Weekly Wrap-up: November 1 - 7, 2019
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
We often get questions about how to deter woodpecker activity on homes. Your first thought might be to view woodpeckers as pests and call a local pest control company to remove them. Before you pick up the phone, take a moment to read this! https://t.co/Nv5YMVR4me pic.twitter.com/JrnyDsako3— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 5, 2019
Seeing white fluff flying through the air? For some of us, that’s been snow already, but milkweed seeds are also on the move. Dispersed by wind, each milkweed plant can produce hundreds of seeds! pic.twitter.com/WXreGeayEt— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 7, 2019
Black-crowned night-herons tend to eat in the evening or early morning. This helps to reduce competition with other heron species that use the same habitat during the day. pic.twitter.com/6iqAuK2j2A— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 3, 2019
Despite cooler temperatures, we’re still seeing hummingbirds! Rufous hummingbirds are cold adapted and require no human assistance, as they can cover great distances in a short time due to their incredible endurance and accumulated body fat. https://t.co/RHAVVCMN6u pic.twitter.com/JPOP07zYVf— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 6, 2019
Check out this head-turner! Owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees without cutting off blood supply to their brains. This adaptation helps them watch for predators and capture prey. https://t.co/FLhwXCoWoj pic.twitter.com/RJRkx9Eiau— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 2, 2019