After this, we set up grid areas and looked for deer poop. We found some but we found quite a bit of snowshoe hare poop. We had to crawl on the ground on our hands and knees looking for poop. I found vole poop, too!
After lunch, we spent the afternoon moving dead trees and branches to create habitat piles as we did before. Collecting these and putting them in piles clears part of the forest for animals to move easily but also creates an area they can live in.
After the habitat piles, we checked our traps again. Kenta's trap had a vole in it. It was his first time releasing an animal. So far, my traps have caught a vole, lemming, and mouse.
|Sweet Minnie the Mouse!|
|Getting the mouse out of the trap|
|It's a girl! She's not being hurt here. She's being held by the nape as a kitten would be by it's mom.|
|Minnie and me!|
|Christina is holding deer poop in her left hand and deer and hare poop in her right hand. She is also holding deer hair I found during our grid search.|
|Susan lifting a big tree!|
|We went to the grocery store on the way back to the house. I wanted you to see items in English and French. Hmmmm....Can anyone tell that I love chocolate?|
|This is a tree I moved by myself!|
|All the Earthwatch members get to sign the Robin's Nest that is in the field near where we work. This is where I signed!|