Another great day in the field here in Nova Scotia. We caught a white footed mouse and I was able to hold it! It was a little scary, but the mouse was incredibly cute, and way more scared than I was.
Just to give you additional background information, we are collecting "data" of these animals and comparing this "data" to years past. We compare the number of animals we catch during these two weeks, with the same time period last year, and the year before that, and so on.
We then compare this data with the change in climate (or temperature). We can see how climate and number of small mammals is connected.
Cool right? Maybe we can do a graph of this when I return.