Have you witnessed wildlife in your own backyard? Have you been tracking bird migrations, or have you witnessed seasonal temperatures affecting wildlife? Have you just seen strange wildlife behavior in general? We want to hear from you!
On 7/31/2014 Dianne wrote:
I live in a fairly busy suburban area. My house does not back up to woods but is on a corner with houses on both sides. I usually do not see a lot of wildlife beyond birds and squirrels. I looked out my window two weeks ago and saw a baby bunny hopping around my small yard. I thought he was just passing through but he has made a home in some low, thick plants I have. A week after he arrived, I saw in the yard what I believed was the mother bunny. I thought the young bunny would go off with her but he did not and is still living in my plants. She has returned once more and stayed till after dark in my yard but the youngster is still there. I have been concerned about the neighbors' cats but so far he has avoided them. I also have a lawn company mow my yard and he has also stayed safe. He appears to be a young cottentail and I would guess an Eastern cottentail just because New England cottentail bunnies are becoming more scarce. I am learning a lot about the habits of bunnies from this little guy such as when he eats and how he is so alert. I'm hoping he can stay safe from any preditors, and I'm not sure what he will do if he is still there heading into the winter.
On 7/19/2014 nancy wrote:
Usually we enjoy watching several varieties of butterflies on the butterfly bushes. This year, only one along with several skippers. What happened?
On 7/18/2014 James J wrote:
I was eating lunch along the Norwalk River behind our office (Merritt 7) and a mink loped by along the opposite bank with a small garter or ribbon snake dangling from its mouth. First mink I've ever seen in Norwalk.
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