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Photo Essay: Spring on the Prairies

A look at what breeding waterfowl will find as they return to the Duck Factory
April is a time of renewal on the prairies. Winter slowly releases its icy grip on the landscape and the first waterfowl pairs begin to return as snow melts and ice thaws. Returning ducks should find favorable wetland conditions across the pothole country this spring, thanks to a good frost seal and runoff from a solid snow pack. (photo by Jennifer Kross)