Orange you glad for nature!
There’s at least one national wildlife refuge in every state and U.S. territory: [ Fws.gov Link ]

Photos: Tufted puffin by Ilana Nimz, USFWS, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge ([ Fws.gov Link ]
Cinnamon teal by Jim Culp, Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, WA ([ Fws.gov Link ]
Ibis by Mary Ellen Urbanski, Harris Neck National Wildilfe...
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Most of us don't have the chance to get such a view of Alaska, where there are 16 national wildlife refuges. Here's a map of the state: [ Fws.gov Link ]
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Sally Coucke
They are called pronghorn antelopes – but they’re not really antelopes. They are the sole descendants of a deer-like family – and they are the fastest mammal on foot in the West Hemisphere, able to sprint up to 60 miles per hour. Tom Koerner photographed these two at Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado ([ Fws.gov Link ].
They are called pronghorn antelopes but theyre not really antelopes They are
Sandra Hazen
Beth Gibson
Shari Zabroski
How long does it take you to feed your young!
More about Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in Texas: [ Fws.gov Link ]
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Cheryl Henry
Sherry Fairchok
Pure elegance. This little egret was photographed by Warren Bouton at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware ([ Fws.gov Link ].
Pure elegance This little egret was photographed by Warren Bouton at Bombay
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Joyce Vogel Proctor
Caption call winner! Thanks to all who submitted a caption. Many just assumed this photo was the mama red-winged blackbird feeding the young. Indeed, it is dad. Both parents feed their nestlings. Our winner this week is Ina Warren with, “Beetles – it’s what’s for dinner” (in the best Sam Elliott voice).
Caption call winner Thanks to all who submitted a caption Many just
Cathy Ann Molano
Joshua Goodin
Mary Goldenberg
Summertime! The season for travel. If you’re visiting a national park but missing a nearby national wildlife refuge -- then you’re missing half the fun. Here are some great national park/national wildlife refuge pairs: [ Fws.gov Link ]
Summertime The season for travel If youre visiting a national park but
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Mark Secare
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Summertime! Enjoy the season at a national wildlife refuge in your state: [ Fws.gov Link ]

Photos: Clouded sulphur butterfly at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, TX, ([ Fws.gov Link ] by Mlhradlo, Creative Commons; Eastern gray tree frog at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, WI, ([ Fws.gov Link ] by Rachel Samerdyke, USFWS; snowberry moth by Bill Giles; and yellow-headed blackbird by Ryan...
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The recovery of the American bald eagle is one of the nation’s great success stories. Celebrate our national symbol today on American Bald Eagle Day -- and any day. Here is a short list of national wildlife refuges where you can see the beloved bird: [ Fws.gov Link ]
Photo: Dave Menke, USFWS
The recovery of the American bald eagle is one of the nations
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Laura Haarmeyer
Tammy Whitaker Hendrickson
Caption call! This red-winged blackbird was photographed by Gary Davenport at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge ([ Fws.gov Link ] in Washington. Send us your caption! We will name a winner tomorrow.
Caption call This redwinged blackbird was photographed by Gary Davenport at Ridgefield
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Terry Gavin
April Walker-Gibbs Creech
How cool is this? People from all over the world visit Togiak National Wildlife Refuge to see wild and scenic Alaska. Be part of it from your computer, and then visit! More about the refuge: [ Fws.gov Link ]
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It’s National Pollinator Week June 19-25. Let’s celebrate by recognizing that we owe most of our fruits, crops and flowers to the insects and other creatures that carry pollen from flower to flower, fertilizing them in the process. Facts, figures and how you can help pollinators are in a story we call Wings of Life: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS: A Hunt’s bumblebee at...
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Its National Pollinator Week June 1925 Lets celebrate by recognizing that we
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Denise Scribner
Benjamin Vogt
I had an inheritance from my father,
It was the moon and sun.
And though I roam all over the world,
The spending of it’s never done.
--- Ernest Hemingway

Photos: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, AK ([ Fws.gov Link ], photo by USFWS; John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, PA ([ Fws.gov Link ], photo by USFWS; McFadden National Wildlife Refuge, TX ([ Fws.gov Link ], photo by...
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Susan Harrison
Mary Goldenberg
You can see yellow-headed blackbirds at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming ([ Fws.gov Link ], where this photo was taken. They nest in western and prairie wetlands. In winter, they gather in flocks in open fields, often with other blackbirds.
You can see yellowheaded blackbirds at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming
Jamie Thiesfeld
Jeanne Gillis
John Merino
How good are photo opportunities on national wildlife refuges? Great! Just ask Win Goddard, who got this fun image of egrets at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. [ Fws.gov Link ]
How good are photo opportunities on national wildlife refuges Great Just ask
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Viochita Fea
It’s nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. Refuge Manager Sarah Dawsey told the South Carolina Post & Courier newspaper that May was a “really good” nesting month, a pace that could put this year’s nesting season on the record books. More about loggerhead sea turtles at Cape Romain Refuge: [ Fws.gov Link ]
Photo: Dawn Childs, USFWS
Its nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles at Cape Romain National Wildlife
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Before today’s National Nature Photography Day ends, we want to share this extraordinary image created by Alan McFadyen of the U.K. He estimates that it took him some 4,200 hours and 720,000 exposures before he got the perfect image. Read the whole story: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Before todays National Nature Photography Day ends we want to share this
Susan Harrison
Maureen Bean Ui Lassig
Barbara Levesque
These ducks are practicing their dabbling skills. On National Nature Photography Day today, or any day, you can practic your photographic skills on national wildlife refuges in your state: [ Fws.gov Link ]
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Viochita Fea
Pat Bennigsohn
Rita Poe's bequest was extraordinary. But we all can make a difference for wildlife. Please share your stories.
Rita Poes bequest was extraordinary But we all can make a difference
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Caption Call winner! Thanks to all who played. Congratulations to Rebecca Vandenbroeck White who saw what we didn’t and gave us this caption: “What do you think of my tongue ring?”
Caption Call winner Thanks to all who played Congratulations to Rebecca Vandenbroeck
Nell Cook
Katherine Joline
Lori Kotok-Anderson