The Friends of Lake Woodruff NWR was an Audubon Refuge Keepers (ARK) organization founded in 1999 under the aegis of National Audubon Society and affiliated with West Volusia Audubon Society...
We invite you to join our efforts in support of Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Tangible benefits are numerous; Intangible ones countless...
The Friends group operates a Nature Store stocked with a wide range of nature and wildlife-related gifts. Located in the Lake Woodruff Visitors Center on Mud Lake Road, the Nature Store offers the following products...
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A Quarterly Publication of Friends of Lake Woodruff NWR, Inc.
Friends of Lake Woodruff Nature Store Sale:
Various items have been marked down in the Friend's Nature Store as much as 50%.
They include books, jewelry, photos and more. Visit the Nature Store located at the Visitor Center at 2045 Mud Lake Road, DeLeon Springs during this sale. Visitor Center hours have been reduced to 8 to 4 from Monday through Friday.
Please Note that The Visitor Center may be temporarily closed at various times due to the limited number of staff, call 386-985-4673 to confirm if it will be open when you want to visit.
Lynn Bowen will be conducting bird walks through the "season" on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except during December. That Wednesday in December falls on the day after Christmas and the Audubon Bird Count takes place that month. The dates are 8 a.m. Nov. 28, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 27, and April 24. Meet at the Live Oak parking lot.
We have had several inquiries about our free birding tours conducted at 3 pm every Sunday during January and February, weather permitting, at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in DeLeon Springs, Florida. The tours are sponsored by the West Volusia Audubon Society and we cover about 1 1/2 miles in an hour and a half tour on flat ground. We meet at the end of Mud Lake Road at 3 pm. It is open to the public and all are welcome. The attached photo is one taken on a past Sunday when we had about a dozen folks join us. The photo was taken by local realtor Arnette Sherman who is the Co-President of the West Volusia Audubon Society and a professional wildlife photographer and, Vice-President of the Friends of Lake Woodruff NWR Inc.. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arnette-Sherman-Nature-Photography/149242245153844
Thanks for stopping by. C U soon on a Sunday at Lake Woodruff.
“Getting Out the Word”
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at a location TBA. Aimed at all nonprofit groups, the seminar will cover the basics of submitting press releases, Social Media networking and obtaining coverage for your special events. Admission is free, but RSVP at 386-985- 4673 or email Eileen_tramontana@fws.gov
Friends Annual Meeting
Our annual friends meeting and dinner is planned for January 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the Learning Center behind the Refuge Visitors Center. Everyone is welcome to bring a side dish and we will provide drinks and a main dish.
We hope to schedule more trips in the Jan/Feb. if there is enough interest. If you want to go on an after dark adventure trip send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we get enough folks interested, they will be scheduled in the new year and you would be notified by email to register.
In any event, make sure to get outside and enjoy the cooler weather on YOUR National Wildlife Refuge!