Author: Janelle Wicks

Refuge News & Updates

Where Has All the Green Grass Gone?

Written by Evan Heeb, Conservation Consultant for Worthy Environmental   This fall, Wintercreek Nursery and Worthy Environmental will begin rebuilding the landscape around the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. This project

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Species Spotlight

Species Spotlight: Franklin’s Gull

Named after the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, adult birds display a distinctive plumage featuring a black hood, dark gray back, and white underparts. They have a red bill, bright red legs, and a white eye ring. Outside the breeding season, their hood fades, revealing a white head with a dark smudge behind the eye. Juveniles resemble non-breeding adults but with mottled brown plumage and a dark bill.

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