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Volcanic activity and ice age floods created a landscape with a bounty of wetlands for numerous waterfowl and other wildlife species that now thrive on refuge lands. 

  • Ducks, Geese, and Swans of Turnbull

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    Concern for declining waterfowl populations and loss of wetlands through drainage for farming prompted the establishment of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in 1937.

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  • The Pollinators

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    The perpetuation of most of the Refuge's flowering plants rely on a vast array of beneficial insects such as flies, beetles, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths, and bees for pollination. Several species of hummingbirds also play a role in pollinating Turnbull's flora.

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  • Moose, Deer, and Elk of Turnbull

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    Several species of large hooved animals inhabit the Refuge including moose, Rocky Mountain elk, and white-tailed and mule deer.

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  • Turnbull Introductory EE Video

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    Scheduled a field trip? A six minute video provides an introduction to the Refuge Field Trip Program.

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Last Updated: Apr 08, 2013
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