Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tracking Day

The snow has been perfect for tracking. The 12 inches we got last week -- slowly melting in the sunshine, got a bit heavy and wet. Then we got a dusting the other day on top of that snow. A lot of smaller animals don't sink into the base, and so walk on top of it. Their footprints are perfect -- you can see every toe and fingernail, every skin wrinkle. I have seen excellent squirrel and vole tracks on top of the snow, as well as opossum tracks and some really neat larger animal tracks (which do sink into the snow, but...)

It's hard to take photos of the tracks -- white on white, and bright sun doesn't help.

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