Weekly Wrap-up: March 8 - 14, 2019
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Unlike their beaver cousins, muskrats don’t store food for the winter. They maintain holes in the ice, or burrow through mud, to reach to reach aquatic plants. pic.twitter.com/D5HyD9WoCu— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 13, 2019
Most white-tailed deer bucks have shed their antlers by mid to late February. Antlers will start growing back around late April and will peak in size around late July. pic.twitter.com/bqqRmlSD7X— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 9, 2019
Belted kingfishers are making their way back to summer breeding grounds. In northern states, excavating burrows for nesting typically begins in April. Photo courtesy of Steve Gifford. https://t.co/bZ0bx1dP1k pic.twitter.com/w35xcg1Hnd— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 8, 2019
Little is known about the Hudsonian godwit. This one was spotted in a flooded field in Illinois, likely making its way toward breeding grounds along the Hudson Bay. Photo courtesy of Gordon Garcia. pic.twitter.com/Uw00wzDKEc— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 11, 2019
It takes about 4 years for a bald eagle to develop it's yellow beak and eyes and another year before they get their classic white head. Immature eagles have mostly dark, mottled feathers with dark eyes and beaks. Have you seen any lately? https://t.co/iXKrhXaWz2 pic.twitter.com/JtQifWfkno— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 12, 2019