BEAVER. Beavers play a major role in changing the landscape of our floodplain and streams. By cutting down trees and flooding areas as a result of building dams, they eventually turn floodplain woodlands into open marshy areas, as may be seen between Stream Trail and the railroad tracks in Fontenelle Forest.
LEAST WEASEL (Mustela nivalis). The least weasel is small enough to be preyed upon by a range of other predators. Least weasel remains have been found in the excrement of red foxes, sables, steppe and forest polecat, stoats, eagle owls and hawks
White-tailed deer survive winter cold by taking advantage of available food supplies and utilizing habitat to reduce the effects of penetrating cold. This doe found shelter from the wind in a small woodland and insulation from the frozen earth on a thick bed of dry leaves. Freedom from disturbance also reduces stress and the need for extra food. #NatureWalk #INHF http://inhfblog.org/2014/02/10/nature-walk-bedded-down/