Surviving the Winter
Our monarchs are wintering in Mexico. January is the most hazardous month for them, so send warm wishes as they weather the winter storms.
A Positive Prediction for the Spring
See the latest news, events and conservation efforts of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Prairie Chicken Blind
Reserve your time in a blind to experience the spectacular song and dance of the prairie chicken.
Reservations through Crookston Chamber
A Prairie Reborn
Lead by The Nature Conservancy, numerous partners came together to complete the largest prairie-wetland restoration in U.S. history.
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
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.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2016