Weekly Wrap-up: August 2 - 8, 2019
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Did you know that butterflies have two kinds of eyes? The black dot on this painted lady butterfly's eyeball is a simple eye to detect brightness. The X pattern is a compound eye, majorly responsible for sight! pic.twitter.com/zv7pjn97HH— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) August 5, 2019
Got a cool wildlife photo but not sure which species? Post it and we’ll do our best to identify it for you! This one is a widow skimmer dragonfly. pic.twitter.com/7Qp9Y64KfQ— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) August 4, 2019
Your yard can play a role in wildlife conservation, especially for pollinators! Many pollinators, like this monarch caterpillar, can live in small green spaces with native plants like milkweed. pic.twitter.com/yRPVq9Ldmp— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) August 6, 2019
There’s still time to join the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz through Sunday, August 4! See how to help us conserve this iconic species by monitoring milkweed, monarch butterflies, caterpillars, chrysalises and eggs in your area: https://t.co/DLIaIZSPLH pic.twitter.com/nm63ygixXt— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) August 2, 2019
While birds can’t truly pant like dogs, they do have their own kind of panting that helps excess heat leave the body with each exhalation. Learn more about how birds stay cool: https://t.co/L9Gy3f0FEB pic.twitter.com/UVZBzwm27Y— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) August 3, 2019