Sunday, January 7, 2018

Overlapping territory?





Here are some interesting photographs. A red fox and a coyote in the same space. And a rabbit. If I was that rabbit, I'd be pretty darn nervous.

For some interesting information about the how those two canids share, or don't share their territory, have a look at these interesting links.

COYOTES AND INTRAGUILD PREDATION

Ecology of Red Foxes and Niche Relationships with Coyotes on Mount Desert Island, Maine

red fox

red fox

red fox

coyote
coyote




rabbit

rabbit

And keep in mind--it's a beautiful world outside, even if it is a tad chilly.









Friday, December 15, 2017

Another first

Here is an interesting series of photographs.

This is the first time I've captured two red fox together. The breeding season is just beginning, which I think is the explanation for the two foxes being together.

I've also just found two new den holes on the west side of Minebank Run. These may be fox dens. Fox only den during the breeding season--they prefer to live in the open the rest of the year.

More later.








Don't forget to go outside and enjoy your public lands.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

This could be fun....

A beaver is back in the park. And has built two dams, several yards apart.






And those small dams are already making a difference. The two photographs below are hard to see, but they show a school of fish is living in the pool made by the upper dam.



More later. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The latest....

One big rack, 
a raccoon reaching for the stars,
and,
some mystery animals.....






See you in the park.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The latest comings and goings

Nothing special here. But I do see that the deer are in velvet, and everybody else seem to be enjoying their summer.

Enjoy the photos.







Don't forget to go out and play.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A busy intersection

A fox built a den this spring in the wetlands just outside Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. As you can see. it's in a pretty busy place.

But the fox, groundhogs, and raccoons don't seem to mind each other's company.













Don't forget to go outside and play.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pop quiz, and any day now.

Hi,

Two items for today.

There's a mammal in the photograph below. Can you find it?



White tail deer generally give birth in May or June.
We'll  be seeing this mother's fawn any day now.




Don't forget to go outside and play.