Spring is a great time of the year for finding animal signs! Animals are no longer hibernating and many have migrated back “home” for the seasons ahead. At the same time, there isn’t much foliage to hide tracks, scat, burrows and such. Below are some of the fun finds we found on a recent nature walk.
A perfect little entrance to a cozy home in this hollowed out tree. It almost made me feel like I was at the doorstep of Peter Rabbit's home.
Like the picture above, you can see debris at the opening where the animal has cleaned out his or her hideaway.
An over-wintering cocoon will break forth with new moth life soon!
Hey, this bird stole our orange baling twine!
If you look directly at the middle of the photograph, you'll see a whitish oval creature with lots of legs crawling on the bottom of a shallow creek. I don't know what this is yet. Any insight would be gladly welcomed!
Again in the center of the photograph, you'll see a snail's shell resting on the bottom of the creek.
Spring is such a fun time for an animal sign hunt! Don’t forget you can find tons of ideas to guide your study in our Animal Signs NaturExplorers unit!
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