Prairie Marsh Wildlife Drive Auto TourLength: 9 miles Time: 1 - 1 1/2 hours Open: Year-round (road may be closed due to inclement weather) Hours: Daylight hours onlyCome visit the Prairie Marsh Wildlife Drive, a winding gravel road that will bring you in close contact with wildlife and their habitats. Success in seeing wildlife depends on observations skills, timing, the season, and just plain luck. The timing of your visit makes a difference; wildlife is most active in early morning or late afternoon. If you happen to visit during the spring and fall months, you will enjoy watching thousands of ducks, geese, swans, and shorebirds that have stopped here during their migration.
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Sharp-tailed Grouse mating season occurs from late March to late May. More than 50 birds have been seen on the refuge participating in their mating dance.