|Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge|
Tamarac lies in the heart of one of the most diverse vegetative transition zones in North America, where northern hardwood forests, coniferous forests and the tall grass prairie converge. This diversity of habitat brings with it a wealth of wildlife, both woodland and prairie species.
Felton WMA & Felton Prairie SNA
|Description: Felton Prairie has been well known as a site to find unusual prairie bird species, but recently has become recognized for unique land management partnerships and prairie habitat uniqueness. Much of the surrounding land on this gravel ridge, lying east of Moorhead, MN, within the Red River Prairie landscape, has been developed for gravel. |
The Felton Wildlife Management Area and Felton Prairie Scientific & Natural Area protect in perpetuity 2117 acres of this unique dry prairie habitat. Adjacent, privately owned land is grazed pasture. Unique birds include a nesting population of Loggerhead Shrike and Chestnut-collared Longspur.
Wildlife to Watch: Sprague’s Pipits, Swamp Sparrow, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Loggerhead Shrike and Western Meadowlark are all in abundance. Look for Swainson’s Hawk soaring above, and during migration, look for waterfowl overhead. Prairie sparrows are common and look for cranes during migration. White-tailed deer are common here, as well as jack rabbits.
Special Tips: Glacial erratics dot the landscape and some large boulders were used years ago as buffalo rubbing rocks; they can still be seen today.
No facilities on site.
Ownership: MN DNR
Closest Town: Glyndon
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