Winter Wheat Saves Ducks 
ww_coteau02 - A wetland in a farmers field.  Ducks will nest in the seeded upland where they find cover from predators.
ww_coteau02 - A wetland in a farmers field. Ducks will nest in the seeded upland where they find cover from predators.

ww_ducknestfallryjune00 - A nest filled with duck eggs hidden in a grain field.
ww_ducknestfallryjune00 - A nest filled with duck eggs hidden in a grain field.

ww_DCP_1285 - During spring planting, the cultivator would normally destroy this nest.  However, if the farmer seeds his crop in the fall, it gets an early start and he doesn't have to disturb the nests in the spring.
ww_DCP_1285 - During spring planting, the cultivator would normally destroy this nest. However, if the farmer seeds his crop in the fall, it gets an early start and he doesn't have to disturb the nests in the spring.

ww_DCP_0662 - Seeding among the stubble about an inch deep is optimum for winter wheat.  The standing stubble will catch the snow.
ww_DCP_0662 - Seeding among the stubble about an inch deep is optimum for winter wheat. The standing stubble will catch the snow.

ww_DCP_0874 - Snow covers the winter wheat which has sprouted and lies dormant til spring.  The snow melt is often the only moisture many fields get.
ww_DCP_0874 - Snow covers the winter wheat which has sprouted and lies dormant til spring. The snow melt is often the only moisture many fields get.

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ww_DCP_1088 - A healthy crop of winter wheat gets a jumpstart on the spring growing season.
ww_DCP_1088 - A healthy crop of winter wheat gets a jumpstart on the spring growing season.

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