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A neighbor’s promise

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 09:00
Neighbors help neighbors, and sometimes they lift up a community. That’s the case in Elk River, Minnesota, where a family has given the city a present that will keep giving for generations to come.

Weekly Wrap-up: September 7 - 13, 2018

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features awesome opossums, owl sightings, successful nests and more!

Help or hinderance? The best time to take in your hummingbird feeders

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 09:00
As we look out to our once active hummingbird feeders, we’re instantly reminded that the move is on. The return of fall brings the departure of many migratory birds in the midwest. While the result is a noticeable decrease at hummingbird feeders, rare hummingbirds can sometimes use a helping hand in heading on their way to warmer skies. We want to provide some food for thought when it comes to taking in your hummingbird feeders.

Weekly Wrap-up: August 31 - September 6, 2018

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features otter sightings, goldenrod in bloom, sticking out and more!

First-ever releases of endangered Poweshiek skipperling!

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 09:00
We've reached a milestone in our efforts to prevent the extinction of the Poweshiek skipperling, an endangered prairie butterfly. In June, the Minnesota Zoo successfully released two captive-reared Poweshiek skipperling butterflies at a prairie fen site in Oakland County, Michigan. The release is the culmination of a multi-year, international conservation effort to save this highly endangered species.

Weekly Wrap-up: August 17 - 23, 2018

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features white squirrels, monarch migration, fox identification tips and more!

Home is where the pollinator garden is!

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 09:00
When it comes to pollinators, we're not embarrassed to say we take our work home. To prove our point, employees from the Midwest Science Applications Program open up their gardens to give us a sneak peek at what they planted, and share a few words about what inspired them to make their yards havens for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

The United States’ oldest operating federal fish hatchery turns 130!

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 15:50
Neosho National Fish Hatchery just turned 130 years old, and we at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are celebrating the history of the hatchery.

Weekly Wrap-up: August 3 - 9, 2018

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features little skinks, silent flight, bright blackbirds and more!

Working with partners to restore lake sturgeon to the Ontonagon River

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 09:00
Once an abundant resource, the Ontonagon River lake sturgeon population is now the focus of an exciting multi-agency restoration effort. We're partnering with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ottawa National Forest, Upper Peninsula Power Company, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and U.S. Geological Survey to help bring these magnificent fish back to the river.

Weekly Wrap-up: July 27 - Augsut 2, 2018

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features vibrant grosbeaks, hardy cacti, firefly facts and more!

Riverine sanctuary celebrates 60 years of conservation - Celebrating the future and appreciating the past

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:00
Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge is turning 60 this week! Bordering Iowa and Illinois, this river refuge was established in 1958 to provide habitat for migratory birds along the Mississippi flyway. Stopover habitat is essential for providing waterfowl places to rest and refuel. We invite you to join us and learn what makes this refuge so special.

Key migration stopover turns 60 - Celebrating the future and appreciating the past

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 09:00
Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois and Missouri is celebrating its 60th birthday this week! This river refuge is only 20 air-miles from St. Louis, Missouri and almost 3 million people, yet it offers a quiet retreat for birding, fishing, hunting and so much more. We invite you to join us and learn what makes this refuge so special.

Join thousands of citizen scientists to save the monarch butterfly

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 09:00
From July 28 to August 5, 2018, citizens from Canada, Mexico and the United States are invited to join the second International Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Blitz to help identify the monarch butterfly's breeding sites that are essential to its survival. We hope you'll join us!

Weekly Wrap-up: July 20 - 26, 2018

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:00
Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features chipmunk cheeks, snakes on the run, pollinator favorites and more!

Stopping a white-tailed deer poaching scheme in Iowa

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:00
We recognize how important quality, legal deer hunting opportunities are for all Americans. Thanks to a joint investigation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, we put an end to an illegal scheme to take white-tailed deer in Iowa. What started as a state-level investigation into the illegal use of deer tags led to a larger investigation that revealed 16 years of illegal activity by out of state poachers in rural Cedar County, dating as far back as 2002.