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Spring at last, on National Wildlife Refuges across America

The wait is over. Spring is here, and scores of outdoors activities are cropping up — along with the morels and seasonal wildflowers — at national wildlife refuges.

Do animal refuges improve human health, provide outdoor recreation and support local economies?
Silvio O. Conte

Did you know? It's a fact, that the National Wildlife Refuge System protects wildlife and wildlife habitat on more than 150 million acres of land and water from the Caribbean to the Pacific, Maine to Alaska.

Be sure to visit your local National Wildlife Refuge! While you’re visiting, catch some classic signs of the season: the male woodcock’s crazy sky dives; elk shedding their antlers; grouse dancing on a lek; the chorus of spring peepers; red knots dropping down en route to the Arctic to feed on horseshoe crab eggs in Delaware Bay. Bid goodbye to wintering birds and greet spring arrivals: thrashers, towhees, thrushes and warblers.

Did you know? It's a fact, that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Enjoy a host of special refuge events – from bicycle tours to nature hikes to bird festivals. Visit a refuge and learn how the Refuge System is protecting your natural heritage.

Click here for April 2014 events.

Click here for May 2014 events.

Click here for June 2014 events.

Be sure to check out the attached video which explains why, "New York undertook a mass Geese euthanization."

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