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Experience nature at the Fall Wildlife Fest Oct. 1st

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge will hold a Fall Wildlife Festival at the Refuge Visitor Center this Saturday, Oct. 1, from noon to 4 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the purpose of the Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge is to provide habitat for migratory birds as well as a variety of other wildlife. Easy hiking trails allows visitors to view hundreds of thousands of birds, deer, butterflies and more.

Activities at the festival include:

  • Nature crafts and wildlife photography exhibit at the Visitor Center (12-4 pm)
  • Presentation with raptors by Tree House Wildlife Center at the Visitor Center (1 pm)
  • Citizen science presentation and wildflower seed collection, meet at the Visitor Center (2 pm)
  • Junior Ranger hike for children ages 4-13, meet at the Visitor Center. Each child will receive a Junior Ranger activity book and badge (3 pm)
  • Wildlife photography exhibit highlighting local professional and amateur photographers

Visitor Services Manager Cortney Solum stopped by KPRL this afternoon to discuss the ins and outs of the event this weekend.

For more information about the refuge open house, call 618-883-2524 or visit

Fall Wildlife Fest at Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, October 1st
Two Rivers Refuge Visitor Center 12-4 pm
Close to St. Louis, take a fall color drive in Calhoun County or along the Mississippi River on Hwy 100