|Little Swan Lake/Christopherson Slough|
|Canoe the marsh, or go birding in the woodland. If you are here on a summer weekend afternoon, you may hear music in the background. Look south to the hillside where the bison roam. Put away your binoculars and head to the Little Swan Lake Winery for some good wine and local musical entertainment. An additional opportunity for “wildlife viewing”.
Rolling moraine, potholes, and rugged glacial rubble make up this beautiful area. A moraine is a ridge of glacial till - boulders, rocks, gravel and sand - that was deposited as the glaciers melted and retreated from the state. These materials are foreign, having come from northern Minnesota and Canada, stuck in the ice and moved along as the glacier advanced.
The woodland on the south east side of Christopherson Slough is home to warblers, thrush and vireos during migration. Look for nesting Scarlet tanagers, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo bunting, and Great-crested Flycatcher in the summer. Grassland species such as Dickcissel, Sedge Wren, Grasshopper Sparrow, Meadowlark, and Killdeer also nest here. Good waterfowl, deer and pheasant hunting. There is a short trail on the northeast side.
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|Take a short visit to Little Swan Lake and Christopherson Slough via the video below!|
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