Weekly Wrap-up: July 19 - 26, 2019
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Mourning doves can be found throughout much of North America year round. Seeds make up the vast majority of their diets, but they also enjoy berries, grains and even snails. Yum! pic.twitter.com/QeFo1zzh6M— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 21, 2019
Who’s there? A wide variety of birds can be drawn into your yard with a simple bird feeder and sunflower seeds. We’ve been seeing a lot of finch activity lately. pic.twitter.com/4PeDHJVcvL— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 20, 2019
This tiny monarch caterpillar looks like it just finished eating its egg and is taking its first steps out onto the milkweed plant it will call home for the next two weeks. pic.twitter.com/pqRgsR7Lit— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 22, 2019
A large part of an American badger’s diet is earthworms! These stout predators also eat a variety of insects, grubs and plants, but are best known for they fierce hunting of rabbits, groundhogs and other mammals. pic.twitter.com/naXpIxnfre— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 19, 2019
Halloween pennants are often spotted perching on tall grasses and other plants with a good vantage point for spotting other insects to eat! Have you spotted any lately? Photo courtesy of Gordon Garcia. pic.twitter.com/JyVoGvcdu8— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 24, 2019