Weekly Wrap-up: March 30 - April 5, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Brighten your blues
Did you know that big brown #bats are a big help when it comes to keeping agricultural pests in check? They specialize in cucumber beetles, scarab beetles, leafhoppers, stink bugs and more! pic.twitter.com/7e67Zs6pD4— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) April 2, 2018
Signs of spring
Pasque flowers are some of the earliest to bloom in the midwest, popping up as early as April in some parts. Have you seen any of their pale purple petals yet? pic.twitter.com/VSp8jlcB98— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) April 4, 2018
Canada geese prefer to nest in slightly elevated areas with clear, open surroundings allowing them to keep watch. Females incubate eggs while males guard. https://t.co/lgQ9JlI6SA— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) April 1, 2018
Tufted titmice are common visitors to backyard bird feeders. They can be identified by their black forehead, gray crest and echoing peter-peter-peter song. https://t.co/ljvzLNWS75— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) March 31, 2018
Did you know that nuthatches excavate cavities for nesting? It may take a couple weeks, but once complete cavities may be as deep as 8 inches! https://t.co/5fGcsxUsBI— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) April 4, 2018
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