The site of The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, a high spot on the western bank of the Mississippi River overlooking the confluence of Pike Creek, was once a corn field belonging to the Smuda family, which lives across the street. Lindbergh State Park and the Lindbergh Historic Site are to the west and north of the museum.
The museum grounds along with the neighboring natural areas provide a landscape that is attractive to a variety of native animals. Museum staff are constantly on the lookout for birds and animals on the property, attempting to get pictures when possible. We share some of these on social media and find that these nature-based posts are favorites among our followers.
Here are photos of a small fraction of the wildlife we’ve seen at the museum.
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum.