I trundled into Fox Park at around 7:15 pm on 4/7/17. The sky was overcast (as it has been for the last few days), kind of rainy/above freezing, and provided just enough evening light to let me do a proper sit spot.
There were some fantastic tracks. I did not take any pictures, but I am fairly sure there are some extremely large dogs wandering these parts. One issue I have been having with some of the medium sized tracks is the position of the toes. I know there simply are not 4 bobcats and 4 catamounts wandering around my sit spot…. But these dog tracks seem to sometimes show very forward toes, which is is indicative of a cat. Alas.
another problem I became acutely aware of is the highway. On my way up the hill to my wolf pine, I began hearing all sorts of crazy sounds…. Animal? Owl? Alien? Upon getting to the pine however, it became evident to purrs and chirps were indeed car sounds from the interstate. 🙁
I did not hear much in the way of singing, but over the last day or two, the song sparrows, cardinals, titmice, and robins have definitely been singing more than before.
To be continued…