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Friends of St. Marks
Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 368
St. Marks, FL 32355

Phone: (850) 925-6121

Email for more information

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Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge

Recent Wildlife Sightings at the Refuge
Roseate Spoonbills have been sighted south of Picnic Pond and on Tower Pond. These beautiful birds, tinged with seemingly unnatural shades of rosy red, make a visit (or an annual membership) money well-spent. Photo by Tom Jacoby. ( posted 6/29)

roseate spoonbill photo
Friends Nature Store
Visit the Friends Nature Store, and you will see why the store is one of our recent, great success stories. And, no, we're not just about T-shirts, though we have some terrific, colorful children's and adult sizes. We have local artist gift cards, "Jane's" vivid ceramic art tiles (right), burnished metal water bottles and more. (All profits benefit various
Refuge programs!)

Upcoming Events

July 3, 2016, 2pm
First Sunday, Scott Davis, Ranger at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Refuge will lead a discussion on the Milkweed Project status. "What we've learned from the Refuge Milkweed Project". Did you know we have more than 20 species of native milkweed locally? Monarch butterflies need milkweed!

July 9, 2016
St. Marks Shutterbugs smartphone photography class
; it's free, 10 AM-1 PM, Nature's Classroom, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Bring shutter bugs logoyour smartphones or ipads and learn how to take wildlife photos, edit them andmark them! Call the Refuge,(850) 925-6121, for more
information / sign up.

July 9, 2016
Tots on Trails - Meet Ranger Heather Bevis for pre-school-aged activities from 11am - 11:45am. Must call 850-925-6121 to register!! Fre

July 23, 2016, 6am
Extreme-ly Early Bird Tour with expert birder and Refuge volunteer Don Morrow. Only 15 slots and you must call 850-925-6121 to register.  
6am - 9am. Meet at Visitor Center. Tour is FREE

Aug. 7, 2016, 2pm
First Sunday Lecture - Local musician Sammy Tedder will present his film "Local Waters: Through the Seasons". FREE


Revisions are progressively being made to the web site. This home page highlights the NEW logo (top left) to reflect the change in name of the Refuge support organization. Please be patient as successive pages are updated. The content on all pages should be consistent, but the page appearance might vary.

Construction is taking place at the lighthouse over the next several months. Until further notice, it will NOT be open on the usual "First Saturday" of each month.

Also, drones are not permitted to be launched on national wildlife refuges.  Please inform law enforcement if you see drones being used on your visit here. Thank you for your help.

Previous Programs and Events at the Refuge

To go to previous programs and events that have been highlighted here, go to the archives.


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