Monday, March 26, 2012

Cook's Lake tomorrow


Nova Scotia is a peninsula, so most of the water I see is ocean, but we will head to Cook's Lake tomorrow to set small mammal traps. I am not sure what we will catch, but we are setting one hundred traps and someone is bound to come up with something. We set the traps to study the mammals, and great care is taken not to hurt any of them. And yes, we do let them go to return to the wild! We have to check them twice a day since the small mammals can't be outside that long!
Did anyone guess what was munching on the tree bark? It was a porcupine! We don't see many of those outside a zoo, but I hope to see one here.
Can you guess why climate change could badly affect the mammal population?

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