Saturday, May 11, 2013

Snowshoe Hare

Snowshoe hares are found throughout the boreal forests of North America. They are native to Labrador and were introduced to Newfoundland in 1860. Known as rabbits in Newfoundland, these large-footed animals  turn white in winter and a dark brown in summer. The large feet help the hare to stay on top of the snow in winter.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Canada Goose at Kent's Pond

Canada Geese are omnipresent all over North America but they still command us to pause and watch whenever they appear. This lone goose wanders amidst the tender spring shoots and hollow stems of last year's reeds at Kent's pond.