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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Willamette Daisy

    • Willamette Daisy
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Endangered species;
    • image of the endangered Willamette Daisy. 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly

    • Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Insects;
    • The Taylor's checkerspot was once found throughout grasslands in the Willamette Valley, Puget Sound, and south Vancouver Island. The historic range and abundance of the Taylor's checkerspot is not precisely known because exhaustive searches did not...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Shaggy Horkelia

    • Shaggy Horkelia
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Species of concern;
    • Image of a shaggy horkelia, a species of concern. 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...
    • White-Topped Aster

    • White-Topped Aster
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys;
    • Image of the white-topped aster. 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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