Photo by: Monica Bryand

Video by: Bruce Ellingson

Frosty trees at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge by Mary Carlson

The Friends' Annual Meeting for all members was held on-line on January 13.  A recording of that meeting and all documents shared  are posted in the Upcoming Events page.


The Eagle's Nest Nature Store at the Learning Center will be closed until March.   The on-line store will continue.


Members receive semi-annual newsletters in their mail.  You can now view an online PDF version.

The Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive and the Brande Road are closed for the season.  

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: Mary Carlson

Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

Our annual Sandhill Crane fundraiser is over for the year, and it has been successful.  Thanks to all who dontated and be assured the gift bandanas are on their way!

Video by: Bruce Ellingson/USFWS


Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

See the Upcoming Events Page for information on postponed or cancelled activities.
Click here for Refuge COVID-19 info.

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

- Dean Kleinhans, volunteer

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