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Our hatcheries do pollinator education too! For example, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky, they have an obs...
06/26/2021

Our hatcheries do pollinator education too! For example, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky, they have an observation bee hive. It's accessible from outside and visible from the inside to give visitors a chance to get a close look at the bees. And their milkweed plants are in full bloom. Butterflies, honeybees, and other insects are working hard gathering the plant’s sweet nectar. Photo: Meg Redmon/USFWS #PollinatorWeek

06/26/2021

Just another hatchery showing off! 😄 So many beautiful pollinator pics for #PollinatorWeek

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06/25/2021
Highlighting the importance of pollinators

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Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It's the perfect time to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators and the challenges they face.

Beautiful Monarch photos from Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery!
06/25/2021

Beautiful Monarch photos from Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery!

SoooooWhat's a pollinator?  🦋What's the problem? 🍯What's your role? 🤔Pollinator can be a bee, beetle, ant, wasp, butterf...
06/25/2021

Sooooo
What's a pollinator? 🦋
What's the problem? 🍯
What's your role? 🤔
Pollinator can be a bee, beetle, ant, wasp, butterfly, moth, hummingbird, bat or even a small mammal.
Pollinator populations have been declining, and that’s bad news for us and the ecosystem.
You can help by reducing your impact, planting for pollinators, and spreading the word!
Learn more! http://ow.ly/bQbb50FhVKx

Sooooo
What's a pollinator? 🦋
What's the problem? 🍯
What's your role? 🤔
Pollinator can be a bee, beetle, ant, wasp, butterfly, moth, hummingbird, bat or even a small mammal.
Pollinator populations have been declining, and that’s bad news for us and the ecosystem.
You can help by reducing your impact, planting for pollinators, and spreading the word!
Learn more! http://ow.ly/bQbb50FhVKx

Take notice everyone! Without pollinators we wouldn’t have many of the foods, beverages, fibers, spices and medicines we...
06/24/2021
How to build a pollinator garden

Take notice everyone! Without pollinators we wouldn’t have many of the foods, beverages, fibers, spices and medicines we use daily. One thing YOU can do to help, plant a pollinator garden. They can provide flowers from spring to fall. Also, avoid pesticides please.
Here's info on making your own pollinator garden. http://ow.ly/wgRF50FhQs3 #PollinatorWeek

Whether you have a few feet on your apartment balcony or several acres, you can make a difference by providing pollinator habitat. Follow this easy step by step guide to build your own pollinator garden and help ensure the future is filled with pollinators.

Photos from Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery's post
06/24/2021

Photos from Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery's post

06/24/2021
Hummingbird Moth.MP4

Do you know which items have contributed to the large drop in pollinator numbers over the past 25 years? #PollinatorWeek 🦋
1) Fewer places to breed/feed
2) Pesticides
3) Climate change
4) Imported species and diseases
5) All of the above!

Hint: You'll find the info you need here http://ow.ly/YnMQ50FhPnw

A six second video of a hummingbird moth pollinating bright pink flowers in a hanging basket with some wind noise in the background, by USFWS

How's the weather in your neck of the woods? It was a beautiful day for a pollinator walk at this national fish hatchery...
06/23/2021

How's the weather in your neck of the woods? It was a beautiful day for a pollinator walk at this national fish hatchery in Wisconsin.

06/23/2021

Today's question of the day! Our fishy friends, are fish pollinators too? 🤔
#PollinatorWeek

Thank you students! For helping to restore habitat along the Buffalo River for fish, birds, butterflies, and more. For s...
06/22/2021
From Brownfields to Pollinators

Thank you students! For helping to restore habitat along the Buffalo River for fish, birds, butterflies, and more. For several years we have been working with a variety of partners to restore habitat along the Buffalo River Area of Concern at a historic site called Silo City – home to our nation’s longest standing grain elevators. For over 100 years, this site had been plagued by invasive species, environmental contamination, and habitat degradation and is now being revitalized as an urban campus for the arts, the cultural community, and ecological rehabilitation.
#PollinatorWeek Photo by Hagerty, Ryan/USFWS
http://ow.ly/vXcG50FcNNN

Returning Nature to the Shores of the Buffalo River

That's a lot of bees! This Tennessee national fish hatchery received 6 pounds of bees for their apiary.
06/22/2021

That's a lot of bees! This Tennessee national fish hatchery received 6 pounds of bees for their apiary.

Please someone, try this and share with me! 😁🦋 Courtesy Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Kentucky#PollinatorWeek
06/22/2021

Please someone, try this and share with me! 😁🦋
Courtesy Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Kentucky

#PollinatorWeek

Please someone, try this and share with me! 😁🦋
Courtesy Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Kentucky

#PollinatorWeek

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06/22/2021

Timeline Photos

Holy mackerel, that's a lot of carp!

Carp are destructive, nonnative fishes that outcompete native species and put biodiversity at risk.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been electrofishing carp in the Missouri River and its tributaries to better understand the environmental conditions and movement of these fishes. This research will help with the development of effective management and control of bighead and silver carp.

Photo: Silver carp sampling on the Missouri River in South Dakota by Jason Kral/USFWS

I had no idea! Did you?#PollinatorWeek
06/21/2021

I had no idea! Did you?

#PollinatorWeek

Did You Know a Monarch butterfly cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees. They will sit in the sun or "shiver" their wings to warm up.

Photo: A monarch butterfly on milkweed on the east side of our broodstock building.
Photo by Mallory Mackey/USFWS

It isn't all fish all the time! Erwin National Fish Hatchery, TN, likes to mix things up. It's known as one of the large...
06/21/2021

It isn't all fish all the time! Erwin National Fish Hatchery, TN, likes to mix things up. It's known as one of the largest trout broodstock facilities in the country but what might be unknown are the other conservation efforts that aren’t quite so fishy, like their pollinator program.
Their wildflower gardens are a big success attracting many pollinator species. And the community enjoys the gardens too.
These new hatchery inhabitants will help the hatchery expand its growing pollinator education program and educate the community about the incredible importance of pollinators!
Do you have your own pollinator garden? #PollinatorWeek
http://ow.ly/XsWE50FczO9 Photo: Tyler Hern/USFWS

It isn't all fish all the time! Erwin National Fish Hatchery, TN, likes to mix things up. It's known as one of the largest trout broodstock facilities in the country but what might be unknown are the other conservation efforts that aren’t quite so fishy, like their pollinator program.
Their wildflower gardens are a big success attracting many pollinator species. And the community enjoys the gardens too.
These new hatchery inhabitants will help the hatchery expand its growing pollinator education program and educate the community about the incredible importance of pollinators!
Do you have your own pollinator garden? #PollinatorWeek
http://ow.ly/XsWE50FczO9 Photo: Tyler Hern/USFWS

Timeline Photos
06/20/2021

Timeline Photos

Happy Father's Day to the fathers and father figures who spent time with us in nature and carried us through new adventures! Even when you're a loon, fathers carry you on their back.

This male common loon is anything but common! Since 1997, he and his mate have consistently met up and raised young at Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This pair is made up of the oldest known and most productive documented common loons in the world! Learn more about their amazing story: https://www.fws.gov/midwest/news/OldestLoons.html

Photo: Common loon with two chicks by Sara Giles/USFWS.

We recently captured spawning lake sturgeon from the Sturgeon River in Michigan. Why you ask? Small portions of eggs fro...
06/20/2021

We recently captured spawning lake sturgeon from the Sturgeon River in Michigan. Why you ask? Small portions of eggs from 10 females were fertilized with milt from 40 males. The fertilized eggs will hatch in a mobile, streamside trailer and grow to 6-8 inches before restoration stocking in the Ontonagon River. This effort will improve genetic diversity and imprint fish to the target river ultimately restoring the once abundant lake sturgeon to the Ontonagon River. Someday, the fish raised at the streamside trailer during their first summer of life may reach six feet in length and weigh over 100 pounds.
Project conducted by the Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office in Wisconsin in partnership with Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ottawa National Forest and the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior.
Photo of USFWS fish technician releasing a male lake sturgeon, by Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office/USFWS

We recently captured spawning lake sturgeon from the Sturgeon River in Michigan. Why you ask? Small portions of eggs from 10 females were fertilized with milt from 40 males. The fertilized eggs will hatch in a mobile, streamside trailer and grow to 6-8 inches before restoration stocking in the Ontonagon River. This effort will improve genetic diversity and imprint fish to the target river ultimately restoring the once abundant lake sturgeon to the Ontonagon River. Someday, the fish raised at the streamside trailer during their first summer of life may reach six feet in length and weigh over 100 pounds.
Project conducted by the Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office in Wisconsin in partnership with Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ottawa National Forest and the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior.
Photo of USFWS fish technician releasing a male lake sturgeon, by Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office/USFWS

Don’t. Paint. The. Wildlife. 🎨🙅🐢The staff at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery recently rescued this common snapping tur...
06/19/2021

Don’t. Paint. The. Wildlife. 🎨🙅🐢

The staff at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery recently rescued this common snapping turtle that was found covered in spray paint. Turtles need to absorb sunlight through their shells to stay healthy. Luckily, the staff at Wolf Creek was able to remove the paint and safely release the turtle back into the wild. If you find a turtle that has been painted, contact your local wildlife rehabilitator. (Edited)

Photos and toothbrush work by Meg Redmon/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

All for walleye conservation! Movement patterns of these important recreational and tribal subsistence fish are being re...
06/18/2021

All for walleye conservation!
Movement patterns of these important recreational and tribal subsistence fish are being researched in the Keweenaw Waterway and nearby waters of Lake Superior. We are documenting key spawning habitats for conservation and possible enhancement. Our biologists surgically implanted acoustic transmitters into 40 walleyes, which are being detected by underwater acoustic receivers located throughout the area for the next 3 years. Each detection on a receiver records the fish’s transmitter number, date, and time of day to allow fish biologist to describe movement patterns of each fish detected.
Research conducted by the Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office in Wisconsin in partnership with Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Technological University, and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.
Photo of a USFWS fish biologist implanting an acoustic transmitter into a walleye, by Troy Zorn Michigan Department of Natural Resources

All for walleye conservation!
Movement patterns of these important recreational and tribal subsistence fish are being researched in the Keweenaw Waterway and nearby waters of Lake Superior. We are documenting key spawning habitats for conservation and possible enhancement. Our biologists surgically implanted acoustic transmitters into 40 walleyes, which are being detected by underwater acoustic receivers located throughout the area for the next 3 years. Each detection on a receiver records the fish’s transmitter number, date, and time of day to allow fish biologist to describe movement patterns of each fish detected.
Research conducted by the Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office in Wisconsin in partnership with Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Technological University, and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.
Photo of a USFWS fish biologist implanting an acoustic transmitter into a walleye, by Troy Zorn Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Timeline Photos
06/18/2021

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The Hine’s emerald dragonfly was believed to be extinct until one was found near Chicago in 1988. Subsequent surveys found populations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Missouri! Today, we help increase the population of this endangered dragonfly through captive rearing larvae at Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Wisconsin.

Photo: Hine's emerald dragonfly by Paul Burton/USFWS.

Timeline Photos
06/18/2021

Timeline Photos

The commemoration of Juneteenth is a time to both reflect and rejoice. This weekend we observe the important steps that were taken to end slavery and more importantly, take time to celebrate the excellence and resiliency of the African American community.

How did Juneteenth become a historic and celebrated day?

As the Confederacy crumbled, so did slavery along with it. On June 19th, 1865, Union troops made their way to Galveston, Texas to inform the residents that the Civil War had ended and that those who were enslaved were now free.

Although the ratification of the 13th Amendment in December 1865 ultimately abolished slavery in all areas of the nation, Juneteenth captured the jubilation of the end of slavery in the Confederacy.

Want to know more? Check out our blog about this important moment in history: http://ow.ly/tO0j50FcUu6

Photo of a 1900 Texas Juneteenth event courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Since  2006 the  National Fish Habitat Partnership,  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners have funded over 1,100 ...
06/18/2021

Since 2006 the National Fish Habitat Partnership, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners have funded over 1,100 fish habitat conservation projects across the country!

This year the partnership is supporting:
🐟 85 fish habitat projects!
📍 in 34 states!
💲 with 34.5 million dollars!

That's a lot of happy fish! http://ow.ly/87eo50FcVEF

Since 2006 the National Fish Habitat Partnership, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners have funded over 1,100 fish habitat conservation projects across the country!

This year the partnership is supporting:
🐟 85 fish habitat projects!
📍 in 34 states!
💲 with 34.5 million dollars!

That's a lot of happy fish! http://ow.ly/87eo50FcVEF

Looking for trout in Kentucky? Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery produces ~ 1 million brown, brook, cutthroat and rainbo...
06/17/2021

Looking for trout in Kentucky? Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery produces ~ 1 million brown, brook, cutthroat and rainbow trout every year and works with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to stock them across the state. Find your new favorite trout stream at http://ow.ly/tFY750F52Uh

📸 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Looking for trout in Kentucky? Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery produces ~ 1 million brown, brook, cutthroat and rainbow trout every year and works with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to stock them across the state. Find your new favorite trout stream at http://ow.ly/tFY750F52Uh

📸 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What do recycled oyster shells in Louisiana have to do with fish traps on Hawaiʻi Island? They are both locally led effo...
06/16/2021

What do recycled oyster shells in Louisiana have to do with fish traps on Hawaiʻi Island?

They are both locally led efforts to restore fish habitats, remove barriers to fish passage, & reduce erosion!! This year 85 fish habitat conservation projects in 34 states will be funded through the National Fish Habitat Partnership.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is providing $4.3 million, and leveraging an additional $30.2 million through nongovernmental organizations, state resource agencies, and other partners! http://ow.ly/pqjO50FbVZ9

📸 courtesy of Restore Coastal Louisiana.
📸 courtesy of Hui Aloha Kīholo.

06/16/2021

Price check on aisle Gar!

We use small coded-wire tags to shine a light on the hidden lives of fish and improve our ability to conserve their habitat. #Fish150 http://ow.ly/Rcxj50F5sUt

Video by Jessica Radich/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service . Video description: a biologist uses a machine to insert small transponders into alligator gar.

National fish hatcheries are great places to explore for #GetOutdoorsMonth. At Iron River National Fish Hatchery you can...
06/15/2021

National fish hatcheries are great places to explore for #GetOutdoorsMonth. At Iron River National Fish Hatchery you can hike, bird, and practice your archery skills on the free 3D archery range. What's your favorite hatchery to visit?http://ow.ly/mVi550FbaGB

Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. An archer aims down a range at a decoy deer.

National fish hatcheries are great places to explore for #GetOutdoorsMonth. At Iron River National Fish Hatchery you can hike, bird, and practice your archery skills on the free 3D archery range. What's your favorite hatchery to visit?http://ow.ly/mVi550FbaGB

Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. An archer aims down a range at a decoy deer.

Timeline Photos
06/14/2021

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Covered from head to toe! The primary method to control invasive sea lamprey in the Great Lakes is a pesticide called TFM, which kills sea lamprey larvae in streams. Biologists wear protective equipment during control treatments to minimize their exposure to concentrated forms of TFM. When applied in streams, TFM is extremely diluted, presenting no risk to humans. However, you should use discretion and minimize unnecessary exposure to streams during TFM treatments.

The dilution of TFM used in streams is so small, that you would need to be exposed to 15,000 times the typical treatment concentration, drink more than 200 gallons of treated water in one sitting or consume more than 5,000 fish fillets from treated waters in one sitting for harmful effects to occur.

Photo: A biologist measures TFM application rate courtesy of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

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