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Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

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Early Spring on the Refuge

Winter residents have left. Early Spring Migrants and Summer Residents are beginning to appear.   Look for Sandhill Cranes and waterfowl.  The Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive is closed until snow is clear and surfaces firm up.

Refuge HQ is open standard hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm.   The Eagle's Nest Nature Store is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-2. T


Members receive semi-annual newsletters in their mail.  You can now view the December 2022 PDF version.

See Upcoming events for a schedule of on-site information.


For daily bird sightings as recorded in eBird,  check out .


For event updates, please consult the following resources:

Photo by: John Casey

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Go Wild!
Amphitheater Campaign

The Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge have worked with Damon Farber Landscape Architects to design an amphitheater to support educational and recreational activities at the Oak Savanna Learning Center. The sweeping paths and curving seats of the amphitheater will gently nestle into the rich prairie landscape to minimize site impact and create an accessible space for outdoor learning and events.  The Friends have launched the Go Wild! Amphitheater Campaign with the goal of completing fundraising in 2023. Your gift now will help us reach that goal. 
For more infomation, download this PDF.
Artwork by Damon Farber

Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

"On any given visit, nature surprises and delights me."

- Dean Kleinhans, volunteer

Autumn Leaves on the ground.

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