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Bergmann’s Rule (the third ecographic rule) was formulated in 1847 by Karl (also seen as Carl) Bergmann (1814 – 1865), a German biologist. It states that the same or closely related species tend to be larger in colder climates. It … Continue reading
Bobcats (Lynx rufus) have well-defined territories marked with urine scent, feces and clawing. Males will tolerate other males where their territories overlap, but females generally do not permit other bobcats to trespass. Each bobcat has several areas within its territory … Continue reading
Throughout the summer Leonard and I watched a mother bobcat and her two kittens as they prowled around our property. The kittens now are venturing out on their own, but do not appear to have totally left the mother. I … Continue reading
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There are several coyote dens on our ranch in Modoc County CA. Each spring (April) at least one pair of coyotes has a litter in the dens, moving between the holes with their pups as a safety measure. The recent … Continue reading
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I am always amazed at the activity in our yard at night – most of which we are unaware or only experience indirectly. Deer, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, racoons and even an occasional mountain lion (to name a few species) wander … Continue reading
Leonard and I, curious about all of the nighttime activity around our house, recently decided to acquire a motion-triggered critter cam (infrared for night observations and light photography for daytime). We have seen skunk, coyotes, deer and finally a bobcat … Continue reading
Previously I have noted many of the animal tracks we find around our house and on our property. The animals are very active after the sun goes down. Lately bobcats (Lynx rufus) have been particularly bold about coming into the yard. On … Continue reading