How Does That Work?
Why do ducks need those little wetlands anyway? Find out in this cartoon.Paddy O'Mallard Cartoon
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Did You Know...
During breeding season, ducks eat mostly animal matter such as snails, shrimp, aquatic insect larvae, and earthworms. These animals provide the protein needed for egg development and laying.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Blue-winged Teal: Copyright Cole Morris
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2014