Friends of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
WHAT WE DO-
Eagle tours are conducted during January each year. A magnificent example of nature at its best. Telescopes are available for closeup views. Spotting two eagles in the same tree makes the trip worthwhile.
Cleanup is scheduled for September 17, 2016. Signup and then go to work cleaning up areas of the Refuge.
How about a tour through restricted areas of the Refuge. Even if no flowers are seen on the Wild Flower tours, the natural scenes will make the tour enjoyable!!!!
Hunting and Fishing Days are a big event for the Southern Illinois area, Crab Orchard Refuge and Friends of Crab Orchard Refuge. Friends has a temporary store area AND Friends sponsor many of the activities for youth.
Friends work diligently (financial assistance) with local schools in advancing the education of nature and wildlife to the youth in our Southern Illinois communities. We furnish up to $100 per bus for costs incurred in transporting students for educational workshops conducted by Refuge personnel at the Wildlife Refuge.