Field Notes

April 9, 2020

Ranger Talks with Theo: DUCKS

This week on Ranger Talks with Theo, Theo tells us all he knows about ducks! Did you know that ducks are omnivores? They eat both aquatic vegetation and small insects, and even some kinds of fish.

Although they’re cute, don’t feed the ducks you see at local lakes! Their waste adds nutrients to the water, which can result in excess algae and weeds.

Here are a few other helpful learning tools:

Ducks | PBS

10 duck crafts | Kids Love What

Ranger Talks with Theo is a four-week series all about native critters as explained by a local 6-year-old. Theo is Caitlin Yoder’s son and a naturalist at heart, from hiking and camping with his family to salamander and mushroom hunting.