This past year, the elusive and nocturnal Southern flying squirrel made a surprise appearance at our offices, allowing us a rare opportunity to view and share information about this cool little creature.
"The American Badger is gray, with dark legs and bold black and white stripes on its head and face. Badgers are built for digging. Their dens can be up to 3 metres underground and contain up to 10 metres of tunnels, with an enlarged chamber for sleeping. Badgers have long strong claws and a streamlined skull enabling them to create these dens and dig prey out of burrows. In Ontario, badgers are found in a variety of habitats, such as tall grass prairie, sand barrens and farmland. These habitats provide badgers with small prey, including groundhogs, rabbits and small rodents. Since badgers are primarily nocturnal and quite wary of people, not many people are fortunate enough to spot one in the wild." - Government of Ontario, Species at Risk (SARO)
With this in mind, HCA set up a motion-sensing wildlife camera around the den. Thanks to our dedicated summer staff who poured over hours of video, we're able to show you the species which came by the den. Some are common species we see every day, but others are a little less common. The badger.... well, you'll just have to watch and see!