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Friday, August 31, 2012

Flora and Fauna

Red Fox


Yesterday evening the fox came into the yard again.  On this particular night she was dining exclusively on black currants which are easier for her to reach than the saskatoon berries.  The first night that we saw her she jumped up several times to pull down a saskatoon berry branch in order to get at the fruit.  Then she discovered the currant bush in one corner of the garden. The fox continuously checked for any possible threats all the while she was eating, but even when she noticed me in the window and started running down the path, she stopped to look at me inquisitively.
  
  • Red Foxes are omnivores

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Birds of the Forest

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
I believe this is a juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.  This is my first time seeing one.