Photo by: Monica Bryand
Video by: Bruce Ellingson
Late Summer at the Refuge
Goldenrod and big bluestem are making their appearance among the late blooming swamp milkweed, coneflowers, and hoary vervain. Birds are quieter as they prepare for migration.
There will be a Wildlife Festival this year! Keep Saturday October 1 free for this family friendly event. See Upcoming Events for more details. Note that the event will be modified or canceled if local Covid statistics significantly worsen.
Refuge HQ is open standard hours: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. The nature store at HQ will remain closed for a while. The Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive is open and soon "Rovers" (volunteer naturalists) will be driving it to answer questions.
The Friends have a need more more volunteers the Eagles Nest Nature Store on the Refuge. Hours are very flexible and you can do this as part of the RSVP program if youlike. Questions? Send us email at FriendsOfSherburne@gmail.com.
Members receive semi-annual newsletters in their mail. You can now view June 2022 PDF version.
For daily bird sightings as recorded in eBird, check out https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Sherburne/recent_sightings.html .
For event updates, please consult the following resources:
Refuge website: fws.gov/refuge/Sherburne/
This website on the Upcoming Events page
Friends Facebook page: facebook.com/sherburnerefugefans
Friends’ Prairie Insider e-newsletter: To subscribe, enter email address as requested at bottom of this page
Photo by: Michael Woodard
Sherburne Refuge has three Great America Outdoors Act Maintenance Positions open now through July 19!. See USAJobs.gov Please help spread the word by sharing with anyone you know. For questions or details about the positions, reach out to Greg Dehmer (763-389-3323 ext 102).
Wage Grade 8 permanent positions ($27.68 - $32.28 per hour)
Required to travel 50-75% of the time
Have to sign a mobility agreement to be placed at another station once Great America Outdoors Act funding runs…
See more info at USAJOBS
Photo by: Bruce Ellingson
"On any given visit, nature surprises and delights me."
- Dean Kleinhans, volunteer