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Title: Activity patterns of American martens, fishers, snowshoe hares, and red squirrels in westcentral Montana

Author: Foresman, Kerry R.; Pearson, Dean;

Date: 1999

Source: Canadian Field‚ÄźNaturalist. 113(3): 386-389.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

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We investigated winter activity patterns of American Martens, Martes americana, Snowshoe Hares, Lepus americanus, and Red Squirrels, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, in westcentral Montana between November 1994 and March 1995 using dual-sensor remote cameras. One hundred percent of Snowshoe Hare (n = 25) observations occurred at night while Martens (n = 85) exhibited random activity during diel and nocturnal hours and Red Squirrels (n = 22) were diurnal. Marten activity coincided with the nocturnal and diurnal rnicrotines and diurnal Red Squirrels though they could take advantage of the strictly nocturnal Snowshoe Hares.

Keywords: Marten, Martes americana, Snowshoe Hare, Lepus americana, Red Squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, activity patterns, remote cameras, Montana

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Foresman, Kerry R.; Pearson, D. E. 1999. Activity patterns of American martens, fishers, snowshoe hares, and red squirrels in westcentral Montana. Canadian Field‚ÄźNaturalist. 113(3): 386-389.

 


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