A Phenology Note For The Week of February 18 - 22: Horny Canids
With overnight temperatures this week 20 to 30 below, Spring seems like a remote possibility. It wouldn't be uncommon for more below zero readings the rest of the month. But the Canids - wolves, fox and coyotes - are preparing for thier mating season by marking their territorial boundaries with urine and scats. As you ski, snowshoe or snowmobile in the woods these days look for the signs of these fur-bearing pedators who time the arrival of their young with the availablity of rabbits, deer and other mammals they depend on for their food
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