Wildlife Watching

White-Nose Syndrome Threatens Bat Populations

Carter Caves State Resort Park and Kingdom Come State Park in eastern Kentucky can be added to the list of state and national parks who have noted white-nose syndrome (WNS) among their bat populations.

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Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

The Mojave Desert, Colorado Plateau and Great Basin meet in the 45,000 acres of Red Cliffs NCA. This allows for unique plantlife found nowhere else on earth including the dwarf bear poppy and Shivwits milkvetch. The Mojave desert tortoise, an endangered species, is just one on the list of ...

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Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area

In the southwestern corner of Washington County, Utah, the Beaver Dam Wash NCA is 63,500 acres of an ecological transition zone between the Mojave desert and the Great Basin. Desert Bighorn Sheep and Mojave desert tortoise find a home in the lower elevation filled with creosote bush, white bursage ...

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Historic Bouldering at Horsetooth Reservior

A northward view over Horsetooth Reservoir, CO. Photograph by Kacey HerlihyPerched in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Horsetooth Reservoir overlooks the Colorado town of Fort Collins, about an hour north of Denver. The reservoir, approximately 6.5 miles in length and a half-mile in width, was constructed in 1949 as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.

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Birdcams Provide Unique Opportunity to Viewers

Ospreys gather on a nest at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. A webcam located below the bird with opened wings gives a close-up view of nesting activity. (Photo: Tom Lorsung)Though National Wildlife Refuges offer visitors the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural habitat, the chance to see animals up close and personal is not always available. Until now.

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Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1928, the Upper Klamath NWR is 15,000 acres of almost entirely fresh water marsh. The Refuge provides a great nesting and brood rearing area for waterfowl and colonial nesting birds including American white pelican and several heron species. Bald eagle and osprey can sometimes be spotted fishing ...

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