Tracks in a sandy area just above the willows. Noted at least a dozen or more tracks.
Low hanging oak branch with nesting site low to the ground. I shook the branch and the woodrat came scampering out into the lower branches and froze, hoping I couldn't see it.
first of the season. Unusually dry for this time of year. last big rain was December of 2012, a year ago. Less than 4" since then.
Leslie and I think these are Badger holes in the side of the hill. The owner of this private land told us there have always been a few around, and we know of habitat near here and similar to here that has an American Badger. Opinions welcomed and requested. I do have some pictures of the top hole close up. It is probably a snug basketball size - could fit either a fox or a badger.
Leslie and I were both surprised to see this beauty on December 16th!