Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Last week's light snowfall provided the perfect substrate for tracking at Chelmsford/Carlisle Cranberry Bog Reservation; 1st up was an otter trail emerging from a ridge of pine saplings; a daunting upland passage between wetlands. Likely a bold, roving male. I've only found a run at this ridge once since the early 90's. The tracks soon vanished in a tangle of cattails & thin ice.
Next was a rare find in these woods, gray fox. It held up briefly & left assortment of prints.
Last, a couple of mink pairing up. Their prints were found carousing throughout the Res.
One of the better tracking days this winter...