April 2017 iNaturalist Vermont Photo-Observation of the Month

Congratulations to Zac Cota for winning the April 2017 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month contest. His images of a North American River Otter frollocking and feeding on fish was the most popular photo-observation as measured by clicked ‘favs’.

The North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) is a semiaquatic mammal that is found in and along waterways and coasts. An adult river otter can weigh between 11.0 and 30 pounds. The River Otter is protected and insulated by a thick, water-repellent fur coat of fur. In the 1800s and early 1900s, River Otters were over-harvested almost to the point of extinction in many areas of their range. Due to environmental pollution, habitat loss, and unregulated hunting and trapping, River ...more ↓

Posted on May 05, 2017 08:15 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.

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