Friday, January 25, 2013

Tracks in the Snow

On the Trail
Mouse Tracks

Rabbit Tracks


Today we ventured into the woods in search of animal tracks.  We read a story involving animal tracks and decided to look for some in the snow in our backyard.  It was the perfect day for it with newly fallen snow and little disturbance.  We found several sets of tracks and were able to identify a few with a chart I provided.  We actually saw the mouse that left the above prints as she/he ran for cover on our approach.  In addition to the various tracks we saw a nuthatch, several chickadees, and many American crows.  It's amazing what you can see, learn and observe on a short 15 minute trip in the backyard! 

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