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Weekly Wrap-up: March 10 - March 16, 2017

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Songs of spring

Young fox

Ruddy duck

Bluebirds are back

Nesting bluebirds have returned to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. Vibrant males really pop in the snow as they show off for their mates.

Spring migration

Spring migration is in full force in the southern stretches of the Midwest. These white-fronted geese were seen earlier this week at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge in Missouri.


Mink family

Spring sightings

Bluebirds return

Sound of spring

Spring salamanders


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