Weekly Wrap-up: March 3 - March 9, 2017
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
The mysterious snipe
Wow, someone has been eating well at Rydell and Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuges in Minnesota. Can you guess what has been busy working on this dead tree?
Don't be fooled - winter isn't over yet! Even though yesterday was beautiful, the winter wind has returned to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.
Wood frogs spend winter months in a frozen state. Once temperatures warm up, they thaw out and resume life as normal! pic.twitter.com/3bUzRQikIY— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 3, 2017
Known best for its dance, the American woodcock is also called timberdoodle, bogsucker, or brush snipe. https://t.co/kuPDCrYi6L— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 5, 2017
History of banding
In 1804 John Audubon banded eastern phoebes to track their movements - the first use of bands for science! https://t.co/g7sTxoVe92— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 5, 2017
Turkey toms are out strutting their stuff! Now is a great time to listen for gobbles & watch for stunning displays. https://t.co/QmJEx5HKJo— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 4, 2017
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