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FOAR: Mini Gator Tales May 2015

29 May 2015 9:30 AM | Anonymous
Friends of Anahuac Refuge
Mini Gator Tales
May 2015

Family Fishing Day
Saturday, June 6, 9am-1pm

Anahuac NWR's Family Fishing Day even returns on Saturday, June 6, 2015. It will be held on Frozen Point at the refuge from 9am to 1pm. The first Saturday of June each year is the only day in Texas where everybody can fish without a license. This family-friendly event is suitable for all experience levels and open to the public. There will be volunteers helping rods and and casting, fish education, crafts, games, refuge information.

The event is free and registration is not required.

Visit our Fishing Day page on our website for more information about the event and how to volunteer at the event.

Click here for printable map

FOAR/Audubon Bird Surveys Continue

David Sarkozi and Travis Lovelace at Birding Workshop, Spring 2015

Consider completing a bird survey on your next trip to the refuge. The data collected supports ongoing bird studies on the upper Texas coast for the USFWS and Audubon Texas. The directions are simple:
1) Got to a spot on the refuge and identify it and the weather on the form.
2) Observe and record as many birds as you can from your spot for as little as 20 minutes at a time.
3) Drop the form at the VIS or the VC before you leave or scan and email it Travis Lovelace at
4) Come back the next month and count birds again from the same spot. You will be surprised how many birds you can identify!

Any experience level is welcome to complete forms as any data is useful!

Click photo for Audubon TERN workshop video courtesy of Chambers Wild

National Wildlife Refuge System News

Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge Established in North Carolina

Bog turtle at Mountain Bogs NWR in North Carolina, photo by USFWS

That National Wildlife Refuges System welcomes it's 563rd refuge. It could eventually preserve over 22,000 acres of wetlands in the Appalachian Mountains that are home to 5 endangered species, including the bog turtle.

Read the story here

Buy a Book About the Refuge...

to 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 
Bullfrog at Anahuac NWR
Photo by Joe Blackburn

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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