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Wildlife & Habitat

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The Refuge's rolling prairie grasslands, woodlands, and wetland areas attract raptors, migrating waterfowl and songbirds, and a variety of mammals including elk, deer, coyotes, and more.          

  • Mammals

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    The diverse habitats of the Refuge and its connectivity with other open spaces support a variety of mammals.

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  • Birds

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    More than 185 species of migratory birds have been recorded at the Refuge, of which about 75 are believed to breed at the site.

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  • Plants

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    More than 630 plant species are found in the prairie, shrubland, woodland, and wetland habitats.

  • Insects

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    The Refuge is home to hundreds of species of invertebrates, many of which are important pollinators of native grasses and flowers.

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  • Reptiles and Amphibians

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    The prairie and wetland habitats support small numbers of reptiles and amphibians.

Last Updated: Jul 02, 2015
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