A visit to Maxwell in the Spring should also be a great time to see the prairie flowers growing profusely across the prairie and in the adjacent McPherson State Lake area.
This a favorite among photographers from the area and a great place to get up close and personal with the prairie and its diversity of life.
Also in the fall is the Mountain Man Rendezvous, usually held the first weekend in October, this is a fun time to be at Maxwell to see crafts such as blacksmithing, arrowhead point manufacturing and cooking.
In the spring we can also find Eastern Bluebirds visiting the nesting boxes along the perimeter fence of the refuge.
Even a casual drive thru the refuge can yield a chance to see bison and elk along the stretch of roadway open to the public and crossing the refuge at the cattle guards.