Currently the Friends of Rydell Refuge Association has adopted the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife and help with a variety of management actions. Contact the Refuge office to learn how you join!
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This migratory grassland sparrow hides its tiny nest in the dead grasses of the open prairies. It spends the summer on the refuge feeding on insects and spiders. Although Breeding Bird Surveys indicate their numbers have declined in the U.S. it can be heard singing on the prairies of Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge.