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    • Short-tailed Albatross chick survives major storm

    • Birds;
    • Gale force winds, rain, thunder, and lightning rocked Midway Atoll on Friday night, Feb. 11th, leading to moderate damage and loss of wildlife. Fortunately, no island residents or visitors were hurt and no major infrastructure was damaged. For at...
    • First Short-tailed Albatross Chick to Hatch Outside Japan

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The chick hatched during a major storm but the parent did an excellent job protecting it from the inclement weather. Establishing a new nesting colony is one of several important steps needed to continue the rare bird’s recovery because volcanic...
    • Captain Jeff Lewis

    • Boats; Coastal environments; Employees (USFWS); Logo; Marine environments; Personnel; Service patch; Uniforms; Work of the Service; Wage Grade Occupations;
    • Refuge employee Jeff Lewis has his USCG 100 ton credentials and is the captain of the refuges 48' research vessel the Ursa Major ll.
    • FWS Vessel Ursa Major II

    • Boats; Coastal environments; Employees (USFWS); Logo; Marine environments; Personnel; Service patch; Uniforms; Work of the Service; Wage Grade Occupations;
    • Wage Grade staff from Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge on board the Service's 48 foot research vessel Ursa Major II, assists the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the loading of fuel drums which were used during surveys of river otter...
    • Coastal erosion

    • Coastal environments; Climate change; Erosion; Wildlife refuges;
    • The marsh system on the Aransas NWR is under constant threat due to erosion. Erosion is caused by a variety of factors, boat traffic and hurricanes are major contributors to erosion on the Refuge. Over the past 10 years multiple projects to armor...
    • Aransas NWR coastal erosion

    • Coastal environments; Climate change; Erosion; Wildlife refuges;
    • The marsh system on the Aransas NWR is under constant threat due to erosion. Erosion is caused by a variety of factors, boat traffic and hurricanes are major contributors to erosion on the Refuge. Over the past 10 years multiple projects to armor...
    • Aransas NWR coastal erosion

    • Coastal environments; Climate change; Erosion; Wildlife refuges;
    • The marsh system on the Aransas NWR is under constant threat due to erosion. Erosion is caused by a variety of factors, boat traffic and hurricanes are major contributors to erosion on the Refuge. Over the past 10 years multiple projects to armor...
    • Coastal erosion

    • Coastal environments; Climate change; Erosion; Wildlife refuges;
    • The marsh system on the Aransas NWR is under constant threat due to erosion. Erosion is caused by a variety of factors, boat traffic and hurricanes are major contributors to erosion on the Refuge. Over the past 10 years multiple projects to armor...
    • Milkweed seeds in a pod

    • Flowering plants; Insects; Invasive species; Plants;
    • Seeds inside of a milkweed pod. Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other...
    • Milkweed standing against the blue sky

    • Flowering plants; Insects; Invertebrates; Plants;
    • Milkweed standing against the blue sky. Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many...
    • Milkweeds in a field

    • Flowering plants; Insects; Invertebrates; Plants;
    • Milkweed in a field. Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of...
    • Milkweed  in a field

    • Flowering plants; Insects; Invertebrates; Plants;
    • Milkweed in a field. Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of...
    • Milkweed in a field

    • Flowering plants; Insects; Invertebrates; Plants;
    • Milkweed in a field. Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkwee Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of...
    • Short's Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species;
    • Short's goldenrod is a rhizomatous perennial generally 2 to 2 and one-half feet tall, with alternately arranged narrow leaves about 2 to 4 inches long and O.2 to O.6 of an inch wide. The largest leaves occur near the middle of the stem. Yellow...
    • Short's Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species; Endangered species;
    • Short's goldenrod is a rhizomatous perennial generally 2 to 2 and one-half feet tall, with alternately arranged narrow leaves about 2 to 4 inches long and O.2 to O.6 of an inch wide. The largest leaves occur near the middle of the stem. Yellow...
    • Milkweed pods in a field

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Insects; Invertebrates;
    • Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of insects use milkweed as...
    • Milkweed pods in a field

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Insects; Invertebrates;
    • Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkwee Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of insects use milkweed as...
    • Common Murres

    • History; Birds; Cliffs; Coastal environments; Migratory birds; Photography; Wildlife refuges;
    • Hand painted glass slide of Common Murres at Three Arch Rocks, photograph taken by Finley and Bohlman during thier first major photography trip together to Three Arch Rocks in 1903. Thier photographs of the area would later help Three Arch Rocks...
    • Milkweed pods and seeds at NCTC

    • Insects;
    • Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkwee Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of insects use milkweed as...
    • Milkweed bugs feasting on milkweed

    • Insects; Plants; Flowering plants;
    • Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of insects use milkweed as...

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