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American pika: The Mountaineer

American pika: The Mountaineer

"Eeeeep!" The American pika. These little bundles of energy are some of the toughest characters of the alpine wilderness. In fact, these characters are actually in the Order Lagomorpha (the group that includes rabbits and hares), not Rodentia. For this reason, they...

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

It's that time of year again!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the plants are budding. And taking full advantage of the tender, freshly budding leaves are porcupines!  Porcupines live in a world of their own...a very...verrry...veeerrry slow world. With...

Mustelid Mystery

Mustelid Mystery

This weekend, I was hiking in the White Mountains when I came across a conspicuous fecal deposit right in the middle of the trail, so naturally, I just had to take a picture and investigate further! First, some background as to the habitat and other variables. As I...

Eyes to the Sky

Eyes to the Sky

St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada is known for its spectacular sea caves coastal wildlife, but it wasn't the caves that afforded me a spectacular experience! With the sea caves looming in the background, I watched and moved into position as a great blue heron was...