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It’s summertime! And here in the east coast of the United States, the long days of warm weather provides perfect time for outdoor fun with the whole family, including dogs!

 

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We all have our own ways of expressions, but this Snowy Owl certainly has the best!
Photo by @shravanregretiyer3lenses

Snowy Owls are one of the largest and most powerful and yet strikingly beautiful of all North American owls. They are relatively long-lived, thought to usually live more than 10 years of age in the wild. There are records of captive birds reaching 28 years old.
Sadly, due to habitat loss and other threats there are now less than 30,000 individuals estimated to be in the wild. They are now categorized as vulnerable by the IUCN red listed of threatened species.
While these birds breed in North America in Alaska and across northern Canada, they are also spotted in states like New Jersey during the winter when move here in search of prey.

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Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United States. Around 49 million Americans (of all ages) participated in freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing.
Since 1952, there has been an increase in the number of people participating in Catch and Release fishing in the USA. Angler fish for fun rather than for food. After capturing the fish they unhook and return the fish to the water. Recreational fishing is intended as a technique of conservation.
Catch and Release improves native fish population by allowing more fish to remain and reproduce in the ecosystem. Releasing native fish caught while in a National Park will help to ensure that enjoyment of this recreational opportunity will last for generations to come.
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Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United States. Around 49 million Americans (of all ages) participated in freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing.
Since 1952, there has been an increase in the number of people participating in Catch and Release fishing in the USA. Angler fish for fun rather than for food. After capturing the fish they unhook and return the fish to the water. Recreational fishing is intended as a technique of conservation.
Catch and Release improves native fish population by allowing more fish to remain and reproduce in the ecosystem. Releasing native fish caught while in a National Park will help to ensure that enjoyment of this recreational opportunity will last for generations to come.
In the picture above, an angler holding a rainbow trout fish. The fish was later released into the water. Trout fish like these are important indicator of high water quality. The state of New Jersey has surprisingly abundance and variety of self-sustaining wild trout populations. Population of wild trout inhabit nearly 1000 miles of streams located in small, upland streams in the northern tier of the state.
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Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United States. Around 49 million Americans (of all ages) participated in freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing.
Since 1952, there has been an increase in the number of people participating in Catch and Release fishing in the USA. Angler fish for fun rather than for food. After capturing the fish they unhook and return the fish to the water. Recreational fishing is intended as a technique of conservation.
Catch and Release improves native fish population by allowing more fish to remain and reproduce in the ecosystem. Releasing native fish caught while in a National Park will help to ensure that enjoyment of this recreational opportunity will last for generations to come.
In the picture above, an angler holding a rainbow trout fish. The fish was later released into the water. Trout fish like these are important indicator of high water quality. The state of New Jersey has surprisingly abundance and variety of self-sustaining wild trout populations. Population of wild trout inhabit nearly 1000 miles of streams located in small, upland streams in the northern tier of the state.
Join me Shravan Regret Iyer @shravanregretiyer3lenses and explore ‘This is America’
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It’s Spring and the beginning of the warm weather — with temperature reaching around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s exactly what these Eastern Painted Turtles we’re looking for after surviving the brutally cold winter by burying itself on the bottom of a body of water and hibernating from Oct till March.
These turtles are fond of basking on platforms or sloping log where they can get their entire bodies out of water. Basking helps these turtles increase the internal temperature and aiding in food digestion and maintaining a healthy immune system. All ages bask for warmth and share their space along side other species of turtles found here in the USA. Sometimes more than 50 individuals can be seen together on one log. They start the day at Sunrise and emerge from the water to bask for several hours and return to water to forage. They re-emerge for one to two more cycles of basking and feeding the same day. Underwater the turtles need to maintain a body temperature of 63-73 degrees Fahrenheit. While hibernating the body temperature of these turtles average around 43 degrees Fahrenheit.
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It’s Spring and the beginning of the warm weather — with temperature reaching around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s exactly what these Eastern Painted Turtles we’re looking for after surviving the brutally cold winter by burying itself on the bottom of a body of water and hibernating from Oct till March.
These turtles are fond of basking on platforms or sloping log where they can get their entire bodies out of water. Basking helps these turtles increase the internal temperature and aiding in food digestion and maintaining a healthy immune system. All ages bask for warmth and share their space along side other species of turtles found here in the USA. Sometimes more than 50 individuals can be seen together on one log. They start the day at Sunrise and emerge from the water to bask for several hours and return to water to forage. They re-emerge for one to two more cycles of basking and feeding the same day. Underwater the turtles need to maintain a body temperature of 63-73 degrees Fahrenheit. While hibernating the body temperature of these turtles average around 43 degrees Fahrenheit.
Join me Shravan Regret Iyer @shravanregretiyer3lenses and explore ‘This is America’
Also visit @regretiyerproductions@shravanregretiyer & shravanregretiyer.com for more immersive stories from the natural world.