Content tagged with "waterfowl"

Cato Water Control Structure

The Cato Water Control Structure. More

Common Merganser

Photo of a female common merganser, closeup on head and front
Like our other mergansers, the common merganser has a long, slender, serrated bill and dives underwater for fish. This species, however, has only a short head crest and has unique color patterns. More

Common Merganser

Photo of a female common merganser, closeup on head and front
Mergus merganser
Like our other mergansers, the common merganser has a long, slender, serrated bill and dives underwater for fish. This species, however, has only a short head crest and has unique color patterns. More

Common Mergansers (Female)

Photo of two female common mergansers standing and sitting on pond ice
Common mergansers have a long, slender, serrated, red or orange bill with a wide base. Females have a gray body, with a rusty head that is sharply defined against the white neck. Mergansers are divers, and the legs are far back on the body; on land, the posture is upright. More

Conservation Easement Donor Bob Trinity

Photo of Bob Trinity at wetland easement donated to Ducks Unlimited
With the threat of St. Charles County's development encroaching on bottomland habitat, our small hunting club wanted to ensure that our waterfowl habitat restoration efforts would be conserved into the future. Placing a conservation easement on the land was the best way to protect it. Working with Ducks Unlimited on the conservation easement also added the benefit of their expertise in developing a plan to repair some of our infrastructure and better manage the habitat. With their help, we are meeting our mission. More

Coot Burgers and Mallãrd Filléts

an eagle eating on a frozen body of water
Who doesn’t like a cheap and easy meal? I guess that is a rhetorical question... More
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Creative Scours and Low-Profile Levees

This document in illustrates a different slant on creative scours and low-profile levees planned for the Duck Creek CA golden anniversary renovation. More

Cul-de-sac Wetland

aquatic plants in cul-de-sac wetland
Aquatic plants like thalia, duck potato, and mud plantain occur in locations that are flooded longer through the growing season. These areas are valuable habitats that provide cover, bugs and snails to early fall migrating waterfowl. These areas are also used by wood duck broods, herps and native fish. The Cul-de-sac Unit at Otter Slough is a good example of where we’ve planted and managed water levels to promote this diverse wetland community. More

Dirt Today, Teal Tomorrow

aquatic plants in cul-de-sac wetland
While Duck Creek doesn’t typically provide much teal-hunting opportunity, in the coming years we should be able to increase the amount of teal-friendly habitat during this time of year. More
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Ditch at Duck Creek CA

The ditch at Duck Creek CA. More