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Porcupines: Moving Slow and Steady 

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Yesterday I came across some tracks that had me a little baffled. The deep, light, and fluffy snow made it challenging trying to find a clear outline of a foot. My first guess was opossum. And that guess was based on years of observing wildlife moving about in the same tract of land for more […]

Cruising the Wild Informational Highways

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The woods are an informational highway. Tune in! There are fascinating stories to be shared. Mid January, and this is my first adventure out into the woods. The conditions have been very cold and with just a few inches of snow, and the top layer of thick ice making it crunchy and very cumbersome for […]

Searching for Herps

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Falling in Love again with Childhood Friends Fall typically isn’t the time we think about herps (a collective term for frogs and salamanders). This is the time of year when they (herps) borough down into the earth to protect themselves from death caused by freezing cold temperatures. Earlier this week the weather was unusually warm […]

Winter Wildlife Tracking: Chipmunks

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A sure sign that spring is here, fresh chipmunk tracks in the snow. As always, please be mindful and respectful to property and wildlife. All content including images are copyright Kathie Fife Photography.  Please contact us for permission for use before downloading and or copying.  Thank you.

Winter Wildlife Tracking: Squirrel Cache

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On warmer days when the snow is not hard as a rock, the squirrels dig up a cache of nuts, acorns, and pine cones. As always, please be mindful and respectful to property and wildlife. All content including images are copyright Kathie Fife Photography.  Please contact us for permission for use before downloading and or […]

Winter Wildlife Tracking: Coyote in Estrus

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For most of the winter I have seen the coyote tracks during my walks. The coyote is a female, here she is marking in the same location she has all winter. Now in estrus, blood stains the snow with her urine. As always, please be mindful and respectful to property and wildlife. All content including […]

Wildlife Tracking: Saying Goodbye to the Snowshoe Hare

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It has been the best winter for tracking. And I think I may be all alone in this sentiment, but honestly, I am going to miss winter. Snowshoe Hare tracks in snow – the last documentation Yes, it was very cold and icy, but we also had great snowfalls, mostly light and fluffy. Shortly after the […]

Wildlife Tracking: The Elusive Bobcat

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Just a few days ago I crossed paths with the tracks of the snowshoe hare.  It was a nice surprise to see that a bobcat had traveled through the same area within the last 24 hours.               Bobcat tracks in the snow I followed the tracks for a short distance wondering if I would find […]