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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Centuary at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

    • Flowering plants; Desert plants; Deserts;
    • 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)....
    • Laysan Finch

    • Endangered 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...
    • Buena Vista Lake Ornate Shrew

    • Rodents; Endangered species;
    • The Buena Vista Lake shrew formerly occupied the marshlands of the San Joaquin Valley and the Tulare Basin. Its range has become much restricted due to the loss of lakes and sloughs in the area. It has been recorded from the Kern Lake Preserve area...
    • 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 at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • 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...
    • American flag displayed at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • Green infrastructure; Wildlife refuges; Energy; Exhibits;
    • 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...
    • Maintenance facility at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Maintenance; Equipment; 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 at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • 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...
    • Butterflies of the last oasis sign at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Wildlife viewing; Interpretation; Visitor services; Exhibits; Deserts;
    • 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...
    • Down by the river interpretative sign at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Wildlife viewing; Interpretation; Visitor services; Exhibits;
    • 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...
    • Lake Havasau fishing pier at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Fishes; Fishing; Lakes; Recreation; Leisure activities; 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...
    • Fishing pier at Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Fishes; Fishing; Lakes; Recreation; Leisure activities; 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...
    • Highway over Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Deserts; Scenics; Transportation;
    • 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...
    • 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
    • Hold the bird very still

    • Wildlife management; Youth; Raptors; Landscape photography; Leisure activities; Adults; Birds of prey;
    • Young lady trying to take a picture of a bald eagle
    • Ray Steele Scans Mississippi River Bluffs

    • History;refuge centennial;refuge; Izaak Walton League;
    • The story of wildlife conservation along the upper stretches of the Mississippi River in the mid-20th Century is very much a tale of environmental change, economic growth, and power politics. Created in 1924 as one of America’s most unique...
    • Arctic terns

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

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