National Wildlife Refuge Week begins October 9. Let's see how much you know about the national wildlife refuges right here in our own state of Texas! Answers at the bottom of the page, but no peeking! AND - try to make it out to Hagerman NWR this week.
Trivia Quiz - National Wildlife Refuges in Texas
1. Oldest national wildlife refuge in Texas:
2. Largest national wildlife refuge in Texas:
3. National wildlife refuge protecting ocelots in Texas:
A. Balcones Canyonlands
B. Laguna Atascosa
C. Texas Point
4. The largest maternal colony of Rafinesque’s big-eared bats documented in Texas can be found roosting within this refuge:
B. Neches River
C. Trinity River
5. The wetlands of this refuge include cypress trees up to 400 years old:
C. Buffalo Lake
B. Big Boggy
6. These 3 national wildlife refuges have been designated as constituting an “Internationally Significant Shorebird Site”:
A. Balcones Canyonlands, Trinity River, Neches River
B. Big Boggy, San Bernard, Brazoria
C. Hagerman, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Trinity River
7. The federally endangered Golden-Cheeked Warbler is a management priority at:
B. Little Sandy
C. Balcones Canyonlands
8. The national wildlife refuge known for wintering Whooping Cranes is
A. Buffalo Lake
9. This refuge was home to the Karankawas in 10 -12,000 B.C. E.
A. Texas Point
B. Santa Ana
10. The national wildlife refuge named for one of the last populations of an endangered species is_____________________NWR.
Note: This quiz originally appeared in the August, 2015, edition of the Featherless Flyer, newsletter of the Friends of Hagerman.
Answers: 1.C; 2.B; 3.B; 4.C; 5.A; 6.B; 7.C; 8.B; 9.A; 10. Attwater Prairie Chicken