Today we checked our traps twice. We had all the same voles as yesterday - so we named them, Bert, Brit, Gimpy (who has health issues, and Babe. Brit is the female and she is actually pregnant. We also had a chipmunk in one of the traps. This doesn't happen too often, as chipmunks often go in and get the food, or will break apart the trap to get the food. They also weigh about 4 times as much as the voles. We named this guy Flash, as he ran away as fast as possible after he was out of the trap.
We continued with the porcupine damage surveys in the afternoon and then after lunch we did hare scat quadrats. We had to count the number of hare droppings in a 100 square meter area and this will then be used to determine how many hares there are in that area. This can be used to tell how healthy the ecosystem is by knowing how many animals of a species there are.
Challenge: To come up with a question you can ask me about my expedition that relates to mammals or climate change.