"Have you ever wondered what makes you look up whenever you hear or see a V-shaped flock of geese going north or south? Is it just the sight or sound, or is it a deeper feeling about the changing seasons? Why do people like to watch ducks or swans swimming in city parks? Is it their graceful swimming and diving, or just the kaleidoscope of color and movement? And why do people ooh and aah when they see the little duckling fuzzballs following their mothers? There is something magnetic about waterfowl that draws the attention and the imagination of both city dwellers and people who live in the country."
Learn to explore, investigate, write/draw and finally share a new knowledge of ducks with your friends by reading the Youth Guide to the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program (10 MB pdf file). You can also go to the Montana Junior Duck Stamp Program webpage (click on "learn more" below) for even more detailed information.
Click on the links for the 2014 Montana Junior Duck Stamp Contest Results in the form of a written description and scanned first, second, third place entries uploaded to Flickr. Now that you have seen how beautiful and great these drawings are, learn for yourself "How to Draw a Duck".
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty—that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know” (Ode on a Grecian Urn, poem ending by John Yeats, 1819).