Earth Day at Loess Bluffs NWR

Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge will be celebrating Earth Day from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018! Earth Day is a great time to celebrate wildlife and learn more about our natural resources! This fun-filled free event is open to the public and will include opportunities to take guided hikes, learn about local wildlife, see the winning 2018 Missouri Junior Duck Stamp artwork, and create Earth Day-themed arts and crafts.
Join refuge staff, partners, and volunteers on guided nature hikes to look for spring wildflowers and mushrooms at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., listen for birds, see the nesting pairs of American bald eagles and eaglets on the refuge, and learn about the unique geology of the loess hills. Visit outside stations to learn about what’s crawlin’ with spiders and insects with Remington Nature Center, learn about snakes, what tools a wildlife biologist uses with Missouri Western Wildlife Society, see wetland critters, touch real mammal furs, learn about wild turkeys, monarch butterflies and backyard native plants. Try your hand at various casting challenges with a fishing pole. Take a drive around the refuge to observe migratory birds at staffed spotting scope stations around the ten-mile auto tour route. The ten-mile auto tour route and foot trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset for hiking, nature photography, wildlife observation, and to enjoy of the great outdoors. At the headquarters, visitors can view wildlife exhibits and see the 2018 Missouri Junior Duck Stamp artwork, which will be part of a traveling display from April 14 to May 25 at Loess Bluffs NWR.
Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Missouri near Mound City. Take Interstate 29 to Exit 79 south of Mound City, Missouri then travel south 2 ½ miles on U.S. Highway 159. Connect with our Facebook page at Check our website:, for refuge updates. For more information please contact 660/442-3187. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit

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