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Immerse yourself in nature’s wonder at a nearby National Wildlife Refuge

National wildlife refuges include Sand Lake, Waubay, Tauwauken, and Big Stone. Wetlands are preserved as waterfowl production areas. Just beyond the Sand Lake Refuge is the Ordway Prairie. Fishing, hunting, bird-watching, and camping all have long traditions in this area. From April through October, bird watchers can spot sandpipers, woodpeckers, warblers, flycatchers, pelicans, swans and finches, as well as owls, hawks and numerous waterfowl. More than 300 species of birds may be found among the 38 sites making up the Glacial Lakes and Prairies Birding Trail.

Visit www.fws.gov for more info.

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