Weekly Wrap-up: September 13 - 19, 2019
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Ornate box turtles are one of only two terrestrial turtles native to the midwest. They’re protected in 7 states, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. In the winter, these turtles hibernate in underground burrows! https://t.co/7ZDcUvX7cb pic.twitter.com/zZhgtHBkni— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 13, 2019
Western fox snakes are named for their musky odor, similar to that of a red fox. These snakes can reach lengths of 5 feet, but aren’t dangerous to humans. pic.twitter.com/G78iixA0wv— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 15, 2019
Some songbird feathers change color from fab to drab in the fall. American goldfinch will ditch their bright yellow feathers but are still recognizable thanks to their bold black and white wings. https://t.co/tCYrz1IqA7 pic.twitter.com/QIYIOtF5Re— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 14, 2019
Common nighthawks migrate more than 12,000 miles each year between summer breeding grounds in North America and winter habitat in South America. These birds change up their route by season, taking a more south eastern route in the fall. https://t.co/OSYi9Dpy0G pic.twitter.com/ZoZAr9Uyy4— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 17, 2019
Seney #WildlifeRefuge in #Michigan embodies northern beauty to the fullest extent. We invite you to experience the refuge through the eyes of talented photographers and cast your vote for favorite photo: https://t.co/iVv0sQTSdv pic.twitter.com/nkXaYC00Zi— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 18, 2019