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FOAR: April 2015 Mini Gator Tales

15 Apr 2015 5:00 PM | Anonymous

Friends of Anahuac Refuge
Mini Gator Tales
April 2015

Member Appreciation Event
Saturday, April 18, 2pm-8pm

A member appreciation event is scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Saturday, April 18 from 2pm-8pm. It will be held at the Oyster Bayou Hunting Club west of the refuge. This event is for EVERYONE who is a part of the Friends of Anahuac Refuge. If you are a volunteer, member, donor, USFWS personnel, or anything in between, we want to visit with YOU!  Light refreshments will be served, and we will be celebrating our accomplishments and giving away door prizes. You are welcome to stop by anytime this Saturday! We hope to see everybody there.

Click here for more information

Final Spring Rail Walk Scheduled for April 25

Rail Walk at Anahuac NWR, Spring 2013

This year's final spring rail walk at Anahuac NWR is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at 7am. Participants could see or hear as many as SIX rails during a walk including King, Clapper, Virginia, Yellow, Sora, and the elusive Black Rail. Meet at theVIS 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 information.

Spring Newsletter Now Available

Our 2015 spring Gator Tales newsletter is now available. View it online here and check out previous issues here.

Birding Workshop Highlights

Check out video highlights of our latest birding workshop held at the refuge Visitor Center on April 4. FOAR board member David Sarkozi discussed migrating birds found at and near Anahuac NWR. Fellow board member Travis Lovelace discussed Audubon Texas' ongoing TERN Citizen Science project. You can be a part of the project by picking up a bird survey form at the VIS (or download here). Take the form to a spot on the refuge and count as many birds as you can for 20 minutes. Any data is helpful!
You can email Travis Lovelace at for more information.
Video courtesy of Chambers Wild

Save the Date!

Family Fishing Day at Anahuac NWR
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Click here for details

National Wildlife Refuge System News

Refuges, YouTube Help Researchers Discover Frog Species in New York City

Atlantic Coast leopard frog in New York City; photo by Jeremy Feinberg
Biologists have discovered a new frog species in New York City with the help of two National Wildlife Refuges and videos posted on YouTube.Read the story here

Buy a Book About the Support the Refuge!
  The 50th anniversary books are for sale at the Visitor Center and Visitor Information Station as well as online on our book project page.  The book tells the story of the Anahuac NWR's 50th year through photographs and writing all done by volunteers. Profits from book sales go back to the Friends to pay for refuge projects.Check out an article from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service about the book here.

Don't Forget to Renew Your Membership!

Don't forget to renew your membership online via PayPal or by check in the mail.  When renewing, we also encourage you to receive our full quarterly newsletter Gator Tales, electronically.  It saves trees, saves us printing costs, and gets you access to more content.
Send checks to:
Friends of Anahuac RefugeP.O. Box 1348Anahuac, TX 77514 
Clapper Rail at Anahuac NWRPhoto by Norman Welsh

Thank you for supporting YOUR

National Wildlife Refuge! 

The Friends of Anahuac Refuge was established in 1997 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Anahuac, TX.

For questions, call the refuge office at 409-267-3337.


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1348

Anahuac, TX 77514

Refuge Office Address:

4017 FM 563, Anahuac, TX 77514

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