Shenandoah Valley of CaliforniaCharles Spinetta Winery and Wildlife Art Gallery
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_____Here are some examples of life imitating art in the gallery and on our land. Wood ducks are sneaky (and squeaky - they don't really quack) little fowl that are beneficial to our land in so many ways. We put up boxes they will build nests in year after year. In 2008, we put up more boxes on the property - now there are over a dozen up. We had three familes of wood ducks use them that season. When the babies are born, they fall out onto the grass. Their bones are quite mallable, and this is the natural way they're introduced to the "real" world outside the box. Click here to see how we've framed Terry Redlin's The Conservationists (32" x 23".) Terry is one of the many people in our gallery responsible for millions of dollars going to wildlife conservation and education.
Since 1991, California Waterfowl’s Wood Duck Program has hatched over 474,000 ducklings from boxes placed and maintained by volunteers across the state. This year will see that number go over the half a million mark. This is the most extensive volunteer nest box program in North America, thanks to the efforts of over 400 active volunteers statewide.

Nesting Woodies by Sherrie
18" x 21.5" framed see a larger image
Wood Ducks Mandarin Ducks
There are only two members in the aix family – the Carolina Duck (Aix sponsa) and the Mandarin Wood Duck (Aix galericulata) and they've both showed up in our Wine Label Gallery. Check out examples of how these might be framed.
Wood Duck by Jerry Polan
approx. 12" piece of wood base
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Wood Duck Pair by Jerry Polan
approx. 12" piece of wood base
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Wood ducks made of wood - examples of carvings in the wildlife art gallery.
Original Watercolors
by Adele Earnshaw
1. 17" x 15" framed click to view
1. 17" x 15" framed click to view
1. 19" x 16" framed click to view
1. 17" x 15" framed click to view

Two examples of prints by Joe Garcia of Decoys by Tom Taber
1. 27" x 19" framed click to view

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Wood Ducks made of paint - okay, so it's a bad play on words, but these are "wood ducks" in their own way. Decoys are a hunter's silent friend - we have some rare originals and old prints in the gallery you may enjoy.
Magical Approach
14" x 20" by Sherrie see it unframed
29" x 24" framed see a larger image
River House Wood Ducks
by Sherrie Russell Meline
29" x 19" framed see a larger image
AKA – summer duck, wood wigeon, wood drake, woodies...
USGS Page
Bird Songs: Woody Song
California Waterfowl Association
Wood Duck Program

If you like this story, visit the vets and pets gallery, too.

Framed pieces shown online may not be available in the gallery or may be framed differently. Ask if shrink-wrapped pieces are available. We can ship framed and unframed pieces anywhere in the U.S.
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