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Aransas National Wildlife Refuge announces May activities
May 01, 2009 | 497 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Wade fishing access to San Antonio Bay is open at four refuge spots. Bay Overlook, Dagger Point, Birding Trail 32 and the Boardwalk areas offer excellent fishing opportunities to anglers seeking saltwater species such as speckled sea trout, redfish, black drum and flounder. Access from the picnic area and pier is open year-round.

Going Wild 2009 will be held at the Refuge during the first week of May. Activities include fun-filled outdoor environmental education events for over 500 students and their teaches visiting the Refuge May 5, for a Kids Fishing Clinic on May 7, for Migration Day.

These days provide students with a rare opportunity to learn from conservation professionals about fish and fishing and migration and conservation of a bevy of species including birds, butterflies, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, fishes, jellyfish, sea turtles, etc.

Students will also learn about the unique role the national Wildlife Refuge System plays in providing habitats for thousands of wildlife species throughout our country.

International Migratory Bird Day is May 9. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Birds in Culture.” The Refuge will celebrate with student activities on May 7.

The Refuge is seeking energetic volunteers for inside and/or outside projects. A concrete pad with full hook-ups is available in exchange for working three days per week with a minimum two month commitment. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more information.

The Refuge Visitor Center and Auto Tour Loop will be open May 25, Memorial Day. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Auto Loop is open daily from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset. To obtain more information about activities, call the Refuge at 361 286-3559 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
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