Weekly Wrap-up: July 5 - 11, 2019
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Did you know that wood lilies are the most widespread native lily in North America? Typically blooming from June to August, plants measure 1 - 3 feet and have 1 - 3 flowers per plant. https://t.co/jyX4Xjsos2 pic.twitter.com/k76i13BQVT— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 9, 2019
Badgers can be found throughout much of the midwest, but they’re not always easy to spot! Here’s a quick glimpse we caught of one trotting through the tall grass at Sherburne National #WildlifeRefuge in #Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/RVIQAj7f3y— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 5, 2019
Prairie coneflowers are more than beautiful, they provide nectar for all sorts of insects during the summer and lots of birds and other wildlife eat their seeds through the winter. These native perennials are a great choice for open, sunny yards and fields. pic.twitter.com/8oy1B0FnS8— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 7, 2019
Round-headed katydids come in a variety of colors - from green and yellow to reddish orange and even pink! These herbivores feed mostly on foliage from delicious woody plants. Have you spotted any? https://t.co/fJIBUmEGo8 pic.twitter.com/Umzza7PHe2— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 10, 2019
Common yellowthroats are known for building hidden nests in deep vegetation. They skulk and forge for insects, nabbing even the fastest of dragonflies, moths and wasps. https://t.co/UehR6VgyAq pic.twitter.com/3RRO1nBkgT— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 6, 2019