Events Calendar

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Sherburne host events and programs throughout the year. All of our events are free and open to the public! 

2019 Events Calendar • 2019 Events Calendar Handout

Pre-registration is suggested: email sherburne@fws.gov or call (763) 389-3323 

  • Sherburne NWR Photography Club Meetings

    Monthly meetings, Second Wednesday
    6:30 pm social, 7 pm meeting
    Oak Savanna Learning Center

    They welcome and encourage new members to attend and all experience levels are welcome. They also schedule field trips, educational programs and other opportunities as they arise. Check out their flyer, brochure, or Facebook page for more information!  

  • Youth Photography Contest Awards Ceremony

    November 19
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    Oak Savanna Learning Center

    Winners of the K-12 Youth Photography Contest will be announced on November 19, 2019 at the Awards Ceremony at the Oak Savanna Learning Center. Prizes are awarded to the top three photos and to six honorable mentions.

    Youth Photography Contest Flyer and Entry Form

    Photo Release Form (for recreation photos containing recognizable minors)

  • Afternoon Snowshoe

    Saturday, February 22
    1 pm - 4 pm
    Oak Savanna Learning Center

    Come out and snowshoe the Oak Savanna Learning Center trails! Bonfire, treats and drinks provided by the Friends of Sherburne. Event to be cancelled if there's insufficient snow levels.

    Snowshoes and instructions provided.

  • Bird Tour

    Saturday, May 9
    8 am - 10 am
    Mahnomen Trail

    Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day by viewing and learning about local birds! Binoculars are available to borrow.

    Led by Volunteer Steve Chesney.

  • Bird Tour

    Saturday, May 16
    8 am - 10 am
    Blue Hill Trail

    Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day by viewing and learning about local birds! Binoculars are available to borrow.

    Led by Volunteer Dan Orr.

  • Spring Celebration

    Saturday, May 16
    10 am - 1 pm
    Oak Savanna Learning Center

    Learn more about migratory birds, pollinators and purchase plants for your garden!

    • Nature Crafts
    • Interpretive Displays
    • Friends of Sherburne Plant Sale
    • Eagle's Nest Nature Store

  • Wildflower Tour

    Saturday, June 13
    10 am - 12 pm
    Oak Savanna Learning Center

    Join us for a tour to see wildflowers and native grasses whose colors and textures decorate the summer landscape! In June, many early-blooming wildflowers, including fields of wild lupine, unfold their flowers. This creates an array of bright colors and textures, along with a beautiful scene as they decorate the oak savanna landscape.

    We will meet at the Oak Savanna Learning Center and caravan from this location. The tour will make stops at several different locations on the Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive and some light walking is required.

    Led by Volunteers Robin DeLong and Mitch Elness.

  • Wildlife Festival

    Saturday, September 26
    10 am - 3 pm
    Oak Savanna Learning Center

    Join us for a fun-filed, family-friendly day full of activities, including presentations and booths with live animals, horse-drawn wagon rides and nature crafts. Food available for purchase.

    Additionally, refuge service roads will be open to vehicle traffic on September 26th, with gates opening at 8 am and closing at 3 pm. Maps will be available in September.