From the President
The Friends of Noxubee Refuge (FONR) members have been busy during recent weeks. A partial list of activities
includes the dedication of the Dr. Ray Watson Trail, planting additional plants in the Native Plant Garden and
Demonstration Bird Feeding Area, staffing the visitor center on weekends, participating in and leading Saturday
at the Refuge events, and making plans for future events.

If you are considering becoming an active volunteer, by all means do so. You will find it to be enjoyable and you
will have a sense of accomplishment. A good way to get started is to attend the June 19th quarterly meeting.
Information about that meeting is contained elsewhere in the newsletter.

We are currently experiencing the longest days of the year. With all of the additional daylight, it’s a great time to
enjoy the refuge. There’s always something interesting to see and do.

Check out the Saturday at the Refuge offerings, drive the open roads in the late afternoon to catch a glimpse of
wildlife, see thousands of egrets and cranes in the Bluff Lake rookery, observe alligators in the lake as well as
those sunning themselves on shore, watch for the three eaglets that successfully fledged from the nest on
Doyle Arm, go fishing, walk the trails, take in the exhibit area and the movie at the visitor center, shop in the
Nature Store, or perhaps just sit quietly on the lakeshore and watch the sun go down.

I hope to see you at the Refuge.
                                                                      ~ Larry Box