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Traditional taro cultivation provides many ecological and economic benefits. Photo: © Grady Timmons/TNC
River montster? A speciment of an alligator gar. Photo: © Solomon David
Left (top) photo: Henrieville Creek near Henrieville, Utah: a perennial stream. Right (bottom) photo: Coyote Creek, Utah, near Page, Arizona: an intermittent stream. Photographs taken by Joel Shute and Mark Paglierani
A little brown bat successfully treated for white-nose syndrome is about to be released. Photo: Bat Conservation International
Indigo bunting. My new favorite bird. © Tim Lindenbaum
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Male kestrel (Falco sparverius). Photo © Richard Griffin/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
Walk in nature, Auckland, New Zealand. Credit: Kathrin & Stefan Marks/Flickr, through a Creative Commons license.
Hawksbill sea turtle. Photo: Wikimedia user Clark Anderson/Aquaimages under a Creative Commons license
(ALL RIGHTS GRANTED TNC) Peregrine falcon in Colorado, United States, North America. Photo credit: © Janet Haas
A view of Pinnacle Rock, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Photo © Justine E. Hausheer
This week PBS Nature airs The Sagebrush Sea, celebrating the often unappreciated sagebrush ecosystem and its inhabitants. Photo: © Scott Copeland
LANDFIRE Historic Fire Regime Data for Colorado. Map by Randy Swaty/TNC.
Banding assistant Lauren diBiccari holds a northern cardinal at the Mad Island banding station. Photo © Justine E. Hausheer / TNC
3-D image of a tardigrade (a.k.a. water bear) that lives in lichens. Used with permission © Dr. Paul Bartels
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