Weekly Wrap-up: June 29 - July 5, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Happy Independence Day! The bald eagle has been our national emblem for 236 years. Have you spotted one lately? pic.twitter.com/5vQlGqJTFw— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 4, 2018
American white pelicans use their bill pouches to scoop up and carry food. In one season, parents may bring back up to 150 pounds of food for their young. https://t.co/B0CwOat9lI— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 29, 2018
Did you know that some robin parents may raise 3 broods or as many as 15 young in one season? Eggs are incubated for about 13 days and young are able to leave the nest in about 13 more days. pic.twitter.com/QpKaeNj0vi— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 3, 2018
While American black bears can see about as well as we can, they can smell carrion from up to 20 miles away! That’s about 7 times a dog’s sense of smell. https://t.co/pAieMGXgnU— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 2, 2018
Seeing fewer Baltimore orioles at your feeder? During nesting season they mostly eat insects. They’ll be back at your nectar feeder in a few weeks with little ones in tow! https://t.co/Fsl5ioOPgL— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 1, 2018