Archive for March, 2011

Mar 28, 2011

Video Monday: Crystal Digging at Salt Plains NWR

Have you ever heard of crystal digging at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma? Below the plains, ground water travels through the salt-saturated sand and comes to the surface where it evaporates, leaving the crust of salt. The concentrated saline solution combines with gypsum to promote selenite crystal growth in a portion of […]

Mar 21, 2011

Refuge News Briefs – 03/21/11

Few ever see a wild Florida panther, but a photographer scores a trifecta 6th Grade Goes on a Wildlife Trip Navy Base Becomes Wildlife Preserve Trinity River Refuge Headquarters Ground Breaking Event Friday On a mission to restore the Louisiana bayou Column: PSE&G Wants Another Power Line Upgrade; Now’s The Time To Ask Questions

Mar 21, 2011

NCTC Eagle Cam Loses Eaglet

Sad news from the Eagle Cam at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia. The popular NCTC Eagle Cam lost its sole chick this weekend. An intruder eagle (a young female) has been attacking and challenging the resident pair at the Eagle Cam nest, and prevented them from caring […]

Mar 21, 2011

Video Monday: Snow Geese at Squaw Creek NWR

Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwestern Missouri. The 7,415-acre refuge was established in 1935 as a resting, feeding, and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Early March is a great time to view snow geese at Squaw Creek NWR, which hosts upwards of 500,000 of the geese, as seen in […]

Mar 18, 2011

Photo Friday: Midway Atoll NWR – Tsunami Update

Latest Update: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that Wisdom, the albatross, has returned to Midway. ————————— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released an updated announcement regarding the impact of the tsunami on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific. Apparently, the 60-year-old albatross “Wisdom” has not been seen alive […]

Mar 16, 2011

Chincoteague NWR Loses Eagle Cam Eggs

Unfortunately the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia had a run of bad luck when 71 mph winds blew down part of their Eagle Cam nest and all three eggs were lost. According to The disappointment of the fallen nest hit park ranger Sally Bowden like a brick when she opened the visitor center […]

Mar 15, 2011

Refuge News Briefs – 03/15/11

Oldest Albatross Survives Tsunami Damage to Midway Atoll Making Tracks: Florida Panther Week Kicks Off Where the wild things are: Chicago’s backyard national refuge Stockton Teams Up With Forsythe to Train Naturalists Is The Florida Panther Up Next For Extinction? US Fish and Wildlife Service approves 15-year conservation plan for W.Va. wildlife refuge Sea-Level Rise […]