AGASSIZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - NE of Thief River Falls - 61,450 acre refuge on the bay of Glacial Lake Agassiz and the Mississippi Flyway. Open water, marsh and upland conifer and tamarack forests provide habitats for moose, white tailed deer and eastern gray wolf. Waterfowl include 16 duck species, Canada goose, great blue heron, great egret, white pelican and Franklin's gull. Ruffed grouse and gray partridge can be found also.
BIG STONE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - Ortonville - 10,795 acres of low woodlands, wetlands and granite outcroppings along the Minnesota River. Habitat for white tailed deer, gray partridge, pheasant, muskrat and beaver. Spring and fall migrations feature mallard, blue winged teal, northern shoveler, pintail, and ruddy duck. Canada & snow geese can be seen also
BLUE DEVIL VALLEY - Granite Falls - Granite outcroppings and dry soil support pear cactus and one of five blue devil colonies in Minnesota
BLUE MOUNDS STATE PARK - Luverne - Only herd of American bison within the State park system. White tailed deer & coyote can be found as well
BORUP CRANES - NE of Felton - Agricultural fields provide staging areas for thousands of sandhill cranes migrating south each fall. Best viewing in October and early November.
CARPENTER ST. CROIX VALLEY NATURE CENTER - NE of Cottage Grove - 392 acres along the St. Croix River Valley, programs include maple syruping, bird banding and bird of prey rehabilation. Home for orphaned animals of the St. Croix River Valley. Raptors include owls, red tailed hawks, kestrels and bald eagles.
CARVER PARK RESERVE - Victoria - Trumpeter swan, largest waterfowl species, observed on Sunny Lake. Weights up to 35 pounds with a wing span exceeding seven feet.
COMO PARK ZOO - St. Paul - Popular city park zoo. Animals include large cats, artic wolves, polar bears, penquins, giraffes, zebra, gorillas and exotic waterfowl
EASTMAN NATURE CENTER - Osseo - Located within 5,400 acres of fields, forests, lakes and streams in Elm Creek Park Reserve. Habitat for white tailed deer, fox, great blue heron, wood duck and red tailed hawk. Interpretive area features herb and butterfly gardens and collecting pond. Active beehive
HAWK RIDGE NATURE PRESERVE - Duluth - 19 Species of migrating hawks observed annually in September and October. Hawks fly with favorable west or northwest winds along the north shore of Lake Superior. Broad winged hawk are the most common along with peregrine falcon being the rarest
JAY C. HORMEL NATURE CENTER - Austin - 278 acres of hardwoods, pine forest, floodplain and native prairie cover. Interpretive building with hands on exhibits of area wildlife, using snakeskins, antlers, furs and fungus.
JONVIK DEER YARD - Cascade River State Park - Largest winter deer yarding area in Minnesota. Moose, wolf, pine marten and fisher are also present
LAC QUI PARLE STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA - Milan - Excellent wildlife viewing areas with 30,000 acres along the Minnesota River from Watson to Correll. Migratory staging area for 70,000 Canada Geese and numerous Bald Eagles from October to November.
LAKE SUPERIOR ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS - West Duluth - Over 500 animals including large cats, bison, barbary sheep and monkeys. Exhibits include a prairie dog village, nocturnal house, aviary, camel house and a wildlife museum.
LOWERY NATURE CENTER - Victoria - Located within 3,500 acres in the Carver Park Reserve. Shorebird sanctuary provides habitats for duck, geese and mud flat feeding birds.
MINNESOTA PRAIRIES - 8 miles N. of Fertile - Ancient ritual of booming prairie chickens can be observed on the native prairies from Rothsay to Crookston. On occasions moose can be seen as well.
MINNESOTA VALLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - Bloomington - 12,500 acre refuge stretching 40 miles along the Minnesota River. Floodplain wetland habitat for 30,000 to 40,000 migrating waterfowl. Bald Eagles and White Tail Derr can can found here as well. Interpretive center.
THE MINNESOTA ZOO - Apple Valley - 480 acre Zoo containing animals along six trails representing the Ocean, tropics, Minnesota and Northern hemishere habitats. The discovery trail features unique species from different areas of the world, such as Pumas, tigers, tropical birds and camels. They have a Dolphin feeding show and a childrens petting zoo.
OXBOW PARK - Byron - 572 acres includes a nature center and the Zollman Zoo. Animal shelter provides homes for injured or orphaned animals. 30 native species include the America Bison, white tailed deer, elk, and pocket gopher. Raptor rehabilitaion program includes eagles, hawks and owls.
We are excited to announce the addition of a mapping system, where you can put in an address and we will display a Map of that area.
This is a work in Progress, Most areas can be Mapped, Look for more features
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