Weekly Wrap-up: January 26 - February 1, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Flash of gold
Now is the time to put up or clean out bluebird boxes! Learn about different species that benefit from nesting boxes, where to place them and more: https://t.co/Obx5zO01mY— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) February 1, 2018
River otter sightings
Smile for the camera! In the winter, river otters can often be spotted along ice openings. They may even create their own openings when necessary. https://t.co/678DkrvF58— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) January 28, 2018
Flash of gold
Northern flickers can be spotted across much of the country year round. Eastern populations are known for their burst of yellow, while western population sport red instead! https://t.co/bvFhfHIukh— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) January 30, 2018
Crabapple trees provide benefits for wildlife year-round. Birds and mammals feed on its fruit in the winter and its flowers are an important source of nectar for insects in the spring! pic.twitter.com/snNgTN7nhO— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) January 28, 2018
American kestrels can be found year round across much of the country, but some prefer a change of scenery. Individuals that breed in the far north may migrate all the way to South America! https://t.co/GHE6hpvjVl— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) January 29, 2018
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