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    • Karner Blue-A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin

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    • 8 Karner Blue – A Butterfly Captivates Wisconsin “ Instead of hearing, ‘ I don’t have that butterfly on my property,’ I hear, ‘ How can I get some of that wild lupine seed?’ ‘ You should see the lupine patch I have going!’ or ‘...
    • Now that's level!

    • Adults; Buildings, facilities and structures; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Maintenance; Personnel; Public access; Service patch; Structures; Uniforms; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;
    • Anahuac Narional Wildlife Refuge employee rebuilding the wall and taking pride in a job well done.
    • 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...
    • House finch

    • animals; aves; Birds; Birds; California; Tule National Wildlife Refuge; passerine;Migratory birds; perching Birds
    • A small sparrow-sized bird that prefers orchards, deserts and coastal valleys as well as suburban areas.
    • Anesthetizing Nutria Prior to Tagging

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • A nutria is given a shot to put it to sleep while the collar is measured. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria as well as prevent their spreading.
    • Zebra mussel on native mussel

    • Aquatic environments;
    • The zebra mussel was inadvertently introduced to the United States and is now spreading rapidly, impacting native fish species, as well as clogging power plant intakes. Boaters, anglers, and waterfowl hunters can help prevent further spread of...
    • Kittlitz's Murrelet

    • Biologists; Marine birds; Pelagic; Alaska; Bay
    • A juvenile Kittletz's murrelet, caught on the water of Kachemak Bay, Alaska. This bird was weighed and measured during a project to examine plumage characteristics. Juvenile plumages are not well defined for Kittlitz's, there is a need to...
    • Least Bell's Vireo at nest

    • Birds; Endangered species; Birdwatching;
    • A Least Bell's Vireo brings food to her young nestled away in a well hidden nest.
    • Western Snowy Plover Adult Feeding

    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific Coast population of the western snowy plover is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as threatened. Threats include poor reproductive success, resulting from human disturbance, predation, and inclement weather,...
    • Henzel Park Boating Access

    • Boating; Grants; Public access;
    • Located in Klamath County, this upgrade included restroom, ramp, and boarding floats, as well as ensuring that the entire area is ADA-accessible.
    • Henzel Park Boating Access from a distance

    • Boating; Grants; Public access;
    • Located in Klamath County, this upgrade included restroom, ramp, and boarding floats, as well as ensuring that the entire area is ADA-accessible.
    • Scenic view of solar powered building and paved nature trail

    • Buildings, facilities and structures;Rivers and streams; Wildlife refuges; 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...
    • Laysan Island after the Tsunami

    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View of shoreline looking towards the National Marine Fisheries Service camp. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck Laysan island late on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours into the early...
    • Easy and safe capture!

    • Employees (USFWS); Endangered species; Experimental Population, Non-Essential; Personnel; Resource management; Wildlife management; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;
    • A Red Wolf leaps forward, while biologists capture it to check on it's health and well being. A regular practice at the Alligator National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Checking oil well on Delta National Wildlife Refuge

    • Employees (USFWS); Law enforcement; Oil production; Petroleum industry; Work of the Service; Uniforms;
    • Previously entitled; "OIL WELL CHECKING ON A REFUGE." The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 authorizes oil and gas leasing on refuge lands withdrawn from the public domain. In 1994, 35 units of the Refuge System, reported active gas.
    • Atlantic salmon eggs

    • Endangered species; Fishes;
    • Microscopic view of Atlantic salmon eggs near hatching. By March, and the onset of Spring, Atlantic salmon eggs are well developed. The head, eyes, heart, fins, vertebrae and blood vessels can be seen. Hatching produces a "sac fry" which remains in...
    • Oil well pollution

    • Environmental Sciences; Contaminants; Environmental quality; Equipment; Human impacts; Industries; Oil production; Oil spills; Petroleum industry; Pollutants; Soil degradation;
    • Oil well head and surrounding oil pollution on ground in Park County, Wyoming. Vertical.
    • Lahonton National Fish Hatchery

    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act enabled the USFWS to rehabilitate water well pumps for fish production at the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex. The Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex was authorized in 1956 to mitigate the...
    • Mississippi: Panther Swamp, May 13

    • Floods; Natural disasters; Wildlife refuges;
    • This photo, taken May 13, shows the quarters, shop, well house, oil shed and various outbuildings in five feet of water at Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge near Yazoo City, Mississippi. The water overtopped a nearby levee.

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