by Carl Strang
As the snow rapidly melts away, mammals have adjusted. Meadow voles used the snow to advance their tunnel network into the lawns, but these now are exposed.
The voles’ larger relatives, the muskrats, at last are getting some open water to work in.
Coyotes now find the going easier.
Rabbits are better camouflaged now, but they have lost some of their advantage as the running surface hardens.
And I am happy to add myself to the list of mammals glad to see the snow departing.