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This Valentine's Day Fall in Love with Nature

Valentine's Day is a perfect time to fall in love with nature. Go
outside to experience the excitement of a majestic bald eagle or the
thrill of a bright red cardinal, whether in your own backyard or at one
of America's national wildlife refuges. There is a national wildlife
refuge or fish hatchery just an hour's drive from most major
metropolitan areas, and all are inviting portals to the natural world.

The Service's "Let's go Outside" web site (www.fws.gov/letsgooutside)
contains a wealth of information to help families connect with nature,
including:

· Electronic Valentines, in both English and Spanish, featuring bald
eagles, red foxes and even turtles, that are great to send to friends
and family.
· Fact sheets about numerous wildlife species, including bald eagles,
moose, sea turtles, and cardinals.
· Tips on how youngsters and their families can start observing
wildlife.
· Links to maps and a special events calendar that can help families
find places to go and see nature up close.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others
to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their
habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both
a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known
for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural
resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For
more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit
www.fws.gov.

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