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Snow Geese and Bald Eagle over Pool 1

Nature presents: A Duck Creek Drama

We're fortunate to have opportunities to discover nature right around us.

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Grandpas Tractor

Of Marshes and Machines

Although I grew up in a small town, I learned at an early age on my grandpa’s farm that nothing runs like a big green tractor.

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Wood ducks in a trap

Out of the Box: Monitoring Breeding Ducks

Wood ducks and hooded mergansers are one of the hallmarks of Duck Creek and Mingo National Wildlife Area.

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Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

Pool 1: Upcoming Partial Day Closure, June 18th Update

We wanted to let folks know that Pool 1 on Duck Creek will be closed to fishing for one partial day, which has yet to be determined, from first light of day until the completion of the job.

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Aerial photo of flooding on Duck Creek CA's Pools 1,2 and 3

Reporting on Last Spring's Historic Flood Event

While the contractors are busy making progress in Unit A, I thought I’d take a little bit of time to give a short report. Check out the video link to see what we found.

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Clusters of yellow-green algae

Scum of the Earth

So at the beginning of May I was checking on things out at Duck Creek and stumbled upon something I hadn’t encountered before…little green orbs or spheres scattered across the top of the ground.

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Surveying for Bugs

Sometimes it is the little things...

Last week I was out looking to see what kind of food would be available for early season migrants like blue-winged teal.

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Spicebrush Flower

Spring Indicators

As we move into April it looks like spring has finally sprung.

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Newly hatched tadpoles in palm of hand.

Spring Is In The Air ... And Water

The past several days feel like spring might actually show up and stay for a while. The warmer temperatures and rolling thunderstorms seem to indicate there might be a chance of May flowers after all.

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Evaluating plant growth

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Last week we went out into units A and B to see what plants were coming up so that we could start scratching out a game plan for this summer and fall. As we surveyed the area we encountered the good, the bad and the ugly.

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