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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge 'Pair of Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies' © Barbara Bowen
Swarms of swallow-tailed butterflies were flying over the boggy wildflowers.
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Florida
Central West Region
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
CHASSAHOWITZKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
CHASSAHOWITZKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
1502 S.E. Kings Bay Drive
Crystal River, Florida   34429

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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
'Pair of Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies'
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Swarms of swallow-tailed butterflies were flying over the boggy wildflowers.

The Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1941, is

comprised of over 31,000 acres of saltwater bays, estuaries and brackish marshes at the mouth of the Chassahowitzka River. The refuge, located approximately 65 miles north of

St. Petersburg, FL, was established primarily to protect waterfowl habitat and is home to over 250 species of birds, over 50 species of retiles and amphibians, and at least 25 different species of mammals, including the endangered West Indian Manatee.
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The Chassahowitzka NWR is located approximately 65 miles north of St. Petersburg, FL. A boat ramp, maintained by the Citrus County, provides a launching point for boats on the Chassahowitzka River for a small fee. To get there take U.S. Hwy. 19 north from St. Petersburg (or south from Perry) to State Road 480. Proceed west on State Road 480, the Chasshowitzka Boat Ramp is located at the end of this road. The refuge is located Approximately three miles down river from this boat ramp.

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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
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