The rains have arrived… today while out in the field it was officially minging!
It was cold and damp and not very pleasant, kind of like being in England (ha ha).
Anyway today was our first day at cooks lake-our new trapping site. It’s a lot different from the last one, as there’s no brambles or thick growth to charge through. There’s nice open grassland and some hardwood bush but that’s it. Cooks lake itself is pretty impressive with a massive expanse and there are beavers resident and a pair of loons/lunes which are great northern divers as there official name. I’ve got some photos of the beaver damage, as they’ve been lodge building.
Beavers in Canada don’t tend to build dams, only lodges-as in most cases the expanses of water they choose to live on are already deep enough. We set out 2 trapping grids in different areas in the hopes we catch not just shrews but also meadow jumping mice and possibly some deer mice… But we’ll find that out tomorrow!! Anyway tea is about ready so I’ll say ta-ta for now. And also in case anybody hasn’t noticed I added a blog link section in my column underneath my pictures, so you can read everyone elses blogs who are here and see there pictures aswell. xoxo