Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

by Joel Strottrup ECM Publishers Three juvenile male snowy owls were released at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge with the releasers hoping the owls, that had ended up in the United States after flying down from the Arctic as part of what is known as an “irruption,” would return to the Arctic. All three owls had [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Ann Pasch of Princeton has been named Volunteer of the Year for the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman. She has donated more than 900 hours of volunteer service to the refuge since 1993. Her volunteer work includes collecting prairie wildflower seeds, working at refuge events, staffing the gift shop and helping establish and maintain [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Despite the lack of snow, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge’s Winterfest event will go on. Rides will be by horse-drawn wagon, rather than sleigh. A nature hike and scavenger hunt will be on foot, rather than snowshoes. There also will be a live owls as well as booths, displays, food and much more. Winterfest runs from [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge invites the public to attend the annual Winterfest celebration Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free family event offers a day of outdoor activities celebrating winter and focusing on how both wildlife and people manage to thrive in Minnesota’s months of snow and cold. Outdoor activities include [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman will host tours this fall on birds and wildflowers. Here are the details: •Fall Bird Tour, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Meet at the refuge’s Blue Hill Trail on County Road 9, six miles west of Highway 169. The tour will include walking and driving. •Fall Wildflower Tour, 10 [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Sherburne National Wildlife near Zimmerman will host a program on moths on Saturday, July 30. An Evening About Moths with Jim Sogaard runs from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Learn about their lifestyles, behaviors and ecological importance. Participants should bring a headlamp or flashlight as they will be navigating in the darkness for part of the program. Meet [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman is hosting bird and  butterfly events on Saturday, June 25. •Birds: Join Bob Holtz for a bird tour from 8–11 a.m. The event may include walking and/or driving. Meet at the Blue Hill Trail parking lot, which is on County Road 9, six miles west of Highway 169. For [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Learn about birds and wildflowers at two upcoming events at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman. •Bird Tour: 7-noon Saturday, June 4. Join veteran guides Doug Stucki and Barb Kull to learn more about the songs and calls of warblers, sparrows and other avian residents of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. This tour is free, [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

The Buzz About Bees II will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21 at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman. This event is an opportunity to learn about the importance of pollinators. Meet at the Old School House site, which is located on County Road 9 approximately five miles west of [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow