|Nicole Morin helps to install a pit-fall trap array targeting |
Southern Bog Lemming and other small mammals that inhabit wet meadows.
Photo by James Fischer
We installed a small pit-fall trap array in the Apple Hill Lower Field to target the small mammals inhabiting shrubby/herbaceous inland wetland found along the south end of the field. The soils in the upland field were frozen while the soils closer to the wetland were not. We encountered a few problems with this array and so our efforts did not yield any captures. But it was a great first attempt for the season. Trapping will continue throughout the year in a variety of habitats.