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FOAR: Mini Gator Tales June 2015

19 Jun 2015 5:00 PM | Anonymous
Friends of Anahuac Refuge
Mini Gator Tales
June 2015

Family Fishing Day


 Thank you to the 175 volunteers and visitors who came out to Anahuac NWR's Family Fishing Day on Saturday, June 6! Special thanks to Anahuac's Lazy Pelican Bait Shop and Donny Stanfield for donating shrimp used for bait. 

 Photographic Bird List Now Available on FOAR Website

Black Skimmer
Norman Welsh

Blackburnian Warbler
Norman Welsh 

Mottled Duck
Norman Welsh

Check out our updated bird photo page. As a quick reference to identifying birds, photos of nearly every bird typically seen at the refuge is listed on one page. Less common species are included as well, but some still need a photo. If you have photos of specific types of birds, please send them our way and we will share them online.

Click here for photographic bird list

History of Tropical Weather on the Texas Coast and Anahuac NWR

Map of Hurricane Ike's Storm Surge in Texas and Louisiana in September 2008

Summertime on the Gulf coast means tropical weather. The upper Texas coast has had it's fair share of tropical storms and hurricanes over the years. Read more about that history and how Anahuac NWR has recovered from Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Click here for story

National Wildlife Refuge System News

USFWS Releases List of Most Visited Refuges in 2014

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has released it's list of the 20 most visited refuges in 2014. Refuges in 18 different states are included.

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 Refuge
P.O. Box 1348
Anahuac, TX 77514 

Snowy Egret at Anahuac NWR

Photo by Allen Biedrzycki

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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