Everyone is invited to the 26th Annual Wildlife Festival at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, September 28th.

The event is taking place between 10 am and 3 pm. It's being hosted at the refuge's Oak Savanna Learning Center and the surrounding accessible trails.

Special things going on during the event include:

  • Program with live animals, "Animals Nobody Loves" at 11 am and 1 pm. (These do require tickets which can be picked up for free at the Welcome Booth the day of the event.)
  • Eagle's Nest Nature Store
  • Friends Silent Auction
  • Gary Moss' murals on display and Q&A with the artist at 11:30 am and 1 pm
  • Wildlife booths set up along the trails with hands-on activities
  • Try your hand at air-rifle
  • Become a bat biologist
  • Horse drawn wagon rides
  • Learn Native American culture
  • Investigate aquatic invertebrates
  • Live animals booths with Minnesota species

Three food trucks will be on site with food for sale, and a free birthday cake will be served in honor of the refuge's 54th birthday at 12:30 pm.

Check out Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge's website for all the event details.