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    • Alamosa/Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

    • Alamosa/Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wetlands; Mountains; Wildlife refuges
    • Alamosa and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges are adjacent refuges in southern Colorado. Alamosa is on the upper end of the Rio Grande while Monte Vista is just west of there. They share some interesting features and wildlife. From an...
    • Bar-tailed Godwit

    • Bar-tailed Godwit
    • Birds; Aquatic environments; Shorebirds; Godwits; Alaska
    • Shorebirds are a diverse avian group. These groups form the 49 species of shorebirds that are common in North America. They generally have small bodies, long, thin legs and no webbing on their feet. One of the interesting facts about shorebirds is...
    • Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge sign

    • Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge sign
    • Wetland restoration; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;
    • The Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge was created in September of 1994 ". . .for the development, advancement, management, conservation and protection of fish and wildlife resources ." The refuge has grown to over 10,000 acres via...
    • Bradshaw's Lomatium

    • Bradshaw's Lomatium
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys;
    • Image of Bradshaw's lomatium. Willamette Valley prairies support a wide range of interesting plants. Because plants are the core of the prairie, prairie preservation and management should start with a fundamental understanding of plants.
    • Common Snipe

    • Common Snipe
    • Birds; Shorebirds; Aquatic environments; Alaska
    • Shorebirds are a diverse avian group. These groups form the 49 species of shorebirds that are common in North America. They generally have small bodies, long, thin legs and no webbing on their feet. One of the interesting facts about shorebirds is...
    • Fender's Blue Butterfly

    • Fender's Blue Butterfly
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Insects; Endangered species;
    • Image of an endangered female Fender's Blue Butterfly. Willamette Valley prairies support a wide range of interesting plants. Because plants are the core of the prairie, prairie preservation and management should start with a fundamental...
    • Golden Paintbrush

    • Golden Paintbrush
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Threatened species;
    • Image of a threatened golden paintbrush. Willamette Valley prairies support a wide range of interesting plants. Because plants are the core of the prairie, prairie preservation and management should start with a fundamental understanding of plants.
    • Greater Sage Grouse

    • Greater Sage Grouse
    • Birds;
    • One of the most interesting aspects of the greater sage-grouse is its nearly complete reliance on sagebrush. These birds cannot survive in areas where sagebrush does not exist.
    • Kincaid's Lupine

    • Kincaid's Lupine
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Threatened species;
    • Image of the threatened Kincaid's Lupine. Willamette Valley prairies support a wide range of interesting plants. Because plants are the core of the prairie, prairie preservation and management should start with a fundamental understanding of plants.
    • Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Montana

    • Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Montana
    • Wildlife refuges; Mountains
    • Lee Metcalf NWR, Stevensville, Montana: All seasons of the year are interesting at this beautiful little refuge set in the midst of the Bitterroot National Forest in southwestern Montana. All manner of birds are found here, from the majestic bald...
    • Nelson's Checker-mallow

    • Nelson's Checker-mallow
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Threatened species;
    • Image of the threatened Nelson's Checker-mallow. Willamette Valley prairies support a wide range of interesting plants. Because plants are the core of the prairie, prairie preservation and management should start with a fundamental understanding of...
    • Pale Larkspur

    • Pale Larkspur
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys;
    • Image of pale larkspur. Willamette Valley prairies support a wide range of interesting plants. Because plants are the core of the prairie, prairie preservation and management should start with a fundamental understanding of plants.
    • Red Phalarope

    • Red Phalarope
    • Birds; Aquatic environments; Shorebirds; Phalaropes; Alaska
    • Shorebirds are a diverse avian group. These groups form the 49 species of shorebirds that are common in North America. They generally have small bodies, long, thin legs and no webbing on their feet. One of the interesting facts about shorebirds is...
    • Rock Sandpiper

    • Rock Sandpiper
    • Birds; Aquatic environments; Shorebirds; Sandpipers; Alaska
    • Shorebirds are a diverse avian group. These groups form the 49 species of shorebirds that are common in North America. They generally have small bodies, long, thin legs and no webbing on their feet. One of the interesting facts about shorebirds is...
    • Ruddy Turnstone on Nest

    • Ruddy Turnstone on Nest
    • Birds; Shorebirds; Aquatic environments; Turnstones; Alaska
    • Shorebirds are a diverse avian group. These groups form the 49 species of shorebirds that are common in North America. They generally have small bodies, long, thin legs and no webbing on their feet. One of the interesting facts about shorebirds is...
    • Ruddy Turnstone on Nest

    • Ruddy Turnstone on Nest
    • Birds; Aquatic environments; Shorebirds; Turnstones; Alaska
    • Shorebirds are a diverse avian group. These groups form the 49 species of shorebirds that are common in North America. They generally have small bodies, long, thin legs and no webbing on their feet. One of the interesting facts about shorebirds is...
    • Sand dune

    • Sand dune
    • scenics; Grasses; Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges;
    • Lying along a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay, the six units of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge consists of varied coastal habitat including changing sand dunes. Here one can find such interesting species as the...
    • Sand Formations Around Cape Peirce

    • Sand Formations Around Cape Peirce
    • Scenics; Landscapes; Wildlife refuges; Togiak National Wildlife Refuge; Cape Pierce; Togiak Gallery
    • Interesting shapes are formed in the sandy beaches and dunes around Cape Peirce through the combined action of rain, wind, and waves.
    • Sandwich terns

    • Sandwich terns
    • Birds; Shorebirds; Wildlife refuges;
    • What an interesting name for a bird! These sandwich terns are hanging out at Breton National Wildlife Refuge.

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