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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Winter 2016

Although the predictions of a mild el nino influenced winter were mostly true.  Looks plenty wintry up in Isabella, where the following two photos were taken.  

Things are quiet up there;  the snowshoe hare population seems to have crashed and with it the lynx.  Most of the camera trap action this winter was limited to martens and gray jays.






Further south, there are still some snowshoe hares.  


Finally, one of those pictures that make it all worthwhile.  I waited two months for this bobcat to show up.  The snow had recently crusted over, so the predators started moving again.  To attract the cat, I hung a  little electronic device that emits a series of random chirps above the camera. Curiousity killed the cat!


It wasn't around long.