Upcoming Events

Check out Mingo NWR's free events that are coming up!

2017-2018 Events

October 21, 2017 - Fall Hike to Sweet Cabin (10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
Join a refuge ranger on a hike to Depression-era Sweet Cabin.  This event meets at the trailhead along the auto tour. 

October 21, 2017 - Scat and Tracks Program (1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)
Join refuge staff at the Swampwalk Nature Trail (boardwalk) for this program about animal scat and tracks.

November 17, 2017 - Going Batty Program (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
Join refuge staff at the visitor center after hours for this program about bats.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will start at 7:00 p.m.

November 22, 2017 - Capitol Christmas Tree Event (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Join refuge staff and Friends group members as the Capitol Christmas tree makes its way to the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.  This event is sponsored by the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and takes place at Menard's in Poplar Bluff.

February 3, 2018 - Winter Watch (11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Mingo NWR has partnered with US Army Corps of Engineers to present Winter Watch.  Spotting scopes will be set up around Wappapello Lake and Mingo NWR to view bald eagles and waterfowl.  There will be family-friendly crafts and concessions at the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center.  Storyteller Mike Clippard will perform at 1:30 p.m.   

January 9-26, 2018 - Junior Duck Stamp Display
Winning entries from 2017 are on display at the Mingo NWR visitor center.  

January 19-20, 2018 - Ag Expo (11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Representatives from Mingo NWR and the Swamp Friends will be at the Ag Expo on Friday, January 19 from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday, January 20 from 9-3 at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff.

**Follow Mingo NWR on Facebook for the latest information concerning events.  Pop-up events may be scheduled with little notice.  Questions?  Call the visitor center at 573-222-3589.

 ***All programs at the refuge are free to the public. Programs may be subject to change based on weather and refuge conditions. Specific locations for programs will be determined closer to the date. Visit the refuge's Facebook page or call the visitor center at 573-222-3589 for more information about these programs. 

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