Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman will host its annual Winterfest celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.   This free family event offers a day of outdoor activities celebrating winter and focusing on how both wildlife and people manage to thrive in months of snow and c...Read More
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It was a cold, gray morning when 25 birders met at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman Dec. 22 for their annual Christmas Bird Count. A total of 41 different bird species were tallied, which included 2,217 individual birds. Some of the day’s highlights included a golden eagle, wo...Read More
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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman has a new manager as of August. Steve Karel, a 15-year veteran of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, took up the reins of former manager Anne Sittauer, who left earlier this year to accept the role of refuge supe...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Thousands of sandhill cranes are congregating in and around Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman, as they prepare to continue their migration south. There were 6,755 sandhill cranes counted on Friday, Oct. 26, according to refuge Visitor Services Manager ...Read More
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Naturalist and author Stan Tekiela will be the featured speaker at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge’s Fall Wildlife Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Uncommon Facts About Common Birds” will be Tekiela’s presentation topic at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., the author will...Read More
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Join volunteer naturalists for a guided Fall Wildflower Tour at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8. Meet in the parking lot by the old school house on Sherburne County Road 9, 5.5 miles west of Highway 169.  You will travel by car caravan, makin...Read More
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“An Evening With Moths” will be presented from 8:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, by Jim Sogaard, author of “Moths and Caterpillars of the North Woods.” He will discuss their lifestyles, behaviors and ecological importance. The group will also search for caterpillars. Bring a headlamp or flashl...Read More
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Ten pairs of bald eagles are nesting at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman this spring. Two of the nests are visible from the Wildlife Drive, according to Betsy Beneke, the refuge’s visitor services manager. The Bergerson Pool nest is on the east side of the drive and is active ...Read More
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