Monthly Archives: April 2017

Monthly Bird Walks 2nd Saturday of each Month

Monthly Bird Walks are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9 – 11 a.m. Participants will meet at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center at 8:45 a.m. and carpool to various locations on the refuge.

This is a great opportunity to brush up on the birding skills.   If you don’t have a pair of binoculars, that s okay, you can use some of ours. Please let us know when you register.

Registration is required. Please email us at or call 815-273-2732.

Golf Cart Tours begin in May

Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are hosting Refuge Golf Cart Tours that travel through the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.  The tours are free and open to all ages.  Trips are the 1st & 3rd Thursday and the 3rd Saturday of every month from May through September. The Golf Cart will leave promptly at 8 a.m. from the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center located at 7071 Riverview Rd, Thomson, IL and will return at 10 a.m.  Participants are asked to arrive at 7:45 am. Registration is required and seating is limited.


Registration is required for all activities. Please call the refuge office at 815-273-2732 to make your reservation or email at