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    • Katydid on Early goldenrod

    • Insects; Invertebrates;
    • Close-up of pinkish red insect standing on green stalk with yellow blossoms, viewed from the side.
    • Early Marsh Transportation at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Adults; Wetlands
    • This Fred Flintstone-like contraption is an early dune buggy – standard mode of transportation on waterlogged Gulf coast national wildlife refuges, except when it bogs down, as in this 1949 view of refuge workers at Sabine National Wildlife...
    • By dawn's early light

    • Connecting people with nature; Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service;
    • Mike Rowe, the popular host of the Discovery Channel series "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe," brings his show to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in April 2010. The star and crew showed up...
    • Prescribed cypress prairie burn

    • Fires; Prescribed burning; Wildlife refuges;
    • A cypress prairie burns during a early spring prescribed fire at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Thread-leaved brodiaea

    • Threatened species; Plants;
    • Thread-leaved brodiaea is a purple-flowered perennial herb with flower stalks 8 to 16 inches tall. It blooms from late April to early June and is typically found on gentle hillsides, valleys, and floodplains within moderately moist plant...
    • Jetbead removal

    • Plants; Invasive species; Habitat restoration; Training; Vegetation; Work of the Service;
    • A student enrolled in WLD2139 Invasive Plant Management, a course offered at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center removes jetbead, an invasive exotic shrub from Asia most likely spread from landscape plantings. Notice the leaves are...
    • Wood Bison Calf

    • Mammals; Endangered species;
    • During the early 1800s, wood bison numbers were estimated at 168,000, but by the late 1800s, the subspecies was nearly eliminated. Excessive hunting was the primary factor leading to population decline. Another factor that is thought to have played...
    • Market Hunting of Waterfowl

    • refuge centennial; Waterfowl;History
    • Market hunting – mass hunting of game birds for the dinner table and restaurant trade – pushed several species of waterfowl to the brink of extinction during the late 1800's and early 1900's, and led to a general decline in America’s bird...
    • Laysan Island after the Tsunami

    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View of shoreline looking towards the National Marine Fisheries Service camp. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck Laysan island late on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours into the early...
    • Laysan Island encampment destroyed

    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck Laysan island late on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours into the early morning hours of March 11th.All staff are safe. This work site was vacated as...
    • Scoured Beach at Laysan Island

    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View of shore line south of camp looking south. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck Laysan island late on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours into the early morning hours of March 11th....
    • Laysan Island after the Tsunami

    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View looking north towards camp. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck Laysan island late on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours into the early morning hours of March 11th.All staff are...
    • Fisher

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing;
    • A fisher is photographed at night while trying to take bait. Fishers are opportunistic predators that hunt exclusively in forested habitats where prey is abundant and vulnerable to capture. Their diverse diet includes birds, porcupines, snowshoe...
    • Woodlands in the fall

    • Trees; Environments (Natural); Forests; Foliage; Hiking; Recreation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Early Fall in the forest woodlands
    • Black-Tailed Deer (Doe)

    • Endangered species;
    • Black-tailed deer are smaller than either mule deer or white-tailed deer.Old-growth forests are important for coastal blacktails, as the habitat provides shelter and forage, and also stops buildups of deep, heavy snow. In the southern parts of...
    • Reflection of pines in water at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Trees; Landscape conservation; Climate change; Lakes;
    • The Alaska Highway is the northern boundary of the 682,604 acre Tetlin Refuge for 65 miles northwest of Alaska-Yukon border. From scenic overlooks you can view wetlands important to breeding waterfowl, and boreal forests and alpine habitats...

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