Photo Gallery

A brilliant red sunset.

A blooming blue flag iris.

A majestic bald eagle in flight.

A group of kids laughing along the trail.

 

From grand scale to microcosmic. From a whole spectrum of colors to monochromatic. There's always something to be captured at the refuge. Captured with your camera, that is! 

Every week in every season brings a change in habitat, whether it is plants and trees in bloom, water level changes due to rain or management practices, grasses and sedges in the prairie, or resident and migrating waterfowl, insects, and mammals.

 

The Friends of Sherburne have created a guide to what may be found and "captured" at the refuge throughout the months of the year. The study of the annual calendar of changes in nature is called phenology. Our phenology guide (Nature's Calendar) can be viewed/downloaded here or hard copies are available at the refuge headquarters during normal business hours and at kiosks in parking areas throughout the refuge.  

Our photo galleries below give you a sampling of the beautiful flora, fauna, and fellowship you might experience while visiting the refuge. We invite you to stop by often and discover your own favorite time of year to hike, bike, fish or just drive through the refuge! Fishing can be conducted at the fishing access points and visitors can bike the Wildlife Drive during sanctuary.

PhotoFanatic?

The Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Photography Club holds meetings at the Oak Savanna Learning Center on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm. 
 

They welcome and encourage new members to attend and all experience levels are welcome. They also schedule field trips, educational programs and other opportunities as they arise. Join their Facebook group for more information and to see what's happening!  

Do you have a photo you'd like to add to the gallery below?Contact  FriendsofSherburne@gmail.com.

Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

Sunset at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge drive.

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Photo by:  Mark Nicholson
Photo by: Mark Nicholson

Sandhill Cranes flying by moonlight.

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Photo by:  Tanya Piatz-Sandberg
Photo by: Tanya Piatz-Sandberg

Cloudy day on the prairie.

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Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

Sunset at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge drive.

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October

Photo by:  Cathy Perkins
Photo by: Cathy Perkins

Banded-winged Meadowhawk

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Photo by:  Sheila Skogen
Photo by: Sheila Skogen

Sunset over the prairie

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Photo by:  Sheila Skogen
Photo by: Sheila Skogen

Rear View Mirror

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Photo by:  Cathy Perkins
Photo by: Cathy Perkins

Banded-winged Meadowhawk

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September

Photo by: Stephanie Larson
Photo by: Stephanie Larson

Smokey Skies Stephanie Larson Photography

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Photo by:  Kala Kolkind
Photo by: Kala Kolkind

Doe

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Photo by:  Mark Nicholson
Photo by: Mark Nicholson

Great Spangled Fritillary

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Photo by: Stephanie Larson
Photo by: Stephanie Larson

Smokey Skies Stephanie Larson Photography

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August

Photo by:  Cathy Perkins
Photo by: Cathy Perkins

Variegated Meadowhawk

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Photo by:  Suzanne Fish
Photo by: Suzanne Fish

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Photo by:  David Halgrimson
Photo by: David Halgrimson

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Photo by:  Cathy Perkins
Photo by: Cathy Perkins

Variegated Meadowhawk

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July

Photo by:  Jill Lovro Beim
Photo by: Jill Lovro Beim

Eastern Meadow Lark

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Photo by:  Stephanie Larsen
Photo by: Stephanie Larsen

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Photo by:  Julie Heidelberger
Photo by: Julie Heidelberger

Lupines at sunset.

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Photo by:  Jill Lovro Beim
Photo by: Jill Lovro Beim

Eastern Meadow Lark

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June

Photo by:  Mark Nicholson
Photo by: Mark Nicholson

Prairie Smoke

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Photo by:  Connie Hays
Photo by: Connie Hays

Blackburnian Warbler

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Photo by:  Lance Manka
Photo by: Lance Manka

Yellow Warbler

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Photo by:  Mark Nicholson
Photo by: Mark Nicholson

Prairie Smoke

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May

Photo by:  Tanya Piatz-Sandberg
Photo by: Tanya Piatz-Sandberg

Red Wing Black Bird

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Photo by:  Jana Harrer
Photo by: Jana Harrer

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Photo by:  Sandy Clemens
Photo by: Sandy Clemens

Pasque Flowers

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Photo by:  Tanya Piatz-Sandberg
Photo by: Tanya Piatz-Sandberg

Red Wing Black Bird

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April

Photo by:  Sheila Skogen
Photo by: Sheila Skogen

White-breasted Nuthatch

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Photo by:  Mary Carlson
Photo by: Mary Carlson

Blue Bird

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Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

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Photo by:  Sheila Skogen
Photo by: Sheila Skogen

White-breasted Nuthatch

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March

Photo by: Mary "Karlie" Carlson
Photo by: Mary "Karlie" Carlson

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Photo by: Mary "Karlie" Carlson
Photo by: Mary "Karlie" Carlson

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February

Photo by: John Casey
Photo by: John Casey

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Photo by: Jean Davids
Photo by: Jean Davids

Frozen bubble

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Photo by:  Debra Anderson
Photo by: Debra Anderson

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Photo by: John Casey
Photo by: John Casey

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January

Photo by:  Mary Carlson
Photo by: Mary Carlson

Frozen pond

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Photo by:  Mary Carlson
Photo by: Mary Carlson

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Photo by:  John Casey
Photo by: John Casey

Winter sky

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Photo by:  Mary Carlson
Photo by: Mary Carlson

Frozen pond

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December

Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

A sunset at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge drive.

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Photo by:  Bill Hondel
Photo by: Bill Hondel

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge drive

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Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

American Bittersweet

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Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

A sunset at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge drive.

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November