If you’ve ever taken an early morning or early evening stroll, you’ve likely seen wild rabbits as they venture out to forage for food. Although they can be active during any time of day or night, they are known as being crepuscular, which means they are most active in the twilight hours of both sunrise and sunset. They have adapted to being most active during these hours to help them avoid predators.
Love them or not, you have to admit that squirrels are tenacious little critters. Anyone who has ever watched them try to raid a “squirrel-proof” birdfeeder knows that. While the loss of a local bird buffet can be somewhat frustrating, squirrels do have their place in the natural order of things, and they also provide us with some nice benefits.
Of all the animals people bring us to assist at our intake center, the one that most seem to be afraid of or dislike most is the opossum. Often that fear or dislike is based on misinformation. In this article, we’d like to convert a few more of our readers to become fans of opossums.
Hopefully you saw Spring Wildlife Babies, Part One, last month, but if you missed it you can read it lower in the blog. This month’s article will focus on wildlife babies that arrive a little later in the spring as well as what is normal behavior for wildlife in general this time of the year.