Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Gray fox family

We had a family of gray foxes living under our barn! There were three kits, and we were lucky enough to get to see them out romping around and playing one afternoon. We haven't seen them for a few days now, and think that Mama Fox probably decided there were too many people around and moved them to a new home....

Friday, March 5, 2010

Porcupine Den

On Tuesday last week, during camp, we were out for a walk and noticed an area near the junction of the Blue and Red trails that was predominently hemlock with lots of cut hemlock and fresh scat on the ground....porcupine! Nearby is a huge old hollow tree and sure enough, there were porcupine tracks right up to it and lots of scat outside the entrance.

Since then, we've been back a couple of times - still no sighting, but the porcupine is still active and cutting hemlock to munch!

Pictures below are of the tracks and the den entrance: