Weekly Wrap-up: November 15 - 21, 2019
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Have you noticed trees that still have leaves? Some trees retain dead plant material that is typically shed. Some advantages may include deterred feeding from deer and moose, retaining moisture in dry environments and protection from temperature stress. pic.twitter.com/ofw0jir6yf— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 15, 2019
Too much sugar in your diet? Cedar waxwings can survive solely on fruit for months at a go, because they are better at metabolizing sugars than other similar birds. https://t.co/Kub0A3DVfH pic.twitter.com/LusEp9Z5Eh— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 18, 2019
When there aren’t enough pine cones in the north, evening grosbeaks will migrate south in search of food. In the winter they can be spotted in northern states and lower elevations of the west. https://t.co/gPccBscxI1 pic.twitter.com/FfUsb82Pvc— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 16, 2019
Have you ever spotted an albino muskrat? While life may be more difficult in the summer, albino muskrats have an advantage in the winter - blending in with their surroundings. pic.twitter.com/YS5FLEv0bV— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 17, 2019
Have you spotted any ring-necked pheasants lately? In the fall and winter, pheasants forage for nuts, fruit, grasses and left over grain in farm fields. Cattails help provide essential cover and winter habitat. pic.twitter.com/s7h4Po3nnX— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 21, 2019