Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

by Jeff Hage ECM Publishers Not long after Steve Karel came to the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge two years ago as its new manager, he got a visit from Sue Hix, president of the Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. That was the first time Karel heard about a need for a new education building […]

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The first-ever Wildlife Festival 5K Run/Walk will be held at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman on Oct. 4. Race start time is 9 a.m., with registration open from 7:30-9 a.m. Race fee is $18 until Sept. 25 and $20 after that date. The race is hosted by the Friends of Sherburne. Race signup […]

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The Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge invite the public to join them at the groundbreaking for the new education building at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. The celebration is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, rain or shine, at the facility site, south on Schoolhouse Road from Sherburne County Road 9, approximately 5.5 miles […]

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Bird tours, a plant sale, live animal presentations and other activities will unfold Saturday, May 10, at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge’s Spring Celebration of Nature. The event begins with an early bird tour from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants will meet at the Mahnomen Trail on County Road 9 for this car caravan tour. Intermediate and […]

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A Family Snowshoe Trek will run from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, located near Zimmerman. The event had been set for Feb. 22 but was postponed due to the weather. The event is free, but preregistration is required. Call 763-389-3323, ext. 13 or 10, or email sherburne@fws.gov to make […]

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman will offer a snowshoe hike from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Meet at the snowshoe shed on the south side of County Road 9, 5.5 miles west of Highway 169. Hikes will leave at different times as appropriate-sized groups are ready. Snowshoes will be provided, or bring your own. […]

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Two Family Snowshoe Treks are being offered this month at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman. They will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 22. Preregistration is required; call 763-389-3323, ext. 13. Snowshoes are provided, or bring your own. Meet at the snowshoe shed, located on the south side of […]

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On Saturday, Dec. 21, volunteers will be surveying the roads and trails in and around the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman, participating in the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. The count area is a circle, 15 miles in diameter, with its center at county roads 9 and 5. The northern portion of the […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In the 30 years that bald eagles have been nesting in the wild at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman, a total of 199 eaglets have been produced. This year there were 14 nests, 12 active pairs and 10 eaglets that fledged or left the nest. The refuge was established […]

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