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Weekly Wrap-up: July 28 - August 3, 2017

Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.


Interesting imperial

Cooper close up

Young barn owls

What a cool sighting at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge in Missouri! Have you spotted any barn owls?

Long-living legend

Minnesota mudpuppies

Have you ever seen a mudpuppy? They can be found in the large rivers surrounding Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge!


Fox sightings

Swallow nest

Minnesota mudpuppies

Bright dragonflies

Young barn owls


Missouri moth

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