Fall guided bird and wildflower tours

Fall migrants are winging their way across Sherburne’s prairies and woodlands, as they head for warmer climates.  An array of warm colors and textures decorate the oak savanna landscape. Join Friends and volunteers for two upcoming annual guided tours.

A Fall Bird Tour will be held on Saturday, September 7, beginning at 8 a.m.  Meet your guide at refuge headquarters on Sherburne County Road 9, five miles west of Hwy. 169.  The tour will include both walking and driving.  You’ll look for migrant raptors, waterfowl, warblers, flycatchers, sparrows and other species.

A Fall wildflower tour will be held on Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., meeting at refuge headquarters on Sherburne County Road 9, five miles west of Hwy. 169.

Bring binoculars, camera, field guides, water, a snack, and wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and terrain.

Pre-registration is requested by calling the refuge office at 763/ 389-3323 ext. 13, TTY 1-800-877-8339, or emailing sherburne@fws.gov. Tours are free and open to everyone.  For details on the refuge, and other free tours and events, visit the refuge website at  www.fws.gov/refuge/sherburne/.

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is just 15 minutes from the communities of Zimmerman and Princeton, 30 minutes from St. Cloud and Elk River, or 60 minutes from much of the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.

 

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