Here at Morris Wetland Management District, we grow ducks! We provide breeding habitat for more than 15 species of ducks, geese, and swans. Our most common nesting duck is the blue-winged teal. Like most prairie ducks, blue-winged teal need both wetlands and grasslands; they feed, rest, and raise their ducklings in shallow marshes, but build their nests in grasslands. They are common in the area, but look carefully – blue-winged teal are one of our smallest ducks, and they like to feed and rest along the edges of shallow wetlands. They’re among our latest ducks to arrive in spring and earliest to depart in fall.