Can't you just imagine the rabbits hopping along on the ice?
Friday, January 08, 2010
Bunny Prints in the Snow
Little rabbit prints converge under a bridge at the wildlife refuge as they search for food or shelter. Although the wildlife refuge seems quiet on a cold winter day, signs of life are all around. Prints from rabbit, deer, birds, and coyote cross the trail as we walk along the refuge trail. Groups of birds rustle in the tall grasses or fly from the branches of the Russian olive trees as we walk by. The seeds and berries from grasses, shrubs, and trees provide a great source of food during the cold months of winter. Because the ponds are frozen, the geese, ducks, and pelicans that usually live there are gone. They have moved to sections of a nearby river that are not frozen solid. Quiet reins, yet signs of other life are in evidence as footprints in the snow.