It’s really muddy out there!

So muddy, we know who has been around…

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One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Howdy from Colorado Squirrel Nutwork Readers!

Coney

This is Coney the Pine Squirrel! Nutmeg has turned over reporting to me for the week, and my tail is switching back and forth I’m so excited. I’ll be sharing a few of the nature winter happenings near my home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

I last served as your Field Correspondent back in October. If you want to know more about my home in the mountain suburbs, please click here to go back to those posts.

Keeping with the Nutwork’s Sunday column, here’s your nature mystery:

Mystery #45

What happened here? The animals who make these tracks have relatives all over the United States. I don’t know where Nutwork readers live, but I don’t want any of you to feel left out.

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Ok, this is what I think happened.  A fox—or a coyote—came through this area, making the even, close prints that amble off into the trees. Afterwards—because the fox doesn’t seem to stop or follow—a snowshoe hare bounded through from left to right, leaving tracks of his big back feet in front of his smaller front feet.

One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey, I can’t believe it! I forgot to post a mystery today. What can I say? It’s really cold here and I’ve felt like a slug all day. Not that slugs would be out in this weather… but you get the idea. So here’s a shot of someone who was out in the skiff of snow we had.

Mystery #43

Back in a few hours for your guesses!

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Have you figured it out? It’s me! Even with it this cold, I had to pop out of my leaf nest for food. Stay warm out there!