Weekly Wrap-up: November 16 - 22, 2018
Our best stories from around the web and social media each week.
Enjoying the sun
Tundra swans are on the move as ice begins to form on lakes and rivers. These life-long pairs can be seen gathering in large flocks to travel, rest and eat all winter long. pic.twitter.com/1N64EuSA56— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 17, 2018
Some turtle hatchlings remain in their nests overwinter only to emerge months later. Don’t be surprised if you find painted turtle hatchlings coming up in the spring! https://t.co/1q95Lb36od— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 18, 2018
Downy and hairy woodpeckers look very similar, but here’s a fun comparison. We spotted a male of each variety visit this suet feeder. Notice how much smaller the downy looks! pic.twitter.com/Gt0AqPQCzP— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 20, 2018
By the end of fall, red fox families disperse and young foxes find their own territories. While males tend to adventure farther than females, juveniles usually only travel about 9 miles from where they were raised. https://t.co/PudFUIVgRM— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 17, 2018
While it may seem like your bird feeder is their only source of food, gray squirrels have widely varied diets. They’ll eat berries, seeds, buds, nuts, bark and more. This one was munching on a milkweed seed pod! pic.twitter.com/y4IxK0aDN5— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) November 21, 2018