At Hutton Lake NWR you can see a golden eagle hunting over the open country habitat for small mammals, snakes, birds or carrion. The golden eagle is listed in the Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan as a species of concern.
The diversity of wetland habitat within the Laramie Plains refuges provides conditions with varying amounts of emergent and aquatic vegetation, salinity and open water that support a variety of wildlife species.
The Laramie Plains refuges contain native short-grass prairie habitat, which is unique to the state of Wyoming. Species of concern that use this habitat type include mountain plover, burrowing owl and McCown's longspur.
The alkaline/saline soils of alkali flat habitat severely restricts plant growth. Wildlife use is generally limited to migratory shorebirds, likely in association with nearby water.
85 plant species, including the Rocky Mountain bee plant, can be found on the Refuge.
146 bird species, including the white-faced ibis, have been recorded at the Refuge.
There are 29 species of mammal, including pronghorn, that make their home on the Refuge.
Though harder to spot, 3 species of amphibians, including the tiger salamander, and 3 reptile species can be found on the Refuge.
Preble's meadow jumping mouse
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White-tailed prairie dogs are a common sight at the Refuge. The so-called prairie dog was named for its barking call.