Groundhogs are being seen throughout the outdoor exhibits, especially at the Bird Feeder Exhibit in Catch the Wind. Another less frequently encountered mammal on the Explore the Wild/Catch the Windloop has been seen at the feeders as well, a Gray Fox. On August 28th one was seen directly below the feeders with one eye on the seed at the base of the feeders and another on the birds above. The same day, a fox was seen near the Wetlands Overlook.
Fox tracks have been seen at several areas on the loop and a lucky Museum Guest reported to me that she saw 3 Foxes crossing the path along the main entrance to Catch the Wind on the 27th of August.
It’s exciting to see a Gray Fox; however, it’s important to remember that even though they are within the boundaries of the Museum’s property, they are wild animals and should not be approached. Enjoy your good fortune at seeing one of these beautiful animals, but leave it be