There was much interest and some great feed back on the Kings Park Focus on Nature blog about Red Foxes. So I'm making available some excellent photographs and video submitted by Focus on Nature blog readers Luci Betti Nash and Stephen Nash. These are some really nicely detailed photos of these amazing canines. The video shows a fox engaged in "caching" activity. This is a habit which I detailed in the last blog, in which foxes will store food to be eaten later.
Another reader commented that he was familiar with the den site I described, and remembers it as being in that location from his childhood - decades ago! I think that is a fascinating observation. It is anecdotal information like that from casual observers out enjoying nature which adds to our overall knowledge base. It does not nessecarily require a scientific study to reveal the secrets of nature - just a keen eye and a willingness to learn natures lessons.
See you on the trails!