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:  Julie Heidelberger
Photo by: Julie Heidelberger

Lupines at sunset.

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

Eastern Meadow Lark

Photo by:  Mark Nicholson
Photo by: Mark Nicholson

Pheasant

Photo by:  Julie Heidelberger
Photo by: Julie Heidelberger

Lupines at sunset.

1/21

June

Photo by:  Lance Manka
Photo by: Lance Manka

Yellow Warbler

Photo by:  Mark Nicholson
Photo by: Mark Nicholson

Prairie Smoke

Photo by: Cheryl Foster
Photo by: Cheryl Foster

Killdeer

Photo by:  Lance Manka
Photo by: Lance Manka

Yellow Warbler

1/18

May

Photo by:  Sandy Clemens
Photo by: Sandy Clemens

Pasque Flowers

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

Red Wing Black Bird

Photo by:  Mark Nicholson
Photo by: Mark Nicholson

Hooded Merganser

Photo by:  Sandy Clemens
Photo by: Sandy Clemens

Pasque Flowers

1/20

April

Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

Photo by:  Sheila Skogen
Photo by: Sheila Skogen

White-breasted Nuthatch

Photo by:  Sheila Skogen
Photo by: Sheila Skogen

Downy Woodpecker

Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

1/10

March

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

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

1/1

February

Photo by:  Debra Anderson
Photo by: Debra Anderson

Photo by: John Casey
Photo by: John Casey

Photo by:  John Kay
Photo by: John Kay

Lunar eclipse

Photo by:  Debra Anderson
Photo by: Debra Anderson

1/10

January

Photo by:  John Casey
Photo by: John Casey

Winter sky

Photo by:  Mary Carlson
Photo by: Mary Carlson

Frozen pond

Photo by:  Barbra Pool
Photo by: Barbra Pool

A tree on the prairie.

Photo by:  John Casey
Photo by: John Casey

Winter sky

1/9

December

Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

American Bittersweet

Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

A sunset at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge drive.

Photo by:  Thomas Kline
Photo by: Thomas Kline

Fall colors on the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge drive.

Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

American Bittersweet

1/8

November

Photo by:  Mary Carlson
Photo by: Mary Carlson

Sandhill Cranes flying by moonlight.

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

Cloudy day on the prairie.

Photo by:  Claudine Grove
Photo by: Claudine Grove

Dusk at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge drive.

Photo by:  Mary Carlson
Photo by: Mary Carlson

Sandhill Cranes flying by moonlight.

1/9

October

Photo by:  Sheila Skogen
Photo by: Sheila Skogen

Rear View Mirror

Photo by:  Cathy Perkins
Photo by: Cathy Perkins

Banded-winged Meadowhawk

Photo by:  Shelby Rae
Photo by: Shelby Rae

Milkweed

Photo by:  Sheila Skogen
Photo by: Sheila Skogen

Rear View Mirror

1/14

September

Photo by:  Mark Nicholson
Photo by: Mark Nicholson

Great Spangled Fritillary

Photo by: Stephanie Larson
Photo by: Stephanie Larson

Smokey Skies Stephanie Larson Photography

Photo by: Mary Carlson
Photo by: Mary Carlson

Red-headed Woodpecker

Photo by:  Mark Nicholson
Photo by: Mark Nicholson

Great Spangled Fritillary

1/16

August

Photo by:  David Halgrimson
Photo by: David Halgrimson

Photo by:  Suzanne Fish
Photo by: Suzanne Fish

Photo by:  David Halgrimson
Photo by: David Halgrimson

Tree Swallows

Photo by:  David Halgrimson
Photo by: David Halgrimson

1/20

July