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Archive for June, 2012

Mammal Walks at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

News Release

South Texas Refuge Complex

3325 Green Jay Rd

Alamo, Texas 78516

(956)784-7500

(956)787-8338

Southwest Region (Arizona ●
New Mexico ● Oklahoma ●Texas)
www.fws.gov/southwest/

June 29, 2012

Contact:

Jennifer Owen-White, Santa Ana NWR Refuge Manager, 956-784-7541

From One Mammal to Another

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Mammal Walk

Take a walk around one of the many trails located at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and learn more about the mammals that share our refuge.Bobcats, Javalinas, and many other mammals are an important part of the beautiful landscape and unique ecosystem at Santa Ana.For those interested in learning more, a Mammal Walk will be held every Friday morning at 10 a.m. beginning May 1st through the end of August and should last approximately 30-45 minutes.Participants will learn about the refuges different mammals their habitats, fur, density, and ongoing mammal projects happening at Santa Ana NWR, including the Wildlife Corridor and Camera Trap projects which are critical to the survival and tracking of different mammals on Santa Ana as well as Laguna Atascosa and the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuges. People of all ages are welcome to join us on our walk. Simply pay the $3 per car entrance
fee and join us!

Participants should bring their own insect repellant, cold water, and sunscreen.

To learn more about the program, training opportunities, please call the Santa Ana NWR at (956) 784-7500.
Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.


All photos courtesy of USFWS