• Larry Smith - Apple & Pear
  • Into The Wind by Randy Jones
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  • Bull at the End of the Day
  • Otter by Randy Jones
  • Fish on the Rocks


THANKS To all of you who contributed and put us over the top! With your help, we were able to match the $38,000 grant from the McMahon Foundation. The Friends of the Wichitas was able to take over the Nature Store on October 1st, 2016.

Now let’s save the 1927 Ferguson House listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Located next to the road on Hwy 49, a mile east of the Visitor Center, it was burned in a fire in 2010. The foundation and cobblestone walls remain. We need $70,000 to reconstruct the exterior and fix this eyesore! Click the button to donate now!

Who are The Friends of the Wichitas?

Friends of the Wichitas LogoThe Friends of the Wichitas is a non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental education opportunities for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer members conduct interpretive tours and work in the visitor center.Join-button

What Does the Association Do?

  • Donate funds and equipment to the refuge to enhance visitor enjoyment of the visitor center and other refuge public use programs.
  • Publish a monthly newsletter containing helpful hints of wildlife viewing, announcing upcoming tours, and giving visitors an in depth look at refuge wildlife.
  • Provide materials and training for volunteer programs interpreters.

Latest News

October 15, 2016
Fall Foliage Walks will be here soon.  This popular walking tour will include spots in...
September 30, 2016
Did you know that the First Tuesday of every month we designate as “Litter...
September 30, 2016
The annual public auction of native bison will begin at 12:00 noon at the...
August 1, 2016
Weather Permitting beginning on Tuesday, August 2nd, prescribed burns will be conducted in the Lost...

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