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Weekly Wrap-up: April 7 - April 13, 2017

Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.


Hummingbird return

Oriole migration

Ground squirrel activity

Monarch migration

Monarch butterflies have already visited Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in Missouri! Have you spotted any yet?

Canvasback snacks

These canvasbacks were spotted having a good time and filling up at Morris Wetland Management District in Minnesota. Have you spotted any lately?


Heron heights

Ethical owls

Awesome osprey

Monarchs at Mingo

Oriole migration


Snake snacks

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