Weekly Wrap-up: June 15 - 21, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Here kitty, kitty! This bobcat was excited to spot some coots at Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana. Watch its tail wag! pic.twitter.com/j82kEohewI— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 16, 2018
That's one hungry caterpillar! #Monarch caterpillars eat almost 200 times their birth weight in only two weeks. #Milkweed is their only host plant - without it, there are no monarchs. pic.twitter.com/zObMiT9jV1— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 17, 2018
We found this young salamander in a rapidly disappearing puddle in Indiana and released it in a nearby pond. It can be tricky to identify salamanders at this stage. Any guesses? pic.twitter.com/LzELjw5b9y— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 16, 2018
Check out those eye spots! Northern pearly-eye butterflies prefer wooded areas near water where they can feed on carrion, fungi and tree sap. https://t.co/7v7QfF3NnA— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 18, 2018
Speckled kingsnakes are also known as salt-and-pepper snakes thanks to their spotted pattern and coloring. These snakes are nonvenomous, but will sometimes vibrate their tails, bite or musk when feeling threatened. pic.twitter.com/Uap63Ef2uq— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 20, 2018