Rydell Refuge offers 7 miles of walking trails to explore the habitats and see the wildlife that make their home on the refuge. Most species of waterfowl and many waterbirds, including the red-necked grebe, can be seen in refuge wetlands. Trumpeter swans, on Minnesota’s threatened species list, were re-introduced to the area and now nest here each year. Bald eagles and osprey are often seen soaring over the refuge. Resident wildlife species include white-tailed deer, black bear, ruffed grouse, barred owl, pileated woodpecker, long-tailed weasel, red fox, river otter, fisher and beaver. Please keep your exploration to the designated trails.