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    • Refuge Office flood

    • Floods; Natural disasters; Wildlife refuges;
    • Water Reached to Within Inches of the Floorboards of the New Refuge Office Under Construction at Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).

    • Birds; Birds of prey;
    • Three subspecies of the peregrine falcon inhabit North America: the American (Falco peregrinus anatum), Arctic (Falco peregrinus tundrius), and Peale’s (Falco peregrinus pealei). Peregrine falcons are roughly crow-sized—about 15 to 21 inches...
    • 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...
    • Laysan Albatross Chick and Adult

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This Laysan albatross chick was only inches away from being covered by debris during the 2011 tsunami. The adult wasn't so lucky. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March...
    • Black toad

    • Amphibians;
    • The toad's black skin is covered in white and tan speckles and it sports a white midline down its spine from head to rump. Adults are approximately 5 cm (2 inches) in length. They are active during the warmer months and overwinter underground near...
    • Rush Darter habitat

    • Fishes; Endangered species;
    • The rush darter is a small fish that grows to two to three inches long. And it’s even rarer than it is tiny: The species, identified in 1999, is known to exist in only three locations in Alabama. There are no figures on the rush darter population...
    • Rush Darter

    • Fishes; Endangered species;
    • The rush darter is a small fish that grows to two to three inches long. And it’s even rarer than it is tiny: The species, identified in 1999, is known to exist in only three locations in Alabama. There are no figures on the rush darter population...
    • Common loon

    • Aquatic birds; Birds;
    • The common loon is best known for its call and is one of the most recognizable wilderness sounds. The loon is a large bird, about 28 to 36 inches, and has a thick, pointed, black bill. In breeding plumage the loon's head and neck are black with...
    • Colorado hookless Cactus

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • The Colorado hookless cactus is a barrel shaped cactus that ranges from 1.2 to 4.8 inches (in.) (3 to 12 centimeters (cm)) tall, with exceptional plants up to 12 in. (30 cm) tall. Stems range from 1.6 to 3.6 in. (4 to 9 cm) in diameter. The stems...
    • Colorado hookless Cactus

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • The Colorado hookless cactus is a barrel shaped cactus that ranges from 1.2 to 4.8 inches (in.) (3 to 12 centimeters (cm)) tall, with exceptional plants up to 12 in. (30 cm) tall. Stems range from 1.6 to 3.6 in. (4 to 9 cm) in diameter. The stems...
    • Colorado Butterfly plant

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • The Colorado butterfly plant is a member of the evening primrose family and is a short-lived perennial herb with one to several reddish, pubescent stems that are 50–80 centimeters (cm) (2–3 feet) tall. The lower leaves are lance-shaped with...
    • Bluethroat Male

    • Birds; Bluethroats; Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge; Alaska
    • The Bluethroat is one of the smallest members of the Thrush family measuring 5.5 (14 cm) inches in length. The colorful blue throat pattern distinguishes this breeding male from other species. Nests are found on the tundra in thickets near water....
    • Bluethroat Male

    • Birds; Bluethroats; Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge; Alaska
    • The Bluethroat is one of the smallest members of the Thrush family measuring 5.5 (14 cm) inches in length. The colorful blue throat pattern distinguishes this breeding male from other species. Nests are found on the tundra in thickets near water....
    • Bluethroat Male

    • Birds; Bluethroats; Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge; Alaska
    • The Bluethroat is one of the smallest members of the Thrush family measuring 5.5 (14 cm) inches in length. The colorful blue throat pattern distinguishes this breeding male from other species. Nests are found on the tundra in thickets near water....
    • Bluethroat male

    • Birds; Tundra;
    • The Bluethroat is one of the smallest members of the Thrush family measuring 5.5 (14 cm) inches in length. The colorful blue throat pattern distinguishes this breeding male from other species. Nests are found on the tundra in thickets near water....
    • Bluethroat Male

    • Birds; Bluethroats; Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge; Alaska
    • The Bluethroat is one of the smallest members of the Thrush family measuring 5.5 (14 cm) inches in length. The colorful blue throat pattern distinguishes this breeding male from other species. Nests are found on the tundra in thickets near water....
    • Bluethroat male

    • Birds; Perching birds;
    • The Bluethroat is one of the smallest members of the Thrush family measuring 5.5 (14 cm) inches in length. The colorful blue throat pattern distinguishes this breeding male from other species. Nests are found on the tundra in thickets near water.
    • Asian longhorn beetle

    • Forest conservation; Insects; Invasive species;
    • The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) is large, ranging from 0.75-1.25 inches long, with very long black and white antennae. The body is glossy black with irregular white spots. These beetles feed on many species of hardwood trees. Adults can be...
    • Showy Indian Clover

    • Endangered species; Plants; Flowering plants;
    • Showy Indian clover (Trifolium amoenum) is an annual plant in the pea family (Fabaceae). It is erect with hairy stems and leaves. It grows from 10-69 cm tall. (4 to 27 inches)Flowers, which are purple with white tips, grow in dense round or ovoid...
    • 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...

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