It’s a family affair – to photograph a hare! Mom Laurie in Leduc has 2 awesome kids. Emily was the first in the family to send us her kodak moment - a Robin. And now it’s brother Michael’s turn: “We have a rabbit that spends a lot of time in our garden every spring and summer. Ever since Emily’s ”robin” aired on BT - Michael has been on constant watch for the rabbit so he could get a picture of it for the Fresh Air Photo“.
DID YOU KNOW? White Tail Prairie Hares love it here, thanks to the urban forests and gregarious gardeners. If you see what you think is an abandoned baby rabbit (a kit or a kitten), do not “rescue” it, leave it where it is. Mother hare (a Doe) has left it there on purpose and here’s why: If they were always in one group, they would be easier to detect by predators (they can’t out run a predator yet) and mom could lose her whole litter. Dispersing her babies just makes sense. If you think a baby is in danger & must absolutely move it, make sure you rub your hands in grass or dirt before handling so you don’t transfer hand creme or perfume (human scent). Here is a website and phone number to call if you find an injured hare. Edmonton Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (780) 914-4118. www.wildlife-edm.ca
IT CAN BE A GROUP EFFORT OR A SOLO STINT. WE OF THE FRESH AIR PHOTO NATION ARE WAITING FOR YOUR PHOTO – SNAP AND SEND TODAY!