Another Soggy Day!
Hello Boys and Girls!
Today was another very wet and miserable day in Nova Scotia. It rained on us all day long and I was soaking wet by the end of the day. The good news is that Caroline and I caught a chipmunk in one of our traps today. It was so wet that we didn't catch much today.
We were disappointed today because our article was not published in the newspaper today. We are hoping that it makes the paper tomorrow and I will keep you posted.
We went back out to Cook's Lake today and in the morning we checked our traps and then did field sign transects. A field sign transect is when you follow trails through the forest and mark down all of the field signs you see like nests, tracks, droppings, porcupine damage, etc. Because it was so wet, we didn't see much today. After lunch, we built a new trail that actually leads from the main entrance down to Cook's Lake. I looked at all of your name suggestions and I was very impressed. I will keep you posted on the name we choose.
As for the skulls, some of your guesses were correct, others were way off! :) The first skull is a picture of a cow. The second skull is from a deer, and the last skull is from a porcupine. You are also correct that an animal that eats only meat is a carnivore.
I don't have much to add today because the weather was so poor so I have included two maps of Nova Scotia to show you all of the places that I have been since being here. I am also looking forward to Skyping with you for the last time this afternoon.
Places that I have visited include:
Cherry Hill (Between Liverpool and Bridgewater)
Kejimkujik National Park (The map below shows where this is in Nova Scotia)
I hope this helps you in understanding where I am in the world. :) I'm giving you a break from questions today since we are Skyping this afternoon but I would like for you to have some good questions ready if possible. Also, you will be meeting my trapping partner, Caroline tomorrow so be thinking of some questions to ask her as well.
Tomorrow (Friday) will be my last blog entry and I will post photos of the house I am staying in. Sometime next week I will try and have a slide show ready for you where I can show you some more pictures and video that I took that I was unable to post on my blog. Can't wait to see you on Skype!
Miss you lots!
Mrs. Quam :)
Red-Backed Voles: 11
Deer Mice: 3
Garter Snakes: 4
Mystery Snake: 1
Bald Eagle: 1
Red Squirrel: 2
Guinea Fowl: 4
Mallard Duck: 1