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Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

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Farewell Sandhills

The ponds have frozen over so our migrating cranes are on the way to the Gulf Coast area for winter. 

Our Sandhill Celebration fund raiser was a sucess, we met our goals.  Thanks to all who contributed.   If you missed it, there are other options - look for the "Donate: button on this website.

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. Check out recent bird sightings here.


Members receive semi-annual newsletters in their mail.  New! You can now view the Winter 2023 PDF version.

More info hereSee Upcoming Events for a schedule of on-site activities.


For event updates, please consult the following resources:

Photo by: Jill Beim

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The Friends have launched the Go Wild! 2023 Amphitheater Campaign to build an outdoor amphitheater at the Oak Savanna Learning Center. Your gift now will help us better support educational and recreational activities.
For more infomation, go to the Go WIld! page or download this PDF.

Art 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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Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

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