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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…

Ferguson House - Wichita Mountains

Ferguson House Update

Aug 10, 2019

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) that our design plans to restore the Ferguson House have at long last been approved! Over two years ago…

Volunteers - Friends of the Wichitas - Summer 2019

Volunteer Update

Jul 23, 2019

Prescribed Burn Traffic Control In the next couple of weeks, the refuge fire fighters are hoping to do a prescribed burn and may need some…

Our crew today picking up trash. Bobby Williamson, Mamie Maree, Susan Roskam, Lynda Trapp, Campbell Long, Jerry Elliot, Tom Plumlee, Don Greb, Jim Meyer and Me. Turned out to be a beautiful day to be outside in nature. Thank you everyone for helping.

July Volunteer Opportunities

Jul 1, 2019

Tuesday, July 2 – Trash Pick Up  Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. Gloves, water and insect repellent are recommended. Trash bags, vests,…

Photo by Bill Shreve

Springtime in the Wichita Mountains

May 10, 2019

Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors. The animals are active and visible. The wildflowers are starting to bloom. The weather is neither too…

Jed Tower. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of Larry Smith.

Interpretive Tours to begin in March

Feb 21, 2019

March is not only the month that officially ushers in spring, it is also the month that the Public Interpretive Tours begin on the Wichita…

Government Shutdown: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Update: Government Shutdown

Jan 11, 2019

The Federal government shutdown is still in progress, but the US Fish & Wildlife Service has expanded operating guidelines for 38 National Wildlife Refuges starting…

Partial government shutdown affects Refuge activities

Jan 6, 2019

The WWMR has been affected by the partial government shutdown. A quick overview of its effect: The Visitor’s Center is closed and there are no…

Oklahoma Bald Eagle Watching Guide

Oklahoma Eagle Spotting

Jan 4, 2019

Oklahoma’s January weather is dicey at best. So it’s no wonder that the “In Search of Eagles” tour was the least well attended, and most…

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

Winter on the Refuge is a Great Time to Visit

Nov 28, 2018

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…