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    • Whooping Cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

    • Birds;whooping crane; Endangered species; Texas; NWR; Migratory birds
    • Aransas NWR, Austwell, Texas: These palmettos and prickly pear cacti define just one of the many habitat types found on the 59,000-acre Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the shore of San Antonio Bay. Best known for its large flock of wintering...
    • What do you mean I can't fly yet?

    • Birds; Birds of prey; Foliage; Plants; Trees; Vegetation; Wildlife refuges;
    • A baby Owl is perched as if ready to take off and fly, just one more wonder of the refuge.
    • We just love this place!

    • Aquatic environments; Aquatic birds; Birds; Birdwatching; Coastal environments; Connecting people with nature; Emblems; Environments (Natural); Icons; Interpretation; Islands; Leisure activities; Logo; Marine environments; Landscape photography;...
    • Two of the many happy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteers waiting to welcome you to the refuge and share the fun.
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  Arriving on Nunivak

    • Work of the Service; Personnel; Nunivak; Aircraft; aircraft; Grumman Goose; Wildlife refuges; Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge; ARLIS; Alaska
    • The Pribilof Report 1949. "Eskimos helping a party from FWS airplane to shore. This was the group investigating living condiditons among the Alaska Natives. Dr. Mark Dawber has just stepped ashore. Albert M. Day, Larry Stevens, L. T. Oldroyd...
    • This couple just enjoys being outdoors

    • Adults; Connecting people with nature; Leisure activities; Public access; Recreation; Structures; Tourism; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • A leisurely walk and birdwatching go hand in hand. The boardwalk on the refuge makes the experience more enjoyable.
    • Tebenkov Glacier

    • Glaciers;
    • A distant shot of the Tebenkov Glacier just outside Whittier, Alaska.
    • Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

    • Sweetwater Marsh NWR, Imperial Beach, California: This bit of salt-marsh habitat, just 315 acres, is all that's left of the huge salt marshes surrounding San Diego Bay. The refuge was developed as a result of a court-ordered settlement over a...
    • Successful fishermen in boat

    • Boating; Fishing; Recreation;
    • Two older men enjoying fishing from boat; one man is standing and raising hat while showing the fish he just caught.
    • 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...
    • Short's Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; 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...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Nesting at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Short-tailed albatross nesting (middle of image) for the first time at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying taped bird calls) on Eastern Island for several years to...
    • Shadows and light

    • Coastal environments; Environments (Natural); Grasses; Marine environments; Plants; Scenics; Tourism; Vegetation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pretty photo of the dunes at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Just one more reason to go.
    • Sandhill Cranes

    • Migratory birds; Birds; Wildlife refuges;
    • A group of Sandhill Cranes just before taking flight in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife refuge located in New Mexico.
    • Planting Shin Kee Tract

    • Connecting people with nature; Children; Vegetation; Habitat restoration;
    • Students planted native vegetation at Shin Kee, just outside of Stockton. As part of the restoration project, the students planted willows, buttonwillows and sedges along the banks and levees of the area.
    • Pelican banding

    • Bird banding; Birds; Connecting people with nature; Employees (USFWS); Marine birds; Shorebirds; Surveying;
    • NCTC Deputy Director Jim Willis, handles a young brown pelican while participating in a bird banding/survey event conducted on New Dump Island - a manmade island located in Core Sound just off the town of Atlantic N.C.
    • Paul Heimowitz on camera

    • Invasive species; Interpretation; Photography; Mammals; Rodents; Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Wildlife refuges; Employees (USFWS); Education;
    • While filming at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Paul Heimowitz explains how a breeding pair of nutria can multiply to 16,000 in just three years. The USFWS and Pangolin Film's have joined in an effort to create awareness surrounding...
    • Olaus Murie in Teton Wilderness

    • Environmental Sciences; History; Biologists (USFWS); Wilderness;
    • Olaus Muire standing on creek bank in Grand Teton National Park. Tree line just beyond the opposite bank, with the mountains visible beyond them. 1932


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