Christmas Week – Is Warm Good?

Christmas Week – Is Warm Good?

rabbitforestThe Christmas week continues to be unusually mild and that’s good for many of the animals found here. Rabbits, for example, don’t hibernate like bears, and large numbers of them die over the winter. In an unusually warm time like this, many more will survive. That could mean a spring with a lot of jumping cottontails! (caution, of course: Putting the environment out of balance is tricky. With so much more food, coyote populations may also explode and that in turn could reduce deer populations.)