Weekly Wrap-up: February 23 - March 1, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Birders and biologists have noticed more sandhill cranes are spending winters farther north. Indiana is one growing wintering area with abundant food and habitat. https://t.co/9p4cs0o9JU— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) February 28, 2018
Do you know someone who is the master at stashing snacks? Black-capped chickadees can remember thousands of hiding places! https://t.co/PLJLpNWTmx— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) February 25, 2018
Male birds tend to sing early in the morning because it’s usually less windy and there aren’t as many atmospheric disturbances to muffle their calls. They do this to map out territories and find mates. https://t.co/7luniestO8— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) February 27, 2018
Benefits of native grasses
Native grasses like little blue stem provide wildlife with shelter and food in the winter. They also provide beautiful, deer resistant ground cover! pic.twitter.com/3vTSCUEFs9— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) February 25, 2018
Red-winged blackbirds are returning to summer breeding grounds. They prefer to feed on the ground, with seeds and grains making up most of their migration diet. https://t.co/568oF9AsH5— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) February 24, 2018