Today was a great day! Even though the temperature did not climb above 50, and the wind was strong, and it did snow, and raccoons ransacked all but 4 of our 100 traps, it was a great day! After we completed the final trap check, we gathered and cleaned all 100, and completed our East Port Medway small mammals study. We did see a Porkypine climbing in a tree, which was very cool! We also gathered the camera traps, which unfortunately caught zero images.
After lunch, we built bat boxes, which was a lot more fun than I expected. I think I'm going to incorporate a bat building project into our curriculum. After hanging the bat boxes into local trees around the scientist's home, we took a 2 mile transect looking for coyote scat, and managed to find 4-5 droppings; clear evidence that large coyotes are in the area.
We had a lovely dinner of burgers and sausages- bbq style, and now we're getting ready to pack up. I leave very early Saturday morning, so tomorrow is the last day. I'm looking forward to our last day together, and will post my final blog tomorrow night.
Extra Credit Opportunity:
Post to this blog your favorite picture that I've shared since the beginning of my trip!
Enjoy the pics from today, and make sure you complete all of the assignments!