Sunday Open House Marks 20th Anniversary Of Rydell Refuge

Rydell National Wildlife Refuge in Polk County will be celebrating its 20th anniversary Sunday with an open house at the refuge visitor center.

The event, which also includes a “Rydell Refuge reunion,” begins at 1:30 p.m. Activities on tap include a presentation and demonstration on monarch butterfly tagging, bug catching, button making, face painting, paw printing, a pollinators’ “larger than life” bubble, a wildlife calls exhibit and wagon rides around the refuge.

If you’ve never been to Rydell, Sunday’s open house offers the perfect excuse. There’s also a seven-mile system, five of which are paved.

In conjunction with Sunday’s open house, the Friends of Rydell Refuge Association is hosting a reunion at noon for past and present members of the group. The open house follows at 1:30 and continues until 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the refuge at (218) 687-2229 or click here: