Deer Mice are tiny – about 3 inches long. Even though they are found all over North America and into Mexico, I had never seen one until this little creature passed our trail. They feed on seeds, nuts, acorns and insects and store food just as squirrels do. Some live in forests, others in grasslands. They do not hibernate.
At one point, we saw a small raptor being harassed by crows and then landing far away high on a hydro tower. When I magnified the photos at home I can see that it is a Merlin.
This story in National Geographic originated from Baycrest Research and Teaching Hospital in Toronto.
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne