World wetland day

Hiked out to the North End today. Beautiful overcast skies, deep dark blue/gray clouds against a white sky. The temperature had warmed up and frozen again overnight, so there was a crispy layer of frozen ice on the snow, my snowshoes breaking this loud crust and sending ice shards across the ice. I saw some scat on the way in, it looked like it could be a fox. I got to the trailhead. There's a fair amount of American Red Squirrels in the forest. As I walked out to set out the nets, I enjoyed the sounds of a small flock of Common redpolls.
On the way back to the cabin, I noticed (for the first time) large carnivoran footprints in the snow! They looked so extremely large!
Spooky.
Other evidence of a porcupine actively using the back shed, and had probably just left as I approached. Another mammal in the wall.

Posted on February 03, 2022 07:47 PM by swampgirl123 swampgirl123

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What

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Observer

swampgirl123

Date

February 2, 2022 09:05 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis)

Observer

swampgirl123

Date

February 2022

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