Species Spotlight: Weasels at Malheur Refuge

Written by Peter Pearsall/Photo by Alan Contreras Weasels are short-legged, long-bodied mammals of the Mustelidae family, relatives of otters, martens, and badgers. At Malheur Refuge, the long-tailed weasel (Neogale frenata)

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Species Spotlight: Pallid Bat

Written by Alexa Martinez, MNWR Wildlife Biologist Pallid bats are one of the twelve species of bats found at Malheur NWR. Known for their distinct appearance with large ears and

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Mammals of Malheur

Written by Peter Pearsall The unique wetland oasis of Malheur Refuge, surrounded by the sagebrush and juniper desert characteristic of the northern Great Basin, is well known for its migratory

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The Difference Between Rabbits and Hares

Written by Peter Pearsall/Photos by Peter Pearsall The abundance of luxuriant spring growth at Malheur Refuge means plenty of food for resident lagomorphs, the black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) and Nuttall’s

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