Weekly Wrap-up: July 27 - August 2, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
The female acorn weevil uses its unique snout to deposit eggs inside acorns. The weevil larva will grow inside the acorn through the summer until the acorn falls from the tree in autumn! https://t.co/SimTKQFyBi— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 29, 2018
Did you know that not all firefly species produce light? Species that do flash make yellow, green or orange light! pic.twitter.com/Yfg9ain26d— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 29, 2018
Have you spotted any rose-breasted grosbeaks lately? Watch for them searching for insects, seeds and fruit on tree branches. https://t.co/1OJpw9U9ld— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 31, 2018
Dragonflies have complex eyes and can see more than 3 times as many color variations of light than we can. Keen eyesight helps them hunt prey and avoid predators. pic.twitter.com/OCPQUc4V5w— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 28, 2018
Once birds grow too large for their nests it’s time to venture out, exercise their wings and start learning survival skills! Parents will still feed fledglings until they’re able to provide for themselves. pic.twitter.com/k11MshLcfw— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) July 31, 2018