Friends of Missisquoi Calendar

Art on the Refuge @ Missisquoi Refuge Visitor Center
May 19 – Jul 20 all-day


The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate the 25th anniversary of International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.  Now known as World Bird Day, the 2018 theme is celebrating the Year of the Bird, the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  The Friends of Missisquoi will be hosting the annual art show, which kicks off during the Open House.

Medium:   any two dimensional medium– oil, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, pastels, photographs or fabric-related and able to hang.


  • Paintings/drawings/etc.: Subjects may be birds* or anything related to what might be found in a landscape that helps birds in their migration, breeding, etc. such as at the Refuge– lake, river, marsh, forest, wildlife, insects, wildflowers/plants, fields, etc., and interpretations of any of these.
  • Photographs: preference for photos taken on Refuge, but may be from other sites that are local breeding, wintering, or stopover areas for birds* found in the Refuge.

Artwork can also be viewed and purchased during normal refuge office hours through July 20th, 2018, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Artists who wish to enter works in the exhibit can Download a 2018 Art Exhibit Registration Form

Click here to download the Refuge Birds pamphlet, or here for a printable list of birds commonly found on the Refuge.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Carol Yarnell: 802-324-6939; or

Kids Fishing Clinic @ Louies Landing
Jun 2 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The annual Kids Fishing Clinic will take place along the Mac’s Bend Road from Louie’s Landing parking lot down to the Mac’s Bend boat launch site, a distance of about 1 mile.  Fishing will occur along the banks of the Missisquoi River.  Numerous educational and informational venues will be operating near the Macs Bend Building while the fishing is on-going.  These include fly casting, fly tying, spincasting, watershed models and demonstrations, a fish ID aquarium, lure making, and an aquatic invasive species display.  Children are encouraged to participate in these activities at some time while they are fishing.  A light lunch will be served, and a limited number of random drawing prizes will be given away at the end of the event.

Please call 802-868-4781 to register for this popular annual event.