Of course, most of my Facebook friends are either amateur photographers, winter campers, or Muskoka amazons. Nancy, outdoors woman as she is on 600 acres of blessed flora and fauna, wolf whisperer, voted for the latter.
The girls thought they might have a nap in the mailbox. It's over the heater, and a warm, cozy spot.
I spend a lot of time on my butt, on the computer, learning some new things, but taking time to Google Hangout with Jess in B.C., I learned a new trick!
Off I went. GPS, water, walkie talkie, hankie, Petersen Flash Guide for Animal Tracks.
But with the varying temperatures, I didn't need to use the snowshoes. The snow was hard and cold on the wetland, and supported my weight.
|Both coyote and turkeys had been out for walkies!|
Last year I took hubby out in March, and we ended up in knee-deep water. It took a week for our boots to dry!
It was beautiful. Not a long walk, 45 minutes, but I gathered some bulrushes for my planters.
The tracks were fascinating. In the photo above, the turkeys are on the right, with the coyote tracks on the left. I saw only one critter, which is fine with me! I saw a rabbit, who scared me as much as I scared it. It took off toute de suite. No photo! I was laughing too hard. The deer were in our backyard hanging out in the sun under the trees, as they are inclined to do.
You can see how large the turkey tracks are! The four-toed track is a weasel, I think. Small track, and no claws, like the coyote and fox.
Lots of fungus on the dead wood. It was a dry, drought summer and we lost a lot of foliage.
Bog in fall!
|Sun has melted snow under trees|
|I love the wee peeks of green moss,|
warmed by the sun
|Fallen trees, where rabbits hide!|