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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Despite warming temperatures and faster snowmelts, Lynx have been migrating out of their core Maine breeding range and taking up residence in northern Vermont and New Hampshire...............The "Big Pawed" Cats are being seen with more frequency by Wildlife Experts with perhaps 6 of the animals now at home in the Nulhegan Basin Wildlife Refuge in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom..............Historically associated with deep and long lasting into early Spring snow cover, Lynx likely existed as far south as Northern NJ and Pennsylvania during the colder "Little Ice Age" weather paradigm that existed in the Northeast up into the mid 1800's(significantly colder weather patterns existed in North Americas Northeast from the Middle Ages up and through the mid 19th Century before gradual warming began to take place in the region)...................Just as Moose somehow are somehow bucking the warm weather obstacles and moving south into NY and Massachusetts, we welcome the Lynx back and hope that conditions allow their continuance


Canada lynx may be on rise in northeast Vermont

Dec 28, 2013 12:02pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Although rarely seen, the Canada lynx appears to be increasing in number in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, an encouraging sign for a species the state considers endangered.

Refuge Manager Mark Maghini (mah-GIN'-ee) of the Nulhegan Basin wildlife refuge says as many as six or more of the snow-loving cats may live in the area. The 20-inch tall animal is known for its large feet, which act as snowshoes.

In the last century, the elusive animals were pushed out of the state — and many other parts of the country — largely because of the destruction of their forest habitat.

The federal government lists Canada lynx as threatened, while Vermont gives the species the more critical designation of endangered.


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