Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

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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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge’s largest public event of the year has been canceled due to the federal government shutdown. The refuge’s 20th Annual Fall Wildlife Festival was set for Saturday, Oct. 5, at the refuge near Zimmerman. But it was canceled as the entire refuge closed to the public on [...]

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman has two guided tours coming up in September. A fall bird tour will run from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. A fall wildflower tour is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14. Both tours are free, but preregistration is requested; call 763-389-3323, ext. 13 or email sherburne@fws.gov. [...]

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