Archive for the ‘fisher’ Tag

What’s your role?

Hopefully the past few weeks have provided some new insight into an impressive and, at least in the Northeast, common predator. Fishers aren’t abundant in all parts of their range, but they are active members of the community where I live, and information provided by Dr. Kays’ research, as I mentioned last week, indicates they […]

Posted July 23, 2012 by Mirka Zapletal in Mustelids

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In my last post, I provided a glimpse of fisher history and ecology, talking about changes within the Northeast population, fisher diversity along the Pacific coast, and their impact on prey populations. This week I pondered the fisher-human relationship and how they react to the ways in which we’ve changed the environment around us and […]

Posted July 16, 2012 by Mirka Zapletal in Mustelids

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The Ups and Downs of Fisher-dom

My goal for the past week was to get in touch with fisher ‘history’, if you will, and hopefully start to understand what we know about basic fisher ecology and how the fisher population in the Northeast has changed over time. As it turns out, I was thinking¬† on far too small a scale- I […]

Posted July 9, 2012 by Mirka Zapletal in Mustelids

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A fisher in the road

I had meant to write about bobcats. For my first topic I needed something fascinating and charismatic, something people would get excited about. And I wanted something geographically close to me just in case I was the only person to take notice of any research I located. Bobcats seemed like a good choice, especially since […]

Posted July 2, 2012 by Mirka Zapletal in Mustelids

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