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    • Sea turtle nest relocation

    • Oil spills; Employees (USFWS); Reptiles; Relocation;
    • June 28, 2010 nest relocation: As many as 80 sea turtle nests are typically laid on Alabama’s beaches with as many as 50,000 hatchlings. Photo by Bonnie Strawser, USFWS.
    • Red Elderberry, Fireweed and Wild Raspberry

    • Wildflowers; Wildlife refuges; Berries;
    • Much of the lower altitudes of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge are lush with vegetation. Many different berries and flowering plants grow here. Berry pickers have many varieties to from which to choose.
    • Grass carp

    • Fishes; Fisheries management;
    • Grass carp is an Asian fish species that was imported into the United States in the 1960s. Because many conservationists wanted to reduce human dependencies on use of toxic chemicals, This introduction was considered to be an alternative to...
    • Rhino horns

    • Wildlife management; Work of the Service;
    • Rising global demand for rhino horn – both for alleged medicinal value and ornamental use – has led to an epidemic of poaching in Africa, as well as theft and illegal trade in rhino horns from museums and private collections. Illegal...
    • Rhino horns

    • Animal industry; Water management; Wildlife restoration; Work of the Service;
    • Rising global demand for rhino horn – both for alleged medicinal value and ornamental use – has led to an epidemic of poaching in Africa, as well as theft and illegal trade in rhino horns from museums and private collections. Illegal...
    • Aerial view showing many waterways

    • Scenics; Landscape photography; Wildlife refuges; Mountains; Wetlands; Water management;
    • Aerial view showing many waterways at Selawik NWR. In a remote corner of northwestern Alaska lies Selawik Refuge, a special place of extreme climate, free-flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife. Here where the boreal forest of Interior Alaska meets...
    • Milkweed bugs feasting on milkweed

    • Insects; Plants; Flowering plants;
    • Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of insects use milkweed as...
    • Milkweed pods and seeds at NCTC

    • Insects;
    • Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkwee Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of insects use milkweed as...
    • Milkweed pods in a field

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Insects; Invertebrates;
    • Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of insects use milkweed as...
    • Milkweed pods in a field

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Insects; Invertebrates;
    • Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkwee Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of insects use milkweed as...
    • Milkweed standing against the blue sky

    • Flowering plants; Insects; Invertebrates; Plants;
    • Milkweed standing against the blue sky. Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many...
    • Milkweeds in a field

    • Flowering plants; Insects; Invertebrates; Plants;
    • Milkweed in a field. Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of...
    • Milkweed  in a field

    • Flowering plants; Insects; Invertebrates; Plants;
    • Milkweed in a field. Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of...
    • Milkweed seeds in a pod

    • Flowering plants; Insects; Invasive species; Plants;
    • Seeds inside of a milkweed pod. Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other...
    • Milkweed in a field

    • Flowering plants; Insects; Invertebrates; Plants;
    • Milkweed in a field. Common Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it. Monarch Butterflies, Milkwee Bugs, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many other species of...
    • White-haired Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • This yellow flower is threatened. The primary threat to the survival of white-haired goldenrod is the many visitors to rockshelters in the Red River Gorge area each year. In 1989, approximately 260,000 people visited the Red River Gorge Geological...
    • White-haired Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • This yellow flower is threatened. The primary threat to the survival of white-haired goldenrod is the many visitors to rockshelters in the Red River Gorge area each year. In 1989, approximately 260,000 people visited the Red River Gorge Geological...
    • Robert Hines and Rachel Carson

    • History; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); History; Marine ecology;
    • National wildlife artist Bob Hines (1912 - 1994) and agency writer and editor Rachel Carson (1907 -1964) spent many hours along the Atlantic coast visiting national wildlife refuges and gathering material for many of the agency’s pamphlets and...
    • Adults and children pretend to be bears

    • Adults; Children; Connecting people with nature; Education; Education outreach; Environmental education; Interpretation; Leisure activities; Public access; Recreation; Vegetation; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Youth;...
    • Children really get to experience the life of a bear. One of the many programs available at the refuge.
    • I think I see something

    • Amphibians; Children; Connecting people with nature; Environments (Natural); Rivers and streams; Vegetation; Wetlands; Wildlife viewing; Youth; Urban refuge
    • A boy enjoys looking for critters in the water on the refuge. One of the many things for children and adults to do.

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