This resource was created by Joanne Vogel and Kate Reilly.
"When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money."
Often attributed to the Cree Indigenous Peoples, the quote reminds us that water is precious. Planet earth, despite being coined the “water planet”, has an extremely limited supply of accessible fresh water.
We hope you enjoy reading about just a few of the elements that represent the biodiversity of these interactive systems and perhaps on your next visit to Duke Farms, can make some aquatic discoveries of your own!
Have you ever heard the laugh of a kookaburra? Whether in-person or on a screen, the kookaburra of the Australian bush actually belongs to an extended family of birds call kingfishers. There are ~120 species of kingfishers and they live all over the world, the only exception being the polar region. There's even kingfishers at Duke Farms - the one you're most likely to see around the property is called the belted kingfisher.