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Weekly Wrap-up: September 1 - September 7, 2017

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


Giant puffball

Hummingbird migration

Migrating Nighthawks

Prehistoric cranes

Sandhill cranes sound prehistoric - and for a good reason. This species dates back millions of years!

Muddy turtle

Cool sighting! This snapping turtle at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa was carrying quite the pile of mud on its back.


Hummingbird migration

Winter prep

Duck facts

Muddy turtle

Sandhill sightings


Red-headed woodpecker

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