Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region
Photo Gallery
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Canada bluejoint grows in Lacreek's wet meadows
Canada Bluejoint
Joe pye weed grows in Lacreek's wet meadows
Joe Pye Weed
Foxtail barley grows in Lacreek's temporarily flooded wetlands
Foxtail Barley
Blazingstar is a favorite nectar food source for butterflys
Blazingstar
Wild rose can be found in small patches across the refuge
Wild Rose
Arrowhead is an important food source for trumpeter swans
Arrowhead
Burreed seedheads provide an important foodsource for waterfowl
Burreed
Spiderwort blooms continously from spring into early summer
Spiderwort
Pool 10 in midsummer during a drawdown
Pool 10
Aerial view from the sandhills looking into the Lake Creek Valley
Aerial View
Scenic Pool 8
Pool 8
painted turtle
Painted Turtle
A family group of trumpeter swans on Pool 7
Trumpeter Swans
A group of American white pelicans forage near headquarters
American White Pelicans
rattle snake
Rattle Snake
A marsh hawk soaring above the Refuge grasslands
Marsh Hawk
Burrowing owls use abandoned prairie dog burrows to nest
Burrowing Owls
A monarch feeding on a sunflower
Monarch
Mink are common near refuge wetlands
Mink
A short tailed weasel, or ermine, stops for a curious look
Weasel
A white tailed deer doe in her red summer coat
White Tailed Doe
Twin white tailed deer fawns along Lake Creek
White Tailed Deer Fawns
Using a Bobcat mounted tree shredder to keep the refuges wetlands open
Bobcat Mounted Tree Shredder
Newly established trees are shredded to provide more open wetland conditions
Shredding Trees
Refuge staff making a custom mix to be seeded on the refuge
Seed Mixing
Refuge Biologists conducting a vegetarian survey
Vegetation Survey
An ATV mounted seed broadcaster used to seed native vegetation
ATV Mounted Seed Broadcaster
Refuge staff use swim in traps to capture ducks for banding
Duck Banding
A Bobcat mounted seed stripper used to harvest wetland seed
Bobcat Mounted Seed Stripper
Nuttalls sunflower in bloom
Nuttalls Sunflower
Biological Monitoring
Biological monitoring
Blue winged teal nest
Blue winged teal nest
Burreed and wild rice
Burreed and wildrice
Canada wild rye
Canada wild rye
Drilling seed
Drilling seed
Marsh wren
Marsh wren
Muskrat
Muskrat
Pintail nest
pintail nest
Pool 10
Pool 10
Pool 8
Pool 8
Prescribed Burn
Prescribed Burn
Ringnecked pheasant
Ringnecked pheasant
Seed harvest
Seed harvest
Sharp tailed grouse
Sharp tailed grouse
Short eared owl
Short eared owl
Slough sedge meadow
Slough sedge meadow
Smartweed and beggarstick
Smartweed and beggarstick
Snowy egrets
Snowy egrets
Swainson hawk
Swainson hawk
Swans in flight
Swans in flight
red tailed hawk
Red Tailed hawk
Thunderhead developing
Thunderhead developing
American bittern
American Bittern
Tree swallow
Tree swallow
refuge headquarters
Refuge Headquarters
Vicon seeder
Vicon seeder
Snake Research
Snake Research
Wetland greenup
Wetland greenup
White-tailed deer fawn
White-tailed deer fawn
Windmill
Windmill
Yellow headed blackbird
Yellow headed blackbird
Snapping Turtle
Snapping Turtel
Successful Hunters
Successful Hunters
Swan Capture
Swan Capture
swan high count
Swan High Count
trumpeter swan
Trumpeter Swan
waterfowl in the Sandhills
Waterfowl in the Sandhills
gosling
Gosling
mallards
Mallards
Last updated: November 2, 2012