Wildlife Wednesdays
Wednesday nights June – August from 7 – 9:30pm
Join us Wednesdays for a guided auto tour of the refuge’s
back country. We’ll be on the lookout for a variety of
wildlife, while sharing refuge history and management

Amateur Photo Tours
Most Thursdays from May 26th to September 29th from 7:00 – 11am
Join other amateur photographers to explore the refuge,
look for great shots, and share photos and skills. You
should have a working knowledge of your equipment
and come prepared for a variety of weather and bug
conditions. Call or check the website before you come
to ensure the tour will take place as scheduled.

Muskrat vs Beaver
August 1st, 3rd, 8th and 10th from 2 – 3pm.
Muskrats and beavers are often mistaken for each
other on our Wildlife Wednesday Tour. Come to this
informative program and learn to properly identify
them by their most prominent characteristics.

What’s That Bird?
August 5th and 19th from 3 – 5pm.
Stop by this activity table to test your bird identification
skills by sight and sound.

A Naturalist’s Notebook: Journaling at Seney
August 5th, and 19th from 9:30 – 11am
Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Byrd Baylor: their
journals provide us with unique glimpses of their world,
records of natural history, and a source of inspiration as
we grow in our own abilities as naturalists. Join us as
we explore beginning techniques in writing and drawing
in the natural world! You are invited to bring your own
notebook or create one from recycled paper.

Animal Architecture
Each Saturday from July 23rd to August 27th from 3:00 – 5:00pm
Flippers? Beaks? Hooves? Fangs? Ever wonder why
animals have different traits? Stop by this activity table
to create an animal while learning about how different
adaptations help animals fill their role in their habitat.

Love a Loon: Respecting Nature’s Wonders
Each Sunday from July 24th to August 28th (except August 21st) from 10 to 11am and August 23rd from 4 to 5pm
Join us on the observation deck behind the Visitor Center
to learn about one of Michigan’s most charismatic birds,
how they have affected us and us them.

Sunset Sounds of Seney
Every other Tuesday at dusk from August 2nd to August 30th from 8:30 – 10pm weather permitting.
Join us for an evening amble on the refuge, we’ll use
our ears to identify wildlife that becomes active at dusk.
Take some time out of your busy day to reflect and
watch the sunset as the refuge says goodnight.

Ducks to Diversity
Tuesday, August 9th from 1 to 2 pm.
Come and learn about how the refuge and its
philosophy have changed over the last 76 years.

Monarch Madness
Sunday, August 21st from 8:30am – 1:00pm
Would you like to participate in collecting and
tagging monarch butterflies? Join us for this
morning of monarch education and citizen
science. We will start with an orientation session
and then will be in the field for about 3 hours.

Morning Bus Tours
September 5th, 22nd, and October 12th from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Enjoy a casual outing into the backcountry with
a member of our seasonal staff. This is a great
opportunity to check out the habitats behind the
gates. Tours last approximately 2½ hours.

Fascinating Fungi
September 4th from 1 to 4pm
Our special guest Marilynn Smith who has a Ph.D.
in Mycology, the study of fungi, will be sharing a
one hour power-point presentation on fungi with
a 2 hour hike following. Last year’s fall rains had
mushroom popping up everywhere, so let’s hope
for a damp fall and a wonderful day. Please call
ahead of time to reserve your space for the walk,
everyone is invited to join us for the power-point

Evening Fishing
August 11th and 18th and September 1st and 8th from 8 – 9:30pm
Come and join us for an evening of fishing. Fish
act differently at night than they do during the
day. Learn a few tips which should help you
increase your likely hood of catching your dinner.
The refuge has a supply of fishing poles and some
tackle participants may borrow. This activity is
weather dependent and will be cancelled if bad
weather strikes.

Art on the Lake
September 3rd from 10am – 4pm
Seney will be at Art on the Lake in Curtis.

Scout Day
Saturday, September 17th from 9am – 4pm
A variety of activity stations will be available to
help elementary age boys and girls fulfill scouts
badge requirements and learn about wildlife.
Pre-registration is required. See website or call
for details and registration form (www.fws.gov/

Fall Color Float
Sunday, October 2nd 11:00 am – 4 pm (the rain date is October 9th)
Join one of our staff for a 4-5 hour canoe/kayak
trip down the Manistique river. Boat rentals are
available locally. Pre-registration is required. Call
for details.

National Wildlife Refuge Week
Week of October 9th to the 15th
Come to your Wildlife Refuge and see what it has
to offer. The Visitor Center and Marshland Wildlife
Drive will remain open through October 16th. The
Visitor Center is open from 9am-5pm. Amateur
radio operator John Forslin will be broadcasting from
the refuge during part of Wildlife Refuge Week.