Archive for the 'Photo Friday' Category

Jan 06, 2012

Photo Friday: Snowy Owl Invasion

Numerous media and bird-watching sources report that many areas are experiencing a snowy owl invasion this winter. The Washington Post reports: It’s typical for snowy owls to arrive in the U.S. every three or four winters, but this year’s irruption is widespread, with birders from the Pacific Northwest to New England reporting frequent sightings of […]

Sep 16, 2011

Photo Friday: Saving the Nihoa Millerbird

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that efforts are underway to establish a second population of the endangered Nihoa Millerbird on Laysan Island within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to prevent the bird’s extinction. Nihoa and Laysan Islands are part of the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which comprise the majority of the atolls […]

Jul 01, 2011

Photo Friday: Piping Plover Banding at Seney NWR

The Friends of Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan have a wonderful Flickr account that you can visit for charming photos such as this one — showing a piping plover chick in the process of being banded at the refuge.  

Jun 17, 2011

Photo Friday: Pad Fire at Merritt Island NWR

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently posted a photo of the pad fire that occurred at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, while the space shuttle Atlantis was getting ready to be rolled out to the launch pad. According to the USFWS: The Pad Fire was started by a lightning strike on the […]

Jun 10, 2011

Photo Friday: Fishing Derby

In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, many refuges held their own fishing derbies. In this photo, kids enjoy fishing at the Northeast Regional Headquarters of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Jun 03, 2011

Photo Friday: White Pelicans at Chase Lake NWR

The Jamestown Sun reports that about 10,000 white pelican nests now dot Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in North Dakota. Last year the BP oil spill possibly affected parts of the pelicans’ winter habitat. But [Refuge Manager] Shook said he hasn’t seen any effects. “I think we would have been concerned this year if the […]

May 27, 2011

Photo Friday: Remembering Rachel Carson

May 27, 2011 is the 104th birthday of Rachel Carson, the author of the groundbreaking “Silent Spring.” In addition to being an accomplished environmental author and mother of the modern environmental movement, Carson was also a long-time employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where she authored several publications on national wildlife refuges in […]