King of All He Surveys
April 20, 2011
Sitting majestically atop a utility pole at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a bald eagle is king of all he surveys. Kennedy co-exists with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which provides a habitat for 330 species of birds including bald eagles. A variety of other wildlife--117 kinds of fish, 65 types of amphibians and reptiles, 31 different mammals, and 1,045 species of plants--also inhabit the refuge. For information on the refuge, visit http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/Index.html.
Topics: Environment, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Merritt Island, Florida, Geography of the United States, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Karl E. Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Protected areas of the United States