Weekly Wrap-up: September 21 - 27, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Have your eating habits changed as you’ve gotten older? Painted turtles are omnivores but young painted turtles are mostly carnivorous. As they age, they eat more plants! https://t.co/B5jYgQi4ol— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 23, 2018
As summer comes to a close, you may see more yellow and black garden spiders. Females are larger than males, and produce egg sacs in the fall. Tiny spiderlings will emerge next spring! pic.twitter.com/drk2aYsM7Y— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 21, 2018
Whooping cranes are making their way to overwintering grounds in Florida. They’ll travel alone, in pairs or sometimes with groups of sandhill cranes. Have you spotted any? pic.twitter.com/7MlGmmFEgV— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 24, 2018
Did you know that many birds migrate at night? Green herons are one species known to travel in large flocks in darkness. https://t.co/uhUcqlJizy— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 26, 2018
Have you spotted bottle gentian lately? These native wildflowers bloom from late summer into early fall, especially in rich soil near water. Photo courtesy of Gordon Garcia. pic.twitter.com/VhGlIzANsV— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) September 25, 2018