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February 2017 Photo-observation of the Month

Congratulations to JoAnne Russo for winning the February 2017 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month contest. Her image of a Red Fox starring the camera down on a winter day was the most popular photo-observation as measured by clicked ‘favs’.

Red Fox mate in January through March. During the breeding season Red Fox urine takes on a strong odor often mistaken for skunk musk. A mated fox pair will stick together closely during the breeding season and both parents care for the babies. The litter, produced in March or April, usually consists of 4 or 5 pups. Red Foxes prepare several dens for their pups, usually by enlarging another creature's abandoned burrow. The space underneath a porch or deck might also be seen as appealing den ...more ↓

Posted on March 10, 2017 12:14 PM by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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It started with a simple question. How many species occur in Vermont? You’d think we’d know this for a small state steeped in a rich tradition of naturalists dating back to Zadock Thompson and his seminal 1842 work on the natural history of Vermont. But, the simple answer was, no one really knew.

We do know how many species there are of some of the popular taxonomic groups like birds ...more ↓

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