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Ferguson House Reconstruction Underway, Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge - Photo by Jim Meyer

Ferguson House Update

Jan 23, 2020

According to Greek mythology, the Phoenix is a creature that is reborn from its ashes. The Ferguson House is the Refuge’s Phoenix. After a long, somewhat…

Pivotal Year for Our Natural World – Presidential Ponderings

Jan 21, 2020

More and more studies are documenting the physical, psychological and emotion-al benefits of spending time outdoors in nature. Florence Williams’s The Nature Fix “Why Nature…

Mt Scott Road Construction Completed - Open Dec 2020 - Photo O. Plumlee

Mt Scott Roadway Reopened

Jan 10, 2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge announced the reopening of the Mt. Scott Roadway on December 20, 2019. Contractors worked…

Feed A Bee Pollinator Meadow - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Pollinator Meadow

Oct 15, 2019

Plans are progress-ing to implement a Pollinator Meadow with funds garnered through the Bayer Feed A Bee grant. Within the past few weeks FOW volunteers…

Juvenile Indigo Painted Bunting - Bill Shreve Photographer

Beautiful Buntings

Sep 15, 2019

Our beautiful and abundant Painted Buntings are just an amazing treat for anyone who sees one for the first time or the hundredth time! They…

FOW Volunteers - EE Trail Cleanup - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Helen Riley photographer

EE Trail Cleanup

Sep 6, 2019

Please check out the Environmental Education Center Trail, the one that goes from the Environmental Education Center to the bridge that crosses Quanah Parker Lake.…

2019 Trail Maintenance Volunteers, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Photo by Emelie Stahler

Keeping Our Trails Terrific

Sep 2, 2019

In October of 2018, the FOW received a $17,000 grant from the Union Pacific Railway for trails and bridges. This was due to the efforts…

NEEF National Public Lands Day

Need Event Volunteers

Aug 30, 2019

Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day. We need volunteers to do assorted jobs (mostly of a nonphysical nature). Please let me know immediately if…

Bison Herd. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of Larry Smith.

WMWR New Staff Members

Aug 24, 2019

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge has several new arrivals! This time of year, we usually talk about all the new young of the year including…

Friends of the Wichitas Vounteers 2019 - Randy Jones Photography

Invasive plants, trail maintenance and tour volunteers

Aug 11, 2019

Invasive Plant Control Controlling the invasive plant common mullein in the refuge is a big challenge. A big thank you goes to volunteer Richard Bell…