Front lawn visitor, snowshoe hare

June 29, 2016

Snowshoe Hare, JulySnowshoe Hare, July

This has been a prolific year for snowshoe hares. I often see two or three grazing in our front yard along side their leverets. Without a dog in the house I've been able to observe more wildlife sightings. Still . . .  I hear coyotes at night and saw a bobcat crossing the driveway last week. No matter, hares produce three litters a year on average. They have become so accustomed to our coming and going that they remain still long enough to photograph. For years now, even with the dogs, they've sheltered in warrens around the house under a splay of junipers. I love their long radar ears.