Weekly Wrap-up: December 29, 2017 - January 4, 2018
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Northern cardinal pairs stay together all winter and many mate for life. In the winter, cardinals sometimes form flocks of more than a dozen birds and forage with other species. https://t.co/diZ0d3FUvk— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) December 30, 2017
It won’t be long until you hear birds singing again! Northern cardinals and black-capped chickadees both start singing spring songs in January. pic.twitter.com/LSbT9voEz1— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) December 31, 2017
White-tailed jackrabbits are found in the plains and prairies in many northern and western states. This time of year, they come out to feed on the buds, twigs and bark of low shrubs at dusk. pic.twitter.com/ir6uCEZChN— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) January 4, 2018
Head pounding? Dense muscles help protect a woodpecker’s brain while it pecks up to 20 times per second! https://t.co/pJxJTNVz0h— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) January 1, 2018