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Wildlife activities for families at Deer Flat Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Canyon County is hosting three family events this weekend.

Bird watching: Friday, June 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. Refuge volunteers will lead activities for kids and families to learn about local birds and get pointers on bird watching. Binoculars and other supplies will be available. Meet at the boat ramp on the east end of the Upper Dam, where Lake and Iowa avenues intersect.

Birding basics: Saturday, June 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. Attendees will explore how birds survive and thrive in different habitats at Deer Flat before using binoculars to develop beginning birding skills. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center, which is accessed from the entrance road is at the intersection of Roosevelt and Indiana avenues.

Woodpeckers at work: Sunday, June 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn about wildlife species that depend on standing dead trees for habitat and build an ecosystem web of wildlife trees at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the boat ramp parking lot at the east end of the Upper Dam, where Lake and Iowa avenues intersect.

More activities and other information about Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is available online
or via Facebook.

For more information, call 467-9278.

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