Day 12- Cook's Lake
Temperature: 30s - 40s
Today we woke up and guess what? It was no longer pouring rain... just sprinkling :) Much better :) We drove out to Cook's Lake to check our traps as we always do in the morning. As we walked down the path to the cottage all of a sudden there was a coyote right in front of us!!! I could not believe we were so close to it! Of course it jumped quickly away into the bushes before any of us could take out our cameras. Once again I am left to googling an image for you:
Today we ended up catching the same pregnant female as yesterday and a mystery animal. The mystery animal is seen in the photos below... can you tell what it is?
After checking traps we did another 5 quadrats of droppings and found a bunch of snowshoe hare and deer again. I am not sure what the exact numbers were but we saw a lot!
We ate lunch in the van today because it was still raining and afterwards we went on a field sign transect. The field sign transect was a little interesting today because it was soooo flooded!
When we arrived home it was time to get ready for an evening chat about Geologic Time... I thought it was pretty interesting that we would be discussing this as you were all just working on your Geologic Time Scale Clock! It was a great talk, I wish I was able to draw out all of geologic time like Dr. Chris can! Here is a snapshot of our discussion:
Well that is all for today! I will post more tomorrow on our last day at Cook's Lake!