Image description: Explore the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge without ever leaving your home on Wednesday, June 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.
Discovery Education is presenting a virtual field trip live from Sanibel Island, FL. The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States, and is famous for its migratory bird populations.
Learn more about the event and sign up to reserve your spot on the “trip.”
Photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
Image description: A California condor hangs out at Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, located in the southwestern San Joaquin Valley foothills of Kern County, California.
Photo by Scott Flaherty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Image description: A coyote closely eyes a mouse at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Coyotes are not finicky and will hunt prey both large and small, from elk to insects and everything in between. This adaptability helps the coyote make its home in both remote regions and near urban areas.
Photo by Rich Keen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Image description: A white-tailed yearling spotted at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Newington, NH.
Photo by Greg Thompson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Image description: The Pacific Fisher.
Fishers have long, slender bodies with muscular, short legs similar to their cousins — weasel, mink, marten, and otter. Their thick, grayish-brown to brownish-black glossy fur tends to be darker on females. White-tipped hairs on the older fisher give a grizzled appearance. This forest carnivore has strong claws for climbing and a long, bushy, black, tapered tail. The also have five toes on each foot and semi-retractable claws which contribute to their ability to climb trees. Males average 4-12 pounds, about twice the size of females.
See more photos from the Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service on Flickr.