Spring Woods

April 15th, 2012 by zoe No Comments

We are out in the woods a lot these days. We have a new trail out back that passes by a porcupine villiage. Tiny caves on the hillside where porcupines are living happily. Did you know porcupines poop (a lot!) right outside their homes and that’s where you can find lots of quills. They are also great climbers and spend lots of time up high in trees!

Sometimes at night we hear the screams of a fisher cat echo through the ravine and wonder if all the cute little fellas made it home safely.

Spring signs are everywhere with green moss, peeper frog eggs, and caddisfly larva in the streams. If you aren’t familiar with the caddisfly it’s a pretty fantastic bug to hunt for with kids in streams and rivers — they make a pretty impressive home from twigs and sticks. Or even gold, pearls and gem stones!

We happened on a baby vole nested under Dahlia Doodles grain bowl. It’s Spring and baby animals are everywhere!

On the way home from a woods walk we always have to teeter across the tippy stonewall rocks especially close to barbed wire – it wouldn’t be a good hike without it!

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