Archive for February, 2017

Gettin’ Twiggy With It

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2017 by bgluhosk

There is only one deciduous tree in my place; a black locust tree. The branches were too high for me to photograph but here is an image of a twig.

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Also here is a diagram of a black locust twig.

 

Animal Activity

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2017 by bgluhosk

The first picture, although not quite clear, appears to be squirrel tracks. I found similar tracks in various locations, not just in my place. The pattern seemed to resemble the likes of a galloper which is a characteristic of the gray squirrel. Gallopers land with their hind feet ahead of their front feet.

The second picture is more clear cut. It can be characterized as a dog because of the claw prints and the measurements most closely matched those of a dog. The print measured close to 4 inches which is about double that of most other “dog-like” animals such as the coyote, gray fox, and red fox.

 

Update on Ethan Allen Park

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2017 by bgluhosk

Since my last visit in December, Ethan Allen Park  has changed. The ground is now coated with snow and ice, except under the pine trees. The amount of people using the park for recreation has also decreased from previous visits. During this visit I did not see or hear any birds or other animals such as squirrels. However, I found some tracks that I identified belonging to a dog and what I thought was a squirrel. Some time in the interim between my last two visits, all of the leaves fell off the black locust tree.

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