Tag Archives: Nuttall’s cottontail

Night Activity

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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

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Audubon Cottontail

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Identifying cottontails and rabbits is very difficult, often requiring the use of skulls to distinguish between species. One easily observed field marking that helps to distinguish between the Nuttall’s or mountain cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttalli), which I wrote about in April, … Continue reading

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Nuttall’s Cottontail

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Nuttall’s cottontails (Sylvilagus nuttalli) are not a very social species and do not spend much time interacting other than during the courting and breeding season. Recently we noticed the Nuttall’s cottontails living in our brushpiles and along our fencerows chasing each other and jumping around.  It must be … Continue reading

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Apartment to Let

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Many of our pastures and fields are separated by hedgerows. Years ago Leonard planted wild roses, honeysuckle and other shrubs to provide habitat for birds and animals. Small mammals and several species of birds find the thorny tangle of our wild … Continue reading

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