Conservation and Trapping News

Catching a rare glimpse of a marten in a local forest
Jan 19, 2023 11:02 ET

In the early dawn light, I watched four ruffed grouse looking for something to eat when they flushed. Sneaking across the new eight inches of snow that had fallen during the night, came a sleek brown assassin of the lodgepole pine forest – an American pine marten. It was not the first time seeing them, but it was the first time that I would get a chance to photograph one.

Like most wild animals and birds that live in a harsh winter wonderland, it was looking for an easy meal and it found a bird feeding station. Not only did the feeder attract a potential source of food, but it also provided an early morning snack for it.

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