Day 8Two nights ago Mark found some 13-Lined Ground Squirrel babies in various places in the yard. Two had not survived. Then, he found two more that were at the entrance of a newly dug den. Our neighbors had just had landscapers come out and even things out and put mulch down, which must have looked great to the momma.
It was twilight, so these photos aren't the greatest.
By the following morning, she'd made a deeper den and moved the babies.
When we went for a bike ride on the trail last week, we saw a large snapping turtle laying eggs. I wish I'd had my camera with me then. We also keep finding painted turtles on the streets of the subdivision. So far we've helped three return to the wetlands.
It's been great fun for N to observe and learn about all of these animals.