02-23-14 Buckeye Blog

Table 1 Image capture leaders from February 14th to February 21st.

Species

Weekly Totals

Feb 14th-Feb. 21st

Yearly Totals

2014

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1.  white-tailed deer

24

416

 

2.  red squirrel

14

67

 

3.  elk

12

14

 

4.  snowshoe hare

10

37

Hare mating season beginning?

5.  coyote

5

30

 

6.  bobcat

2

2

Most recent previous bobcat photo captured in August 2013

7.  ruffed grouse

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few warmer days brought out a variety of wildlife this week. At the top of the roster we see white-tailed deer and red squirrels, as expected. Elk come in at third place, which marks the most elk captures collected in one week so far in 2014.

A cow elk struggles through the deep snow by the bear rub.

 

This spike bull is young enough to remain with the herd of cows currently spending time at MPG North.

 

Multiple photos of snowshoe hare pairs possibly mark the beginning of hare mating season.

This pair hopped through the northwest forest on Feb. 15.

 

Coyotes remain on the species capture list this week in spot number four. Close up coyote photos reveal coat colors and other distinguishing traits.

This coyote’s eyes seem to pierce the buckeye camera.

 

A bobcat roamed around the property this week and produced two unique buckeye captures. Our entire collection includes only 15 images of this secretive animal.

This bobcat walks down camp road on the evening of February 15th.

Here, the bobcat walks past the camera about an hour after I snowshoed through the same location.

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Posted on 2/23/2014 by Kellyn Fusfield

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