgrass beds and tide flats teem with migrating shorebirds in spring and fall; flocks of waterfowl find food and rest in these protected waters during the winter; eel grass beds also ...

Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1992, Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuges is one of the few natural wetlands remaining in the Hawaiian Islands and encompasses approximately 700 acres. Located along the south-central coast of the island of Maui, between the towns of Kīhei and Mā‘alaea, it is a natural basin for a 56-square ...

Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer

Located in southwestern Washington, the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer was established in 1972 specifically to protect and manage the endangered Columbian white-tailed deer. The Refuge contains over 6,000 acres of pastures, forested tidal swamps, brushy woodlots, marshes and sloughs along the Columbia River in both ...

Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge

Hakalau Forest NWR was established in 1985 to protect and manage endangered Hawaiian forest birds and their rain forest habitat. Located on the windward slope of Mauna Kea, Island of Hawai‘i, the 32,733-acre Hakalau Forest Unit supports a diversity of native birds and plants equaled by only one or ...

Visit Your National Wildlife Refuges: October 14-20, 2012

http://www.fws.gov/hakalauforestGuest Blog Post by Susan Morse, Writer/Editor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Visit a national wildlife refuge for National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 14-20. Celebrate America’s wildlife heritage and see what refuges are doing to conserve it.

Jones Point Park

After undergoing a major rehabilitation and construction project, Jones Point Park reopened summer 2012. Jones Point Park is located on the southern tip of Old Town Alexandria. Jones Point Park contains the southernmost boundary marker of the original boundary of the District of Columbia planned by George Washington. A ...

Pawnee National Grassland

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland is located in north central Colorado. The forests and grassland encompasses 1.5 million acres and extends north to the Wyoming border, south of Interstate 70 to Mount Evans, west across the Continental Divide to the Williams Fork area and ...

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