Mallard flock (Anas platyrhynchos)
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Title: White River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas
Alternative Title: (none)
Creator: Hester, F. Eugene
Source: WV-9572-Centennial CD
Publisher: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge
Contributor: NATIONAL CONSERVATION TRAINING CENTER-PUBLICATIONS AND TRAINING MATERIALS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: waterfowl, mist, flooded, bottomland, hardwood forest
Abstract: White River NWR, DeWitt, Arkansas: White River National Wildlife Refuge lies along 90 miles of Arkansas' White River near its confluence with the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers. Seasonal flooding of these three mighty waterways creates a patchwork of streams, creeks, ponds, and oxbow lakes. In winter, as much as 90 percent of the refuge may be under water, creating paradise for waterfowl such as these mallards. Alternately, the flooding presents a real challenge for upland species such as black bears, forcing them to den and bear their young high up in the trees. But nature provides as the cypress and oaks may have trunks 5 feet across giving the bears adequate den sites.
Available: November 19 2002
Issued: November 19 2002
Modified: May 10 2004