New Buds, New Snow - UPDATE March 5, 2020

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Red Maple buds
and a red squirrel started its day by sampling them.It’s holding the twig it bit off from the twig just to the left and slightly below its body. When the buds open in spring, they also serve as bear food.

New snow adorns this deer that stopped by early this morning with more snow to come.

When the sun came out late this afternoon, the new mink emerged from her hole in the snow with a happy look—maybe wondering if I was going to be the bologna guy or the ground beef guy today.

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Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center