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    • One very happy heavy equipment operator!

    • Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Equipment; Logo; Management; Personnel; Resource management; Service patch; Uniforms; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;
    • A female Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge employee enjoys her work on the refuge.
    • Just get a good grip!

    • Aquatic environments; Children; Connecting people with nature; Education; Education outreach; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Environmental education; Environments (Natural); Fishing; Icons; Interpretation; Law enforcement; Leisure activities;...
    • A little girl tries her hand at fishing for the very first time, smiling all the way.
    • Fishing at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Connecting people with nature; Fishes; Fishing; Freshwater fishes; Leisure activities; Public access; Recreation; Recreation sites; Rivers and streams; Tourism; Visitor services; Water sports; Wildlife refuges;...
    • A very happy visitor caught this beautiful Red Drum fish, first thing in the morning on the refuge.
    • Narrow-leaved Coneflower

    • Flowering plants; Plants;
    • Close up of a reddish pink flower with a very dark purple, nearly black, center. Often found in prairie grasslands, and a favorite for both butterflies and birds. For more information about wildflowers visit the National Plants Database Additional...
    • Sockeye salmon

    • Recreation; Fishing;
    • David Warnberg with a very nice fly rod caught red (sockeye) salmon taken on the Kenai River near the confluence of the Russian River. This is one of the most popular fisheries in Alaska.
    • Dragonfly flitting on a small branch

    • Wildlife Refuges; Aquatic environments; Predators; Insects;
    • Dragonflies are important predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps, and very rarely butterflies. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands
    • Hawaiian monk seal

    • Islands; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • Endemic to the Hawaiian archepelago and found mostly in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Nihoa Island to Kure Atoll). Increasing sightings reported from main Hawaiian Islands (Island of Hawaii to Niihau). These atolls and islands are very remote...
    • Black-headed grosbeak perched on tree limb

    • Migratory birds; birds;
    • Female-plumaged Black-headed Grosbeak is very similar to female-plumaged Rose-breasted Grosbeak but has buffier breast and has streaking confined to the sides. For more information on passerines visit:
    • Fish and Wildlife Service employee showing tree

    • Arboreal environments; Conifers; Employees (USFWS); Endangered and/or Threatened species; Habitat conservation; Plants; Softwoods; Trees; Wildlife refuges;
    • Fish and Wildlife Service employee showing very long needles of longleaf pine sapling. This pine species is in declining numbers.
    • Centuary at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

    • Flowering plants; Desert plants; Deserts;Endangered and/or Threatened species
    • Found "no where else on earth" --The spring-loving centaury, Centaurium namophilum, is considered to be endemic to the Ash Meadows area (meaning it is definitely found within the refuge borders but also in adjacent federal and private lands)....
    • Arctic terns

    • Birds; Marine birds;
    • Good crisp image of two terns on rock on water. Very good lighting and color. Donna Dewhurst Collection. Sterna;
    • Sea turtle nest relocation

    • Oil spills; Employees (USFWS); Reptiles; Relocation;
    • June 28, 2010 sea turtle nest relocation: Sea turtle eggs are very delicate. The temperature of the eggs can affect the sex of the turtle. Boys are cool, girls are warm. Photo by Bonnie Strawser, USFWS.
    • Laysan finch

    • Endangered and/or Threatened species; Birds;
    • Laysan Finch (Telespyza cantans), is a member of the Hawaiian Honeycreeper family, and is rather common on its namesake island. The species is not likely to be confused with any other bird on Laysan Island, because no other songbird is...
    • Civilian Conservation Corps, White River National Wildlife Refuge

    • Logging; Lumber industry; History; Wildlife refuges;
    • Logging at White River National Wildlife Refuge by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Very large tree trunk being transported on a large 8-wheeled cart; driver sits at the head of the vehicle in the center. More felled logs are on the left. Wood...
    • Manatee swims close to the surface

    • Mammals; Marine mammals; Oil spills;
    • Manatees swim close to the surface and frequently come up for air. They also come to Florida in the summer months. Manatees will probably run into the oil spill in the Gulf, and there could be very serious results.
    • Monk Seal on Laysan Beach

    • Adults; Birds; Coastal environments; Islands; Research; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Bird banding; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Monk Seal on Laysan Beach. An adult monk seal is usually dark gray or brown with a light gray or yellow belly. Adults can weigh anywhere from 375 to 500 pounds; adult females are generally larger than males. Pups are jet black and usually weigh 25...
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Seth Farris and Jacob Hill (University of Florida) carry the sea turtle eggs from the first nest in a contraption that looks very Romanesque!
    • Red Fox at Cape Newenham

    • Animals; Mammals; Wildlife refuges; Togiak National Wildlife Refuge; Togiak Gallery
    • Red foxes are one of the many furbearing mammals that make their homes in Togiak Refuge. They can be very curious and often approach people but are still wild animals.
    • Pumping plant and bridge at Lake Havasu

    • Wildlife refuges; Water management; Rivers and streams; Buildings, facilities and structures; Green infrastructure;
    • Situated in central-western Arizona along the Lower Colorado River, the Bill Williams River extends a short 40 miles before emptying into the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. A portion of the river and its unique habitat are protected within the Bill...
    • Green infrastructure

    • Green infrastructure; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Energy;
    • Situated in central-western Arizona along the Lower Colorado River, the Bill Williams River extends a short 40 miles before emptying into the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. A portion of the river and its unique habitat are protected within the Bill...


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