Weekly Wrap-up: April 27 - May 3, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Songs of spring
Muskrats are native in wetlands throughout much of North America. Despite their name and rat-like tails, these rodents aren’t closely related to rats. pic.twitter.com/DHlG347CkX— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) April 30, 2018
Knock, knock - anyone home? We spotted this female pileated woodpecker inspecting a wood duck box along a wetland. Have you seen any woodpeckers lately? pic.twitter.com/MJLR9wyZiI— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) April 27, 2018
Have you seen a cottontail hanging out in the same spot a lot? She may be nursing her babies! Cottontail nests are sometimes no more than shallow depressions in open areas. https://t.co/pLD9vb8Lrl— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) April 30, 2018
Long live the paddlefish
Paddlefish can live more than 30 years and usually don't reproduce until they’re 7-10 years old. When it's time to spawn, these fish migrate upstream where they to flooded gravel bars. https://t.co/UGpgi4AGo8— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) May 3, 2018
Frogs and toads are out and singing! Listen for the trill of American toads as they sing for up to 30 seconds at a time! pic.twitter.com/LG44Dqam6J— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) April 29, 2018
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