Monday, January 19, 2009

New snow on Sunday

Prescott Farm received another thick blanket of snow on Sunday - great for snowshoeing and tracking. If you are nearby, come on over with your snowshoes! Trail maps are located in the mailbox at the corner of the building and trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.

Below is a picture of some snowshoe hare tracks observed on Saturday 1/10 during our training session for mammal tracking survey volunteers (volunteers walk three transects across the property and record any signs of mammal activity). These tracks were abundant in a thick grove of young white pine trees at the edge of the field across the road, as well as in a nearby alder thicket. Some scat was observed as well.

1 comment:

  1. What fun to know that snowshoe hare live on the farm. I had to know why the name! It has the name "snowshoe" because its back feet are so big, it looks as though it is wearing big shoes to walk in the snow. The animal's big feet prevent it from sinking into the snow when it hops and walks.