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Archive for February 12, 2010

Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

MINK TRACKS

Today I followed a nearby stream that had a considerable amount of snow-covered ice on it. Mouse and vole tracks were plentiful along the edges and squirrel tracks criss-crossed the stream periodically, but the prize of the day were the tracks of a mink who had travelled much of the length of the stream, probably in search of fish to eat. It stayed on top of the ice most of the time, but dipped into and climbed out of the water occasionally, as well. On one occasion, when it came out of the water, its wet tail made a drag mark in the snow.