Jordan River National Fish Hatchery

Life at Jordan River Welcome

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Our agency is known for our scientific excellence, our stewardship of lands and natural resources, and our dedicated conservation and wildlife professionals.

While we hope that this page will help you stay connected to our work, we also hope that it will keep us connected to you and the issues you care about. Your participation on this page is vital and all feedback is welcome--both good and bad. Your perspective is welcomed and we hope that conversations about the Service can be productive, fun, and engaging. 09/06/2018

Monarch Watch : Biology : Sexing Monarchs

Did you know??
You can determine the sex of a Monarch just by looking at the chrysalis!
Read all about it here on - Biology: sexing monarchs. Monarch Watch is a cooperative network of students, teachers, volunteers and researchers dedicated to the study of the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus and its spectacular fall migration. 07/30/2018

Join thousands of citizen scientists to save the monarch butterfly

Are you a fan of the Monarch Butterfly? Join thousands of citizen scientists to save the monarch butterfly!
Help to accumulate an international wealth of information and track the status of this pollinator icon. From July 28 to August 5, 2018, citizens from Canada, Mexico and the United States are invited to join the second International Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Blitz to help identify the monarch butterfly's breeding sites that are essential to its survival. We hope you'll join us! 06/25/2018

How to Make Homemade Suet | Suet Recipes - Birds & Blooms

Bring a wide variety of birds to your back yard. Enjoy 4 easy recipes for homemade suet cakes!
Click the link below and go to for your homemade bird treat ideas! Readers share their best money-saving suet recipes for feeding birds. 06/21/2018

WAFWO - Island Marble Butterfly

We are pleased to announce the USFWS has listed the Island Marble butterfly as endangered and is making steps toward preserving this beautiful creature!
According to an article in the Xerces Society Spring 2018 Edition of "Wings" the Island Marble is "Among the most imperiled animals in the world. Fewer than two hundred adults were observed during surveys in 2017".
Click the link below for more information. The USFWS wants you to get outside and enjoy nature. Find events in the Pacific NW and Pacific Islands and fun activities for families and educators. 06/18/2018

Pollinators Home Page - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Celebrate National Pollinator Week!
Join the USFWS and celebrate 🐝Bees, 🦋🌷Butterflies, 🐞Beetles,🕊️ Birds and other little🦗 critters that make life for us so wonderful!
Click the link below and see what the FWS is doing to help promote our pollinators! These hard-working animals help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants, and nearly 75% of our crops. Often we may not notice the hummingbirds, bats, bees, beetles, butterflies, and flies that carry pollen from one plant to another as they collect nectar. Yet without them, wildlife would have few... 05/21/2018

House Finch or Purple Finch? Here's How to Tell Them Apart

Ever wondered the difference between a house finch and a purple finch?
This discussion came up here at work. This great page from will help! Some clues to help distinguish between these two often-confused finches. 05/18/2018

Journey North - Query Results

Monarch sightings are happening around the Ann arbor & Detroit area! They will be here very soon! With the cold spring we have been having our milkweeds are slower in growing... please do not mow down your dandelions as they are a source of nectar for all bees & arriving butterflies!

Follow this link to Journey North - Query results and review the recent sighting of a monarch in south eastern michigan! I believe the first monarch that I spotted this year was a male. He was flying all over the field landing here and there looking for something to eat, ignoring the milkweed that is up about 4 to 6 inches. Waystation 11286 05/14/2018

Celebrating Hard-Working Animal Moms

Mothers day is special for all species! For Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating some of the hard-working moms in the animal kingdom. 04/30/2018

No red herring: First batch of cisco going strong at Jordan River hatchery

The Jordan River Cisco/Chub rearing project is featured in the Gaylord Herald Times!
"No red herring: First batch of Cisco going strong at Jordan River Hatchery"
Click the article link below and learn more about a new fish rearing project at the Jordan River National Fish Hatchery. ELMIRA — Roger Gordon’s retirement dream is coming alive in the tanks of his fish hatchery. “I would love to retire and fish for ciscoes off the Tawas dock,” said




6623 Turner Rd
Elmira, MI

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Monday 07:00 - 15:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 15:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 15:30
Thursday 07:00 - 15:30
Friday 07:00 - 15:30
Saturday 07:00 - 15:30
Sunday 07:00 - 03:30
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