Reflections newsletter is a benefit of membership for Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. It also serves as an important supplement to
the Friends' web site, www.stmarksrefuge.org. 
Both the newsletter and the web site provide members and the public information about volunteer activities and events at the Refuge.
We Are On Our Summer Break

Many of you who are reading this are long-time Friends' members and as such, you are aware of our newsletter schedule. For those new members, however, the editorial volunteers who piece the Reflections newsletters together take a two-month summer break. So, Reflections is not issued July or August.

We do this for two reasons.  It gives our editorial staff some time off over the summer, for one.  Secondly, the very hot months at the Refuge seem to be a bit slower, as everyone and everything seem to hunker down to wait out the heat. 

We will faithfully return with a jam-packed September issue, though. In the meantime, we will leave you with this image to remind you that every month is a beautiful month at the Refuge.    
The editor 
Have you considered including the Refuge in your will?  We would appreciate hearing from you if so. The Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge can provide information and guide you through the process. Just call the Refuge at 850-925-6121, and ask to be contacted by the Friends' Development Committee, or email us.

Reflections Editor, Phillip M. Pollock