Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Northern Hemisphere’s most abundant duck. Mallards are one of the marsh or dabbling ducks. They feed by dabbling the surface or by upending. Sometimes they feed on land.


Seven ducks showed up as small ducklings waddling up a driveway with no adult duck and no water in the vacinity. They were raised at the NPWRC center. Photo taken 8/6/00.


A full sized lake at last! The seven ducks were released at a private lake with plenty of vegetation for the them to eat. The ducks never had enough room to fly while at the center, but as a final good-bye, one of the ducks flew around the lake and landed beautifully on the water, just as though flying had always been part of its daily routine.

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Good To Grow LED Systems, Controllers And Salad Boxes

Titan Controls Spartan Series Complete Digital Environmental Controller

This will enable you to definitely control and monitor the environment within your growroom. Highlighting a simple-to-utilize interface, this advanced controller is anything but difficult to program and utilize. Each set point (CO2, humidity and temperature) are modified utilizing an arrangement of dedicated knobs. Readings are shown on simple-to-read digital displays. The sensor that estimates the CO2, light, humidity and temperature levels in your grow room is attached to the controller with a 15-foot line. The closure resists moisture, rust and dust. The controller specs are 14.5A most maximum/120V/60Hz.

SuperCloset Dryer Tent Kit

Presenting the new SuperCloset Complete Dryer Tent Kit. This framework accompanies all that you require for your post-harvest achievement. The custom drying rack assembly is sufficiently solid for your most copious harvests and is effortlessly movable to allow for custom spacing to suit your requirements. The included holders offer an advantageous method to hang your drying plants to uniformly space them for an even cure. A flexible interior circulation fan helps with keeping your environment completely circulated, killing the threats of high humidity. It works hand-in-hand with your odor protection to keep your dryer system neat and void of mildew and mold.

California LightWorks Solar System 1100

The Solar System 1100 was produced by planters for planters, so you can be sure it will convey in reliability and quality. The 1100 matches the sun’s spectrum, enabling you to grow your plants from seed to harvest while setting them up for better wellbeing and yield at reduced energy costs for you. Utilize the Solar System Controller to customize the range and its force for your plants’ development stage and urge encourage improvement to boost yield.

The 1100 highlights the most recent generation of high-productivity LEDs and additionally the most adaptable control system available. The Solar System 1100 is completely programmable to mirror natural conditions, from a day by day dawn/dusk setting to season-specific light structures, including autumn-like red-dominant lighting to encourage flowering and summer-like blue-dominant light to encourage vegetative growth.

Hydrofarm Salad Box

The Salad Box, accessible only from Hydrofarm, is extraordinary for any individual who needs to keep a consistent supply of herbs and fresh salad greens handy and prepared for harvests. It can be utilized outside or inside under grow lights, and fits flawlessly under Hydrofarm’s Jump Start Two-foot T5 Grow Light System. Utilizing an inactive hydroponic strategy, the Salad Box requires no power and almost no upkeep. Highlighting eight plant sites, the Salad Box comes with everything required (with the exception of water) to transform seedlings into mixed greens. It also comes with nutrients, drain plugs, net cups, top-off bottle, a reservoir tray and eight Root Wraps.

Reiziger Peat Mix

Reiziger Peat Mix isn’t just the most innovatively advanced peat mix at any point made, it is likewise the best. Its recipe is astoundingly powerful, giving your plants the ideal supply of water and air, bringing about solid roots to become sound, lovely plants. This is a substrate the intrepid, the confident and the inquisitive. Exceptional execution is joined with fine-tuned ingredients, all conveyed in a style that oozes a feeling of refinement and mystery. Intended to push the limits of manufacture and design, Reiziger Peat Mix is the quintessence of The Seed Bank of Holland’s dream: Take the best that exists and make it more prominent.

Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

These skunks dwell in deserts, woodlands, grassy plains, suburbs across most of the U.S. and southern Canada.

Photo taken 5/4/03.
This tiny skunk was found near a newly constructed home.

Photo taken 5/4/03.
The skunk is growing. It will soon be put in an outdoor enclosure.

Photo taken 5/18/03.
The skunk stomps its feet as a warning before it sprays.

Photo taken 5/18/03.
Photo taken 5/18/03.

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Cottontail

Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)

Buff-brown above white below. Slightly larger, with longer hind legs and longer tail than a Brush Rabbit. It eats grasses, mesquite, other green plants, bark, twigs and cactus. It’s range is up to 15 acres for males and 9 acres for females. It can climb sloping trees. It does not usually rest in “forms” (shallow depressions in the ground), but, it sometimes rests in burrows of other animals when the vegetation is sparse.

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Scrubjay

Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)

Lives in a variety of brushy areas including chaparral, open woodlands and residential areas. There is some geographical variation in color patterns. The upperparts including wings and tail are blue, the back is grey or brownish depending on the area, and the underparts are grayish white with a blue incomplete necklace.
Photo taken 6/8/02.


Birds mature quickly. Look at the difference two weeks makes in this Scrub Jay. It was moved to an outdoor habitat where it learned how to fly and then the Scrub Jay was released.

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Nightheron

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

 

Small, stocky, short-billed, short-necked, and short-legged when compared to other herons, egrets and bitterns. Most active at night, roosts during the day. Occupies various wetland habitats including marshes, wooded swamps and forests along rivers and streams. The adult has a black cap and back, pale gray wings, whitish underparts and a red eye. Juveniles are gray-brown with spots and streaks.

This Black-crowned Night-Heron had a broken wing that was starting to mend incorrectly. After surgery and rehabilitation, it was released on private property where there is a stream that has plenty of fish and frogs for it to eat.

 

 

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House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

The male’s head, throat and eyebrows are orange to deep red that blends into a streaked buff-brown belly and flanks. The female is greyish-brown with darker streaking. House Finches are the most abundant birds living near humans in suburban areas of the West.

Photo taken 6/17/01.
There are 5 House Finches in this family. They are learning to eat seeds and to perch on twigs. Currently, they prefer to sit on each other or in their water dish.

Photo taken 6/17/01.
These House Finches were successfully released in the area where they were originally found.

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