Lake, ponds, marshes, CRP grasslands and a restored prairie setting on a sand and gravel beach ridge.
The two sites cover 5 sq. miles including a large lake, constructed wetlands in a small arboretum and restored prairies on a Glacial Lake Agassiz beach ridge along the ecotone that separates the Tallgrass Prairies of Red River Valley from the Aspen Parklands.
Short-eared, Long-eared and Snowy Owls; Black-billed Cuckoo; Western Kingbird; Bobolink, Yellow-headed Blackbird, meadowlark; Prairie Chicken, Sharp-tailed Grouse and Gray Partridge; Orchard Oriole; Black-billed Magpie; Western Grebe; White Pelican; swans and waterfowl; Golden and Bald Eagles; godwits and Upland Sandpiper; and much, much more.
In addition to the birds, it’s a great place to watch and photograph butterflies, dragonflies, herps (smooth green snakes, red-bellied snakes and eastern tiger salamanders) and mammals, including black bear, otters, fishers, wolves, bobcats and an occasional moose. Food and visitor services in Warren (10 miles away).