muskrat tells

Muskrats – the battle begins

May 24, 2017 Nature, Trapping

Down at the pond, this morning … I found some muskrat tells … 3 lily pads, separated at the base of the stem, from the tuber.  Meaning it was likely done by a muskrat gnawing on the tuber. They were all in the same spot – the NW corner, where I’d found a single lily pad 2 days back. So – I called the trapper – leaving a phone number this time.  And, he called back.  But … he’s outRead More

Winter Spring Pond Diary

May 23, 2017 Family, Nature, Trapping

Tue May 23 Nice Last night … there were 5 new water lilies just breaching the surface with 1-2 pads.  Here’s a couple of those … No signs of decimation in the existing lilies.  Looking good.  Two different views … Saw a minnow.  And – always seeing activity under the lily pads. That’s either the minnows or blue gills.  Pretty sure it’s the minnows though.  But the surface is so occluded with stuff from the surrounding trees and shrubs that visibilityRead More