wildlife refuge

Established in 1932 as a migratory bird refuge, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a 22-mile segment of the southeast Atlantic coast. The refuge consists of 66, 287 acres which include a fascinating expanse of barrier islands, salt marshes, intricate coastal waterways, long sandy beaches, fresh and brackish water impoundments, and maritime forest. Points of interest include Bulls Island, Cape Island, and Lighthouse Island where two lighthouses, no longer operational, still stand. 

Photo: Ben Sumrell

"The fox says; "I was following my mother learning to find food and a steel trap took my leg. Now I have lost my leg, my home and my family. My future is uncertain.

Thank you to Dr Paul Welch and his staff for removing the dead leg and giving me another chance.”

Leg and foot hold traps are barbaric and their victims are random. Stand against them and do not spend your money in stores that sell them. We pray for a ban in Oklahoma someday.

Time to evolve.” — Wild Heart Ranch, Claremore, Oklahoma 

This is something you don’t see every day! A red fox dives head first into the snow at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. This photo captures the last half of the fox’s hunt for its prey. This fox launched his attack about 10 feet from the prey. By leaping, the fox avoids the noise of running at the target, which would alert his prey to danger.

Photo courtesy of Mary Frische.