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    • Wood Bison

    • Mammals; Endangered species;
    • Wood bison are the largest native land mammals in the Western Hemisphere, 10 to 15% heavier than plains bison. Bulls are slightly larger than cows and average around 1,800 pounds, but can get up to 2,000 pounds. Both males and females have short...
    • Touching the sky

    • Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Conifers; Environments (Natural); Forests; Landscape photography; Scenics; Trees; Vegetation; Wilderness; Banks;
    • You almost get the feeling of being in a storybook land from long ago as you float down the lazy water.
    • Salt Water Cowboys herding Chincoteague ponies

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges; Leisure activities; Recreation;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Peacock Larkspur

    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Species of concern;
    • The peacock larkspur is found only in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Presently, the natural vegetation of the Willamette Valley is experiencing a threat not altogether different in magnitude from the Missoula Floods - human development. Since...
    • Look what I caught!

    • Aquatic environments; Boating; Boats; Coastal environments; Connecting people with nature; Environments (Natural); Fishes; Fishing; Public access; Recreation; Recreation sites; Tourism; Wildlife refuges; Leisure activities;
    • A happy fisherman is almost guaranteed on this refuge.
    • Helicopter Water Drop

    • Fire management; Aircraft; Wildlife refuges;
    • A K-Max Type 1 helicopter drops almost 1,000 gallons of water on the Lateral West Fire burning at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk, VA.
    • Great egret

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Wading birds;
    • Bird standing alertly almost knee deep in quiet water in Siskiyou County, California. Vertical. For more information about wading birds visit http://www.fws.gov/birds/.
    • FWS Employee Bands Brown Pelican

    • Endangered species; Birds;
    • FWS personnel banding a Brown Pelican. Pelicans almost disappeared from Texas because they were poisoned by the pesticide DDT, which caused them to lay thin-shelled eggs which broke during incubation. Because they were not able to produce young,...
    • FWS Biologist Researches Blind Ozark Cavefish

    • Endangered species; Fishes
    • The Ozark cavefish is found in small cave streams with pool areas. The water source is almost always an upwelling from the groundwater table. Suitable caves are usually found in the vicinity of large permanent streams. Over collecting and pollution...
    • Desert Mallow

    • Plants; Flowering plants;
    • Desert Mallow is a two foot perennial with many one inch orange flowers on a two to three foot spike with gray, almost fuzzy foliage.
    • Debeque phacelia plants

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • Phacelia submutica is a low-growing, herbaceous, spring annual plant with a tap root. The stems are typically 0.8 to 3 in (2 to 8 cm) long, often branched at the base and mostly lying flat on the ground as a low rosette (Howell 1944, pp....
    • Debeque phacelia habitat

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • Phacelia submutica is a low-growing, herbaceous, spring annual plant with a tap root. The stems are typically 0.8 to 3 in (2 to 8 cm) long, often branched at the base and mostly lying flat on the ground as a low rosette (Howell 1944, pp....
    • Debeque phacelia

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • Phacelia submutica is a low-growing, herbaceous, spring annual plant with a tap root. The stems are typically 0.8 to 3 in (2 to 8 cm) long, often branched at the base and mostly lying flat on the ground as a low rosette (Howell 1944, pp....
    • Debeque phacelia

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • Phacelia submutica is a low-growing, herbaceous, spring annual plant with a tap root. The stems are typically 0.8 to 3 in (2 to 8 cm) long, often branched at the base and mostly lying flat on the ground as a low rosette (Howell 1944, pp....
    • Crested caracara

    • Shorebirds; Birds; Birdwatching; Birds of prey
    • Pair of almost identical Crested caracara
    • Chincoteague Ponies at annual Assateague Island swim

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Chincoteague Ponies after swim from Assateague Island

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges; Leisure activities; Recreation;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • California condor "General"

    • History; Endangered species; Birds; Birds of prey; Perching birds;
    • "General", William Finley's pet condor at his home in Oregon known as Jennings Lodge. "He loved to sit, with wings spread wide to the sun and watching life on the river. Almost daily a turkey-vulture sailed overhead, turning to look at him, not...
    • Blind ozark cavefish research

    • Research; Endangered species; Biologists (USFWS); Caves; Caving;
    • The Ozark cavefish is found in small cave streams with pool areas. The water source is almost always an upwelling from the groundwater table. Suitable caves are usually found in the vicinity of large permanent streams.

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