Painted Lady Butterfly on Lichen-covered Quartzite
Painted Lady Butterfly on Lichen-covered Quartzite

NPS, A. Deming

Pipestone National Monument is home to many animal species. Among the more popular and visible residents are; thirteen-lined ground squirrels, great blue herons, snapping turtles, and beaver. During the spring and fall months, bird watching is a popular activity at the Monument with many migratory species present.

The prairie and riparian (stream) ecosystems support a great diversity of wildlife. There are over twenty-five mammalian species, over one hundred bird species, approximately twenty-six fish species, nine reptiles and amphibians, and numerous insect families. Check out the photos and details under each group of animals for more information.

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36 Reservation Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164


(507) 825-5464 x214
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