Sugar Land Chiropractors | Why Should You See One?
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Animals migrate due to a change in local climate, local availability of food, or the season of the year. Animal migration is the traveling of long distances in search of a new habitat. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors like to see animals, birds as they fly south for the winter. Bird migration is generally the regular seasonal journey undertaken by many species of birds. These movements of the bird include those made in response to changes in food availability, habitat, and the weather. Fish tend to migrate because of diet or reproductive needs. Sometimes we simply do not know the reason why some fish migrate. Insect migration is the seasonal movement of insects, particularly those by species of dragonflies, beetles, butterflies, and moths.
Here are some fun facts about migrating animals:
* The Arctic tern migrates the longest distances of any animal. It flies over 21,750 miles each year.
* The Gray Whale migrates the longest of all the whales. It migrates about 12,500 miles each year.
* The insect that migrates the longest is the desert locust. This locust travels about 2,800 miles each year.
* The butterfly that migrates the longest distance is the Monarch. The Monarch migrates up to 2,000 miles each year.
* The land animal that migrates the longest distance is the caribou. The caribou travels about 700 miles each year.
Animals will migrate in search of food and water, in search of mates, new territories and to escape harsh weather conditions. Some animals migrate over short distances while others cover long distances. Both land and aquatic animals migrate. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors like to see animals, birds as they fly south for the winter.
Millions of monarch butterflies begin their long journey in the fall from northeastern United states and Canada to the overwintering grounds of Southwestern Mexico. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors like to see animals, birds as they fly south for the winter. Unlike wildebeest and birds, the monarch butterflies do not complete an entire cycle because their lifespan is much shorter than the duration it takes to complete a cycle. It takes four generations of monarch butterflies to complete a migration cycle. Once in Mexico, these butterflies huddle tougher on the branches of sacred fir trees. The trees provide canopies that protect the butterflies from extreme weather conditions.
The blue what is the largest living animal in the world. They are considered the most threatened of the great whales although there are between 20,000 to 40,000 in the oceans. The staff at like to see animals, birds as they fly south for the winter. The blue whales inhabit all the deep oceans except for the Arctic. During winter, the whales migrate to the equator to escape the extreme weather conditions in the poles but migrate to the poles during summer months to feed on zooplankton. The migration path of the blue whale is a mystery to researched because of the unclear patterns. These mammals also migrate in search of breeding waters.
Each spring millions of Sandhill cranes converge in Platte River Valley in Nebraska. The population of the birds that converge here make up about 80% of the global population of Sandhill cranes. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors like to see animals, birds as they fly south for the winter. Most of the birds arrive from Mexico, New Mexico, Texas, and California. The migrating birds are accompanied by geese and ducks form the adjacent water basins. The valley acts as a resting and refueling ground between late February and early April as the birds prepare to embark on a treacherous journey to the breeding ground in Siberia, Alaska, and northern Canada.
Humpback whales are among the largest baleen whales. They traverse the earthís oceans from the North Pole to the South Pole. The staff at like to see animals, birds as they fly south for the winter. During winter, these mammals migrate to warmer tropical waters to breed and give birth, but during summer they migrate to cooler polar water to feed. Because of the reversal in seasons in either side of the equator, the southern and northern hemisphere population whales do not converge at a specific point. The entire migration cycle covers about 4,000 miles.
The wildebeest migration is rated as the worldís most spectacular natural event. It is unofficially considered the eight-natural wonder of the world. Every year millions of wildebeests, antelope and zebra migrate between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors like to see animals, birds as they fly south for the winter. Although the animals primarily migrate to geed, they court, mate, and give birth on the way. Between January and July, the wildebeests graze in the grasslands of the Serengeti. In late July, the animals begin crossing the crocodile0infested Mara River into the Maasai Mara in Kenya where they feed until late November when they start their journey back to the Serengeti.
The hummingbird is the smallest of the bird species. There are approximately 300 known species of the hummingbird but only a handful migrate. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors like to see animals, birds as they fly south for the winter. The hummingbirds of North America migrate seasonally between the southern wintering grounds and the northern breeding grounds. These birds do not migrate in a flock but instead migrate individually. They move and feed during the day and rest during the night.
Canada geese inhabit the North American continent except the Arctic and the extreme southern edge of the United States and Mexico. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors like to see animals, birds as they fly south for the winter. The North Atlantic population is known to extend its breeding range to western Greenland. They migrate to every corner of the continent if they find open water and food. A large population of the birds migrate to southern Untied States and northern Mexico.
Snow geese migrate dur to the changing seasons. During winter they fly southwards in a ìVî formation or as a snowstorm of white birds. They spend winter in the southern coastal marshes of California, Texas, and northern Mexico where they feed on grass and grains. After the winter, they begin their journey back north.