Weekly Wrap-up: June 8 - 14, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Snapping turtles are on the move. They’ll generally avoid people, but will defend themselves with a powerful bite if they feel threatened. Have you seen any lately? pic.twitter.com/vJguAnb4zq— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 13, 2018
Killdeer are often heard before spotted, leading intruders away from nesting areas with a broken wing act. Have you seen any lately? pic.twitter.com/4qF6l4FnEP— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 11, 2018
Burrowing owls like to nest and raise their young in grasslands and other open spaces with sparse vegetation. Burrows are usually several yards long and at least 3 feet deep. https://t.co/HQUdeRdJip— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 14, 2018
Young sandhill cranes grow quickly and can leave the nest shortly after hatching, sometimes walking and swimming within 8 hours! Have you spotted any cranes lately? pic.twitter.com/c37WDf2UDx— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 12, 2018
This Kirtland's warbler is banded and wears a geo-tracker with an antenna. These tools help us study movements and learn more about the species. pic.twitter.com/9LmspERLE0— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 12, 2018