Archive | December 13, 2011

Mammals at Jack Pine Trail

The following weekend I stopped quickly in at Jack Pine Trail on Saturday morning before heading out to finish my Christmas shopping. It was quiet…there were few birds around, and fewer people. However, I did discover some unusual activity in a large tree with a couple of holes in the trunk. A Red Squirrel was squawking and chattering, and while I was watching the squirrel, a tiny mouse ran down the trunk and disappeared into one of the holes! I stood still and turned my camera on, hoping it would emerge and pause long enough for me to take a picture or two. Eventually, it did – in a hole higher up on the trunk – and ran up into the branches! Continue reading