We have over 4,000 species of native bees buzzing about and pollinating plants in North America. The diversity of these animals is astounding, and they inhabit everywhere from deserts to forests; from wildernesses to backyards. Talk about bee-eautiful!

Photo: Krista Lundgren/USFWS
We have over 4000 species of native bees buzzing about and pollinating
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Dee Patty
If pollinators had online dating profiles, we think they'd go something like this:
Name: Monarch Butterfly
Occupation: Travel Agent
Hometown: Milkweed, USA
About: Travel is life!! I spend winters in Mexico or California. Iโ€™m looking for someone not afraid of crowds, traveling long distances or birds. In search of (ISO) someone real โ€” no viceroys pls. Hit me up if you want epic adventure and...
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If pollinators had online dating profiles we think they'd go something like this:
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Laura Ann Spalinger
Elia Zavala Chavez
Tune in if you want information on fly #fishing!
Jann Turner Dougherty
Looking for a way to celebrate National Pollinator Week? Build a butterfly and pollinator garden in these seven steps bit.ly/2tmqlfu

Video by Danielle Brigida/USFWS
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Sarah Pregitzer
Dave Watts
It's National Pollinator Week! Did you know that these hard-working animals help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants and close to 75% of our crops?

When you think about it, if you help pollinators, you help sustain the world.

Photo: Hunt's Bumble Bee by Ryan Moehring/USFWS
Its National Pollinator Week Did you know that these hardworking animals help
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Oliver Eavener
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Turtles are still out crossing the roads, here are ways you can help: bit.ly/2th8iHu

Photo: Danielle Brigida/USFWS
Turtles are still out crossing the roads here are ways you can help: bitly2th8iHu
Michael Coleman
Brandi Peters
Chuck Van Meter III
Happy Father's Day! Thanks to all the dads out there who work hard to keep us safe.

Video: By Kayt Jonsson/USFWS
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Pamela Quick
Larry Narcisse
"Itโ€™s hard to imagine an American West where the greater sage-grouse isnโ€™t dancing."

Thankfully, it's the partnerships in place that give this bird a promising future. We're grateful for the commitment demonstrated every day by the individuals responsible for conserving this uniquely western bird.
"Itโ€™s hard to imagine an American West where the greater sagegrouse isnโ€™t dancing"

Sunrise and Sage-Grouse on Sacred Ground โ€“ Fish and Wildlife Service News โ€“ Medium

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Tim Strickland
Antoinette Cumming
Michael George
On #WorldSeaTurtleDay, actor Josh Duhamel uses a bracelet made from a hawksbill sea turtle shell as an example that we have a responsibility as travelers: don't buy endangered wildlife souvenirs.
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Sandra Lingle
Rick Schumm
Happy Nature Photography Day! So much gratitude goes to those who take the time to witness and share the wonder of the world around us. Thank you!!

Photo: Skipper by Frank Miles/USFWS
Happy Nature Photography Day So much gratitude goes to those who take
Victoria Ann
Vinny Marchese
Brenda Lewis
You don't know Rita Poe, but when she passed away she left nearly $800,000 to help eight national wildlife refuges and four parks. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Her legacy doesn't end there. It inspired the executor of her will on a journey of a lifetime: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Rita Poe took this photo of a young bull moose at Camas National Wildlife Refuge.
You dont know Rita Poe but when she passed away she left
Pamela Quick
Elizabeth Knox
Kristin Lucas
Know your bee-hinds! Carpenter bees have shiny behinds whereas bumble bees have fuzzy ones.

You can also tell a carpenter bee because their pollen is carried on their back legs but not neatly packed like a bumble bee.
Know your beehinds Carpenter bees have shiny behinds whereas bumble bees have fuzzy ones
Lisa Reid
Velina Rene Swords
Arsilia Gracia
Pacific chorus frogs can change color to better match their surroundings -- it just takes a while! A full change in color can take from weeks to months, but beginning changes can occur in just a few hours.

Photo: Peter Pearsall / USFWS
Pacific chorus frogs can change color to better match their surroundings it
Check out this adorable bobcat kitten spotted at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana! Have you seen any?

Photo: Rob Chapman/USFWS
Check out this adorable bobcat kitten spotted at Big Oaks National Wildlife
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Donna M Stuart
Rise Marie Powers
This cutthroat trout wants to remind you that today's the last day of National Fishing and Boating Week.

Anyone catch anything? Boat anywhere?

Tips for catching cutthroat trout: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo by Bureau of Land Management
This cutthroat trout wants to remind you that todays the last day
Joey Gacnik
Brenda Lewis
Zak Skibo
What sweet climbers! If you share the land with black bears, here are a few helpful tips: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jan Connolly
Therese Hogue
Al Thomas
Wondering what you'll do this weekend? One might say that Great Outdoors Month is an excuse to visit a national wildlife refuge! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Disclaimer: the wildlife you see may not be this cute and fluffy.

Photo: Lisa Hupp/USFWS
Wondering what youll do this weekend One might say that Great Outdoors
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Aline Morrow
Today is World Oceans Day! Something to think about? More people have been to the moon than to the deepest part of the ocean! There's so much left to learn and explore.

Here are 3 inspiring stories for World Oceans Day: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Marine monuments that serve as "hope spots" for the ocean: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo by Ian Shive/USFWS
Today is World Oceans Day Something to think about More people have
Brenda Lewis
Vittoria Valleverde
Then and now: They may start off small, but lake trout grow into the largest of the freshwater char. The record size for a lake trout is 102lbs! And the oldest lake trout on record was 70 years old. Even the trout look surprised! [ Bit.ly Link ] #nationalfishingandboatingweek
Photos by Katie Steiger-Meister/USFWS
Then and now They may start off small but lake trout grow
Yousuf Khan
Scott Hueter
Jodi Castillo-Maher
Remember when this bobcat caught a shark? Bobcats so rarely follow regulations. Full story on this bobcat: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Where humans can get a #fishing license: [ Bit.ly Link ]
#NationalFishingAndBoatingWeek

Photo: Courtesy of John Bailey
Remember when this bobcat caught a shark Bobcats so rarely follow regulations
Irv Smith
Nathan McLain
Chris Workman