Historical and contemporary aspects of my beautiful island home. The landscape, the flora and fauna and my family will be among the treasures found in in these pages.
Friday, June 02, 2006
Ruffed Grouse in ButterPot Park
Ruffed Grouse were introduced in Newfoundland in 1956 and today they are found throughout the island . Populations and can be found all across Canada with their range also extending south to the northwestern and northeastern U.S. These well known upland game birds are most at home in deciduous and mixed woodlands where there are areas of underbrush with scattered clearings. However in winter, they prefer dense coniferous or mixed forest habitats, using the underlying snow for shelter, and to escape predators.