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Weekly Wrap-up: August 4 - August 10, 2017

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


Protect Pollinators

Climbing snake

Going up! This rough green snake was spotted along a trail at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois. Have you seen any snakes climb trees?

Cranky visitor

Check out this cranky visitor spotted at Neosho National Fish Hatchery in Missouri! Have you seen any snapping turtles lately?

Blending in

Barred behavior


Rusty swans

Favorite butterfly

Big catch

Red-head sightings

Protect Pollinators


Cooper's closeup

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