Have you seen your first monarch?
Be a citizen scientist and help Journey North track the first sightings monarchs, milkweeds, eggs, and caterpillars.
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Check out our Facebook page for updates on Refuge events, wildlife and more!
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Let's Get Outside
Backpacks are available for loan to enhance your wildlife watching experience on the Refuge. Check them out at the office.
Friends of the Refuges
View our Partnerships page for information on how to become a member of the Friends of Rydell & Glacial Ridge Refuges Association!
Reserve a Cart
Trail transportation is provided for people with limited ability to walk. Call the Refuge to schedule a tour.
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
Trumpeter swans, the largest of North American waterfowl, can be seen on the Refuge throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Rydell NWR provides nesting habitat in the form of fresh water marshes, ponds and lakes, giving visitors the unique opportunity to annually observe breeding pairs along with their cygnets (young).
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 06, 2016