Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Big Stone is primarily a grassland system with an interesting prairie-floodplain forest transition. Wildlife diversity is sustained by the variety of habitat types available, including native prairie, seeded grasses, wetlands, wet meadows, floodplain forests, granite outcrops, wood lots, agricultural food plots, and various successional stages of trees and brush along sub-irrigated pool edges.
___ Smooth Softshell Turtle ___ Fox Snake ___ Western Spiny Softshell Turtle ___ Hog Nose Snake ___ Snapping Turtle ___ Mudpuppy ___ Western Painted Turtle ___ Eastern Tiger Salamander ___ Northern Prairie Skink ___ American Toad ___ Red-bellied Snake ___ Dakota Toad ___ Red-sided Garter Snake ___ Western Chorus Frog ___ Plains Garter Snake ___ Northern Leopard Frog ___ Bull Snake ___ Swampy Tree Frog
Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge 25 Northwest Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone: (612)839-3700