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from Discover Nature Notes

Just For the Birds

Feb 19, 2018

FEATHERS ARE JUST FOR THE BIRDS: Only birds have feathers, and every bird has them. They are a natural engineering marvel that provide many functions like insulation from the heat and cold, displaying for courtship, and most impressively, lift and drag for flight. See a variety of bird feathers up close in the video and learn more fun facts in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Road Runner

from MOre Quail

Hunting Public Land Quail

Dec 12, 2017

Hunting quail on public lands can be very challenging. So much so that hunters are often left with the impression there are no quail to be found; even on areas where proven survey techniques have documented good quail populations.

Quality quail habitat

from Duck Creek CA Updates

2017 Duck Creek Update: Conditions, Work, and Future Plans

Sep 18, 2017

I realize there haven't been any recent updates on Duck Creek and wanted to give folks an idea of what has happened this summer, how things are shaping up for this fall, and what is in the works for next year.

Flooded field

from Fresh Afield

Testing the Waters

Sep 09, 2016

Have you ever been interested in duck hunting, but the idea of weathering the cold has kept you from taking that extra step out into the marsh?  Or perhaps you do duck hunt, but have that friend who tried it once, had leaky waders in the dead of winter, and swore he or she would never go back.  Well, it just so happens ... 

Blue-winged Teal In Flight