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Saturday, March 28, 9am-noon, meet near the VIS
Volunteers planting trees along Willows Trail
A volunteer workday is scheduled for Saturday, March 28. Volunteers will be helping doing some landscaping and "spring cleaning" around the Butterfly Garden and VIS. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Click here for more details and RSVP information.
Nature and Bird Walks in March at Anahuac NWR
Fridays in March
10am at Shoveler Pond on the Refuge
2pm at the Lake Anahuac Boardwalk behind the Visitor Center
Lake Anahuac boardwalk
Visit the Refuge on Fridays in March for guided walks at Shoveler Pond and the Lake Anahuac Boardwalk. The Shoveler Pond walk/bird viewing will take place at the Shoveler Pond boardwalk at 10am. The walk along the Lake Anahuac Boardwalk will begin at 2pm from the Visitor Center.
FOAR Member Appreciation Event
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2pm - 8pm
FOAR will be hosting an appreciation/mixer event on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 2pm-8pm. It is to show our gratitude for your support and a chance for you to meet other members, the FOAR board, and refuge staff. The event is BYOB, but refreshments will be provided. Visit the event page for more details. Make plans to attend!
Click here for event details.
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Spring Rail Walks Scheduled in April
King/Clapper Rail hybrid at Anahuac NWR, Norman Welsh
Spring Rail walks at Anahuac NWR are scheduled in April. Participants could see or hear as many as SIX different species of rail during a walk including King, Clapper, Virginia, Yellow, Sora, and the elusive Black Rail. Meet at the VIS at 7am the day of the walk for a briefing to arrange carpools to drive to the walk location on the refuge.
Check out our Rail Walks page for more details.
Saturday, April 11 at 7am
Saturday, April 25 at 7am
National Wildlife Refuge System News
Campaign to Save Beleaguered Monarch Butterfly
Monarch butterflies at Anahuac NWR, Joe Blackburn
The USFWS is addressing the drastically dwindling numbers of monarch butterflies. Their numbers have been cut by 90% in recent years due to loss of habitat across the country. Read how the issue is being addressed at refuges across the country, including Anahuac NWR. Click here for the article.
Buy a book about the refuge...to support the refuge!
The 50th anniversary books are for sale at the Visitor Center and the Visitor Information Station as well as online. The book tells the story of the Anahuac NWR's 50th year through photographs and essays from volunteers. Visit the book project page.
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