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Scouts show off their milkweed.
Scouts show off their milkweed. Credit: Photo courtesy of Robert Snip/Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts Vie for Top Monarch Award

February 21, 2018
The Fish and Wildlife Service joined the National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts of America last week as the Scouts kicked off their Milkweed for Monarchs program. Scouts will plant milkweed and submit photos of their projects to a photo contest, where winners will be named Top Monarchs. Participants also get a Milkweed for Monarchs program patch.
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Find Your Way: Florida National Wildlife Refuges video snapshot. Click to view.
Find Your Way: Florida National Wildlife Refuges video snapshot. Click to view. Credit: USFWS

Find Your Way: Florida Refuges

February 20, 2018

What's in your backyard? Four young Floridians venture out on a weekend getaway exploring four national wildlife refuges. From paddle boarding with manatees to interactive history to discovering trails, adventure means something different for each of these millennials.
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Three generations of Bowies: Lane (from left), Mark and John, wearing hunting gear.
Three generations of Bowies: Lane (from left), Mark and John. Credit: Phil Kloer/USFWS

Making Memories in a Duck Blind

February 14, 2018

For a 12-year-old hunter in Alabama, connecting with family and the outdoors trumps video games, even in the cold, even if he harvests nothing. “It’s fun to be outdoors and take a break from school,” Lane Bowie says, “and I like being with my dad and grandpa.”
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