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St. George Island, St. Mark's Wildlife Refuge, Florida

We took a quick trip to Florida last week to visit St. George Island again. St. George Island is dog-friendly, allowing them on the beach as long as you clean up after them and have them on a leash. It is very peaceful here, no high rises or big tourist areas, just the kind of place we like. Show More Summary

Rump Day

Mid-week once again. Three down, two to go. (And heck, some of you were off yesterday, so don’t complain.) Rump Day makes a return after taking the month of ‘Tocktober off, for, er, obvious reasons. Wildlife refuge Prairie Dog by Melissa M.

CEO Note: What Do The Recent Election Results Mean for The Oceans?

A glimpse at table corals in the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, located in the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument. George W. Bush established the marine monument during his presidency, and President Obama recently expanded it. Show More Summary

Civilization Exists By Geological Consent...So does life in the Great Valley

2 months agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

Sandhill Cranes at the San Luis NWR The Sandhill Cranes are returning to their winter home in the Great Valley of California! In the next few weeks there will be 20,000 of them arriving at the Merced National Wildlife Refuge a few tens of miles south of Modesto. Show More Summary

Sunday Talking Heads: October 12, 2014

Good morning. Yes, Ebola and ISIS this week, with Election 2014 as well. As an antidote to these Sunday Talking Heads, you can visit all national wildlife refuges for free today. Find one near you.

Photo: Golden sunrise over a Florida lagoon

This sunrise was photographed at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

NASA’s research in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the Virginia-North Carolina border. NASA’s Langley Research […]

Finding Funding for our Nation's Wildlife

Our nation has a tremendous conservation history. We have created a national park system that is the envy of the world; we have a national wildlife refuge system that spans more than 150 million acres; we have thoughtful laws like the Endangered Species Act that step in when wildlife becomes imperiled and needs help to recover. Show More Summary

Watch A Cat Narrowly Escape An Attacking Alligator

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you've ever wondered why cats are said to have nine lives, look no further than this footage captured by an infrared camera trap at Florida's National Key Deer Wildlife Refuge. As this feline learned firsthand, although alligators have a slow metabolism and heavy bodies, they are capable of sudden bursts of speed. Read more...

Marine preserve to become world’s largest in new expansion

A green sea turtle swims in the waters of Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, one of the areas covered under the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. An expansion to the preserve, signed by President Obama, will see the protected waters span 490,000 square miles — the largest in the world. Show More Summary

President Obama Designates World’s Largest Marine Protected Area in Pacific Ocean

Coral at Jarvis Island National Wildlife Refuge, one of the areas protected under President Obama’s designation. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters / Flickr Creative Commons) In a big move for the oceans, President Obama announced today that he’s creating the world’s largest marine protected area. Show More Summary

The Parrots of Howard Beach

2 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

North of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens is a middle class neighborhood, predominantly Italian-American, known as Howard Beach. Named...

Keeping Our Arctic Wilderness Wild

Fifty years ago, the battle to create the magnificent Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in far northeastern Alaska inspired Congress to approve America's Wilderness Act, the law that has since protected millions of acres of some of our nation's most iconic and cherished wild places. The Arctic Refuge is, simply put, astonishing. Show More Summary

Another Great Shorebirding Day at Jamaica Bay

3 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Saturday morning, 30 August 2014, was a perfect time for shorebirding at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s East Pond. The high...

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Late August by Susan Harris

3 months agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

I spent a sublime morning this week at the Blackwater  National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, in the beautiful State of Maryland. Outside the Visitor’s Center, a wildlife garden that includes Butterfly Weed (Asclepias incarnata). The very-familiar Rudbeckia with the rarely used Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua.) One of the many abandoned […]

Peep Show on the East Pond!

3 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Sunday morning was a perfect morning to get out on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The crowds...

Florida Begins Alligator Season, Opens Refuge to Hunters

Florida's public alligator hunt opened on Friday, and this year hunters will have access to the 150,000-acre Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge for the first time. According to Reuters, more than a thousand sportsmen and women applied for the privile...

White House Blocks Construction of ‘Lifesaving’ Road, Tells Alaskans: ‘Get Over It’

Alaskans living on an isolated Aleutian Island, miles from emergency medical care, sued the Obama administration in 2013 for blocking a gravel road that would wind through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and allow residents to reach a vital airport. Show More Summary

More Bad Luck For Depressed Polar Bear

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

As if Arturo's loveless life couldn't get any more sad, Argentina is now refusing to let the bear spend his remaining days in a plush wildlife refuge in Canada.

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