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Duckweed Days At Sweetwater Wetlands   3 comments

Mallard Ducks on Emerald-green Duckweed Pond (Sweetwater Wetlands, June 16, 2021) — Image by kenne

Duckweed, an emerald-green hydroponic plant, has covered most ponds at the wetlands this summer. 
The plant, which grows on the water surface without soil, makes irregular warm-season appearances at
Sweetwater, which doubles as a wastewater treatment facility and lush wildlife habitat.

Duckweed is harmless and disappears naturally in the fall. It removes nitrates from the reclaimed water,
and it’s good for the ducks. It’s a plant that ducks eat, providing a lot of protein.

— kenne

 

Two Visitors Waddle By   Leave a comment

Two Visitors Waddle By (04-15-15) — Image by kenne

A Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist is teaching kids as two mallard ducks waddle by.
Nothing like being outdoors in nature’s classroom.

Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is specially fond
Of a puddle or pond.
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms ups.

 
— Ogden Nash

Mallard Ducks On The Tanque Verde Wash   Leave a comment

Mallard Ducks-2-blogMallard Ducks On The Tanque Verde Wash — Image by kenne

When the wash is dry
We find this pair in our pool —
Tell then we don’t share.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Mallard Ducks   4 comments

Christmas 2012

Male (Drake) Mallard Duck Near The River Shore

Christmas 2012

The Drake Preening Himself.

Christmas 2012

The Female Mallard Is Not Following, But Is In Hot Pursuit. — Images By kenne

Capturing The Moment — May I Have This Dance? Quack! Quack!   4 comments

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Mallard Ducks On The Colorado River — Images by kenne

Behold the duck 

It does not cluck. 

A cluck it lacks. 

It quacks. 

It is specially fond. 

Of a puddle or pond.

When it dines or sups,

It bottoms ups.

The Duck — Ogden Nash

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