Friends of Noxubee Refuge was founded in 2003 as an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to conserving our natural resources through volunteer work and fund raising.  Friends promote and support the preservation, history, and use of the Noxubee Refuge, as well as assist Refuge staff in carrying out their mandates.

 

A good group of hikers braved the cold for the Behind the Scenes hike.

Everyone eating lunch in the Wilderness Area on a fallen tree.

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Check out this video shot by Rob Snell while at the Noxubee Refuge:

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 Tom Cowsert, Noxubee artist in residence during August,  presented an oil painting to add to the collection of art now hanging in the Tisdale Auditorium.  During his stay at Noxubee, Cowsert volunteered with a fourth grade class from Virgil Jones Elementary School in Brooksville.  Under the supervision of teacher Vera Taylor and Cowsert, students constructed a paper quilt using leaves, mushrooms, rock, birds, and flowers for inspiration.  The teacher, Vera Taylor, is a Friends board member and the coordinator for the Connecting Art to Nature/Nature to Art program.  In another quilt related project,  Cowsert collaborated with local quilt artist, Julia Graber who reproduced one of his paintings as an art quilt.  Cowsert also spoke to art classes at Starkville High School and Mississippi State during his visit.