|Mouse Tracks in Fresh Snow|
|Fox Tracks near Bryant Island|
But then the weather warmed up, and the activity increased greatly. On an early morning ski I found some some perfect fox tracks going right across the middle of the lake. Each toe pad was imprinted, as well as even the toenails. This pattern clearly shows the different size of the front (larger, on the left) and rear (smaller) paw.
The low, early morning sun provided good contrast for animal tracks, as well as the patterns made in the snow by the wind, and reflections off the ice where the snow was blown away.
|December 30, 2010 Sunrise|
Temperatures today were bit cooler, but with a warm front bringing more humidity, and with the lake still cold, fog formed right on the surface so thick we couldn't see across the cove.