Cahba River National Wildlife Refuge is also a great place to bring children to introduce them to the importance of protecting our wildlife, plantlife and the ecosystems they share. Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Decatur, AL Established
much earlier than Cahaba was the Wheller Nationla Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama. Designated as a refuge in 1938 is a large tract of some 34,000 acres that provides protection for a vast variety of fish, birds and other wildlife in a diversity of habitats. Wheeler Refuge is part of the Mississippi flyway and offers shelter to migrating birds each year. In an area of the state that is experiencing ongoing development at a rapid clip, Wheeler provides secure and undisturbed environment for mammals, reptiles, fish and birds by the thousands. A visit to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge begins best with a stop at the Visiors Center where you
can see interpretive exhibits and get and overview of what you might expect to expereince during your visit.