Blog Posts from Duck Creek CA Updates - 2013

Coot Burgers and Mallãrd Filléts

Dec 13, 2013

Who doesn’t like a cheap and easy meal? I guess that is a rhetorical question...

an eagle eating on a frozen body of water

A Different Duck, Indeed

Nov 27, 2013

This weekend a hunter harvested a bird that is quite foreign to our neck of the woods...

A Different Harvest

A Different Duck

Nov 14, 2013

I have a confession to make. I may be a different duck. During a crisp fall morning in the marsh, I get a kick out of...

Gadwall on the Wing

2013 Virtual Tour of the Duck Creek Renovation

Oct 28, 2013

Would you like to take a virtual tour of Duck Creek? Follow the link and see for yourself.

Unit A Prior to Waterfowl Opener

Bird's-Eye View

Oct 17, 2013

Have you ever wondered what it is like for a duck to migrate cross-country, viewing the landscape from several thousand feet?

Flooded habitat for early fall migrants

2013 Mast Crop Survey

Oct 09, 2013

As the leaves on the trees begin to turn, another fall mast survey has wrapped up on Duck Creek.

2013 Annual Acorn Survey

What to do, teal season is through

Sep 27, 2013

September’s teal season came to an end last weekend, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a reason to get out and explore Duck Creek.

Early fall aerial of Unit A and Pool 1

2013 Teal Season Details at Duck Creek

Sep 04, 2013

Duck Creek and Dark Cypress Swamp will be open for teal hunting. Here is more information about how and where...

Dark Cypress in August 2013

Out of the Box: Monitoring Breeding Ducks

Aug 16, 2013

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

Wood ducks in a trap

End of July 2013 Update

Aug 01, 2013

Back in May we laid out what we were hoping to accomplish this summer.

rainfall comparison 2013

First Fruits of the Season

Jun 28, 2013

Across the countryside the different stages of cultivated crops create a living patchwork. As I walk around Duck Creek I can see a different kind of multi-cropping system at work.

Buttonbush Flower

June 2013 Update on Summer Activities

Jun 12, 2013

As I drive across Duck Creek it is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time.

Responding Vegetation

Summer Break? Not at Duck Creek

May 23, 2013

Over the past few months we’ve laid out our plans, checked workloads, and set our goals. Weather permitting, we will put boots on the ground and continue with the wetland renovation at Duck Creek this summer.

Duck Creek spillway repair

Making May Memories

May 09, 2013

This spring is definitely one to be remembered...

Family Outings

Spring Indicators

Apr 10, 2013

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

Spicebrush Flower

The Grand-daddy of them all...

Mar 19, 2013

Although I work with fisheries staff I’m technically not a “fishhead," but believe I’m starting to take a shine to some of these finned creatures.

Disturbing Thoughts

Feb 22, 2013

With the buildup of ice and potential damage to trees as they begin to flex and potentially snap under the excessive weight, I had a couple “disturbing” thoughts.

Nature presents: A Duck Creek Drama

Feb 04, 2013

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

Snow Geese and Bald Eagle over Pool 1

2012 Duck Creek Waterfowl Season Wrap-Up

Jan 10, 2013

Each year is different and this one is definitely followed suit. The record drought restricted the amount of options migratory waterfowl could use as stopover habitat during their southward migration over the Mississippi Flyway.

Ducks in a pond