Rush River Delta State Natural Area
The Rush River Delta protects a floodplain forest at the mouth of the Rush River where it flows into Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River. Lowland hardwoods dominate the 325-acre property. These floodplain forest areas are very important to breeding birds like the Red-shouldered Hawk, Acadian Flycatcher, and Cerulean and Prothonotary Warblers. The delta also holds a small Great Blue Heron rookery. A sand spit extending into Lake Pepin provides nesting habitat for turtles and feeding and nesting areas for shorebirds including Forester-Æs and Common Terns. Mallard Ducks and Wood Ducks use the areas extensively.
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Fresh Art Fall Tour 10/04/2019 - 10/06/2019 Maiden Rock - 0.36 miles away
Fresh Art Fall Tour 10/04/2019 - 10/06/2019 Maiden Rock - 1.07 miles away
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days 9/14/2019 - 9/15/2019 Pepin - 11.1 miles away
St. Mary's Fall Festival 9/28/2019 Durand - 16.84 miles away