Monday, June 1, 2015

Quigley Creek Porcupines

Last year during a plant survey at the Quigley Creek Natural Area I found the remains of a dead North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum).

North American Porcupine skeleton

A couple of weeks ago (20 MAY 2015), during a return trip to Quigley Creek, we found a porcupine den tree.  This hollow tree has probably been occupied by a porcupine for months.  The ground beneath the tree was covered by a thick layer of scat.

Porcupine den tree

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