Posts by PXM Master

Winter on the Refuge is a Great Time to Visit

Photo of otters on an icy lake at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Winter is a very nice time of year to visit the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is quieter with considerably fewer people. The deciduous trees have lost most of their leaves, which makes spotting large animals much easier. “Winter is my favorite time for visiting the refuge. There are hardly any two-legged animals running…

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No Interpretive Public Tours in December

Photo of wild turkeys - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

There are no Interpretive Public Tours for the month of December. The Tour Schedules for 2019 will be posted online soon. Not many activities are happening on the Refuge in December. This is the time of year when we can all reflect on what a wonderful year 2018 was and look forward to an even…

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Volunteers continue to clean up graffiti on the Refuge

Photo of the Alpine Club of OKC members and FOW volunteers removing graffiti July 2018 at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

As has been reported through various media outlets – KSWO, Lawton Constitution, KJRH, KFOR – vandalism is on the rise at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. In July, large areas of graffiti were removed in the Parallel Forest and on Mt. Scott thanks to a number of volunteers including the OKC Chapter of the Alpine Club. The…

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Stars Over The Wichitas: Nov. 17th, 18th

Programs are Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations are taken on the preceding Monday at 580-429-2197. View the night sky with telescope or binoculars. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will be conducting “Stars Over The Wichitas” and the public is invited. Participants will search and locate major constellations and other heavenly bodies with assistance from an amateur…

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Wildlife Tours June 10, 17, and 24, 2017

Reservations beginning June 5, 2017 at 580-429-2197. A perfect opportunity to view wildlife on a bus tour of Pinchot Loop in the Special Use Area. A unique feature of this season is the young buffalo and longhorn calves. *Tours except the June 17th tour will be in the afternoon, departing from the Visitor Center promptly at…

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Wildflower Walk May 13, 20 and 27, 2017

Yellow flowers on the Wichita Mountains

Reservations open beginning 4/10/17. Interpreters from the Association of the Friends of the Wichitas will be conducting interpretive “Wildflower Walks”. These tours will be offered on Saturday mornings. Reservations are required and are taken on a first-come, first-served basis by telephoning (580) 429-2197 beginning on the reservation date between 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The…

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The Geology Hike Reservations open beginning 4/10/17

Hikes are April 15, 22, 29, 2017. Get up-close and personal with the spectacular landscapes of the Wichita Mountains! And this year the flowers are popping! The Geology Hike provides visitors with an introduction to the geology of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Members from the Association of Friends of the Wichitas serve as interpretive…

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Have You Seen The New Carpet?

  Have you been to the Visitor Center since the new carpet was installed? Go by and check it out. While you’re there, go to the gallery area and look at Friends member Lisa Morehead Roberts photos while they are on display this month.

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National Volunteer Month

    I would like to encourage everyone out there that may be thinking about becoming a Friends member to take the plunge. We are pretty low key and don’t toot our own horn too much, but as a group we play a very important role on the refuge. Many of our members are very…

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New Time Lapse Video of Clouds over the Wichitas

If you were to take a picture every 2 or 3 seconds and take about 2000 of them, then view them at 30 pictures per second, it might look something like this video. Thanks to Larry Smith for posting this on our Facebook page. Click here to view Clouds Over The Wichita Mountains – A Time Lapse…

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