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Biologists capture a male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) near Wood River, Nebraska. They will put tiny geolocators, which track sun intensity as well as sunrise and sunset, the birds’ backs. When the birds are recaptured (months from now) and the data is downloaded and used to calculate the birds’ migratory route. The species winters in South America, but little is known of its specific route.

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A bison grazes at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma.

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Cattle at the Texas City Prairie Preserve near Texas City, Texas.

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Cattle at the Texas City Prairie Preserve near Texas City, Texas.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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Bison mother and calf graze at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

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A western buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis) at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Small-flowered blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora) from the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae) at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size. This flower is a native to British Columbia, but not rare and is one of the relatively few flowers in the temperate world to have nectaries (organs that make nectar) on the leaves rather than inside the flower. This feature is thought to enable a symbiosis with ants. The ants defend the plant in order to have access to the nectar.

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Fern-leaved desert parsley (Lomatium dissectum), red-listed by the Canadian provincial government, at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) and chocolate lilies (Fritilaaria affinis) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) and chocolate lilies (Fritilaaria affinis) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) and chocolate lilies (Fritilaaria affinis) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Broad-leaved shooting stars (Dodecatheon hendersonii) and white fawn lilies (Erythronium oregonum) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Broad-leaved shooting stars (Dodecatheon hendersonii) and white fawn lilies (Erythronium oregonum) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Broad-leaved shooting stars (Dodecatheon hendersonii) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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A yellow prairie violet (Viola praemorsa), an extremely rare and imperiled plant in Canada, at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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A yellow prairie violet (Viola praemorsa), an extremely rare and imperiled plant in Canada, at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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A chocolate lily (Fritilaaria affinis) at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Broad-leaved shooting stars (Dodecatheon hendersonii) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Broad-leaved shooting stars (Dodecatheon hendersonii) and white fawn lilies (Erythronium oregonum) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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A propagation facility for rare plants at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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Common camas (Camassia quamash) from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, an extremely rare type of forest in Canada. This preserve is the largest left and is only thirty acres in size.

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A mother grizzly bear and her young in Alaska’s Katmai National Park & Preserve.

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A mother grizzly bear nurses her cubs near Brooks Falls in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve.

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A mother grizzly bear nurses her cubs near Brooks Falls in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve.

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