The Friends had the extraordinary opportunity in August to host a visit to the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge by internationally famous nature photographer Clyde Butcher. Friends Past President Maria Sgambati was his guide. Members Frank and Mandy Offerle, Robin Gilles, Anne Lingren, and others introduced him to the wonders of our beautiful Refuge and region. The Cedar Keys Art Center will be hosting an exhibit of his works next spring and we are all hoping to have a chance to hear him talk and to meet him.
Fire: More than 2,000 acres, mostly in Levy County, have been treated with prescribed burning since January.
Forests: On the Dixie County side, where weather has not been as good for prescribed burning, with the help of the Refuge's new Cat more than 70,000 legacy trees have been planted.
Need information: Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Visitors are welcome to walk or bicycle around yellow Refuge gates.
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