Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fox, Coyote, Morels, and More!

Finally I caught a coyote on the Truth Cam.  
Years ago before I had a digital camera, I would sneak off into the field, usually crawling in the tall grass, to take photos of the fox families that lived there. 

The first three pictures are copies of the photos I took long ago.  I came across this little guy just walking in the woods, he came up quite close to me.

Then the coyotes moved in and we didn't see much of the fox.
With the Truth Cam these last 10 months, I've gotten lots of shots with fox in the picture, but no coyote.  Just once there was one blurred shot of what looked like a fox flying through the air and the backside of a coyote. These pics are a little bit better, at least I can tell it is a coyote.
From the Truth Cam

It really is amazing what lives here in our woods.  Here are a few more animals I've caught in the last few months.







People often think when we are out wildflowering that we are looking for morel mushrooms, rarely do we see morels.  Mike mowed the lawn for the first time this year on Saturday and he kept coming in bringing me morels that were growing right there in the lawn. 
We have never eaten morels.  Growing up I ate plenty of stump mushrooms.  I looked up the best way to cook morels, and Mike put a steak on the grill.  Here are some shots of the morels.

They were good but the slugs I cleaned off them sort of turned my stomach.

So many adventures (I'm NOT complaining), so many posts to create, so little time!  I find I get more done if I stay away from this computer! 
Real life, not virtual life - right?    :)


Dave said...

used to see foxes around here too but we have alot of coyotes around now. i love them foxes.

Plants Amaze Me said...

Yep the fox are fun to watch, I guess the fox made a come back here but we have coyote too.
Thanks for stopping by. :-)

New Hampshire Gardener said...

I know just the spot to set up a critter cam on a game trail I've been following, but have no idea how to go about it. I'm going to have to study up on it. I think I'd be very surprised by what I saw.

Plants Amaze Me said...

New Hampshire Gardener, so do you have a trail cam? Looking back at my fox photos from years ago has me thinking maybe I should crawl out in the field and see if I can find a den of baby fox. One time I just whimpered like a puppy and the fox came out of the den. :)
If you find anything along the game trail be sure to share it on your blog. Thanks for stopping by.

New Hampshire Gardener said...

No, I haven't got one. I'd certainly post anything I found. Animals are interesting and aren't seen that often.