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The hike will go through a 10-acre section of the preserve that the trust had clear cut last fall to provide good habitat for the New England cottontail species of rabbit and other small mammals.
Land trust Co-President Jay Kaplan said the work is part of the New England Cottontail Initiative, a regional effort supported by federal government agencies to help the population of cottontails, which Kaplan said has been in decline.
A study in the Chicago area showed the following percentages of food groups occurring in coyotes' diets: 43 percent small rodents; 22 percent white-tailed deer; 23 percent fruit; 18 percent eastern cottontail rabbit; and 13 percent birds.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection asked the land trust to participate in the New England cottontail project.
There are adult runs (and even a half marathon) but also a kids’ cottontail fun run and Easter egg and scavenger hunt.
In South America, myxoma’s birthplace, the virus causes an innocuous disease in the local cottontails.
A cottontail rabbit with extensive injuries was taken to a shelter.
Meanwhile in Connecticut and surrounding states, the New England cottontail or woodland rabbit, Sylvilagus transitionalis, is under great pressure from factors including habitat loss and fragmentation.
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