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Grackle Michelle Baker

The Great-tailed Grackle

WHICH WETLANDS PARK BIRD HAS A VOICE LIKE A RUSTY GATE HINGE?  Great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus...
Snowy Egret John Drake

The Snowy Egret

Which Wetlands Park hunter has beautiful white plumage and yellow slippers?  Snowy egrets (Egretta thula)...
Wolfberry Leavitt

The Anderson Wolfberry

WHAT WETLANDS PARK SHRUB IS RELATED TO A TOMATO PLANT?  Anderson Wolfberry (Lycium andersonii), also...
Mallard Walker

The Mallard

What duck is a real “quacker” with an interesting family life?  Unquestionably, the mallard (Anas...
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The Ruby-crowned Kinglet

WHICH “GRAY BIRD” ACTS LIKE IT’S HAD TOO MUCH CAFFEINE?”  Birders often say that “little...
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The Barn Owl

WHICH RARE OWL WITH A “VALENTINE’S DAY” FACE MIGRATES THROUGH WETLANDS PARK?  Completely silent in...
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The Indigo Bush

WHAT WETLANDS WONDER MAY FLOWER WITHOUT LEAVES?  What a show!  One of the great joys...
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The Red-tailed Hawk

WHich wetlands PARK HAWK HAS AN ANIMATED FILM CREDIT? Flap. Flap, flap. Flap. Flap!!!  In...
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The American Coot

WHICH WETLANDS PARK RESIDENT HAS A DISTINCTIVE WHITE SNOOT AND SWIMS LIKE A DUCK… BUT...
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The Common Reed

WHAT WETLANDS PARK PLANT IS “TALL, GREEN, AND HANDSOME” IN SUMMER, “TALKATIVE” ALL YEAR LONG,...

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