This resource was created by Joanne Vogel and Kate Reilly.
Care to dabble in ducks at Duke Farms? Dabblers are ducks that feed by sticking their head underwater and leaving their tails pointing up as they graze on aquatic plants and invertebrates in the shallows. As summer ends and the season transitions, dabblers will also eat acorns, seeds, and leftover grain found in field farms. However, once the waters warm up again in spring, they dabble on smartweed, milfoil, duckweed, sedges, waterlily, flies, beetles, caterpillars, water insects, and snails.