Weekly Wrap-up: March 2 - 8, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Chickadees of the north
Wood frogs are some of the first to start calling as temperatures warm up. Listen for a harsh “racket, racket, racket” sound. pic.twitter.com/KdB5uUMoUR— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 4, 2018
Have you seen any hooded mergansers lately? They can be spotted year round in much of the country and some even migrate north to spend winters along the Great Lakes! https://t.co/DSbgDRR6is— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 3, 2018
Peregrine falcons are named for their wandering ways - in fact, some may travel more than 15,000 miles in a year! Have you spotted any? https://t.co/4vn5GQZ91g— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 5, 2018
Muskrats are active year-round and are able to keep warm by trapping air in their dense fur. Their warm coat also helps them stay buoyant in the water, which is where the spend most of their time. pic.twitter.com/TJD0tpv0eb— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 6, 2018
Songs of spring
Are you hearing a sweet, lazy whistle on the breeze? It might be from male eastern meadowlarks as they compete for mates. They breed March through August, with females laying their first brood in late April. https://t.co/dfsSCEhaOK— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 5, 2018
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