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    • Bald Eagles nesting at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

    • Coastal environments; Birds of prey; Predators; Wildlife refuges; Islands
    • In the summer of 2006, a pair of bald eagles nested on the south side of Beluga Slough near the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. Thousands of visitors were able to watch the nest building and rearing of the young until fledging...
    • Black rhinoceros

    • International conservation; Mammals; Extinctions;
    • The African black rhinoceros is an extinct subspecies. Historically, it once occurred across most of the west African savanna. Until recently, only a few individuals survived in northern Cameroon, but on July 8, 2006 the World Conservation Union...
    • Historic Cheadle Barn

    • Historic sites; Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • Cheadle barn is located near the south end of the Refuge at the end of an access road on a hill just west of Muddy Creek. This barn was constructed in 1900 by Earnest Brimmer for Richard S. Irwin. Irwin owned the property until his death in the...
    • Historic Cheadle Barn

    • Historic sites; Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • Cheadle barn is located near the south end of the Refuge at the end of an access road on a hill just west of Muddy Creek. This barn was constructed in 1900 by Earnest Brimmer for Richard S. Irwin. Irwin owned the property until his death in the...
    • Holding Room

    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Work of the Service;
    • The holding room at Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery where the eggs will live until they hatch.
    • Malhuer lake bird's nest

    • History; Historic sites; Birds; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Bird nest located in Malheur lake, 1908. Finley and Bohlman photos of the area in 1908 helped President Roosevelt declare Malheur a bird refuge in 1908. Malheur was once threatened by plume hunters until it was declared a refuge.
    • Mancos milk-vetch plant with fruit

    • Endangered species; Plants;
    • The Mancos milkvetch (Astraualus humillimus Gray ex. Brandegee) was listed as an endangered species on June 27, 1985 (USFWS 1985a) by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The species is known from orthwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado...
    • Oil soaked boom

    • Oil spills; Oil spills;
    • Boom that has done its job soaking up oil, but now is stranded on a portion of beach at the Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge. It will be a hazard to wildlife until removed.
    • Pagosa skyrocket flower

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket flowers and syrphid fly

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket habitat

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Pagosa skyrocket plant

    • Plants; Endangered species;
    • Ipomopsis polyantha is an herbaceous biennial 12 to 24 inches (in) (30 to 60 centimeters (cm)) tall, branched from near the base above the basal rosette of leaves. Deeply divided leaves with linear segments are scattered up the stem. Stems and...
    • Peacock Larkspur

    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Species of concern;
    • The peacock larkspur is found only in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Presently, the natural vegetation of the Willamette Valley is experiencing a threat not altogether different in magnitude from the Missoula Floods - human development. Since...
    • Ring-billed gull

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds;
    • Close-up of an immature ring-billed gull in Siskiyou County. For more information about birds visit http://www.fws.gov/birds/. Eyes of ring-billed gulls don't turn pale until later in life, and this is a young bird (in its second calendar year,...
    • Safe Harbor Agreements

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    • 7 Environmental Defense, a nonprofit organization, was the key in reaching out to Long and provided funding for biologists to conduct population surveys for the toad on his property. Long is helping Environmental Defense and the Service promote...
    • 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...

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