Backyard Almanac - Rough Going for Ruffed Grouse

Jan 5, 2017

Ruffed Grouse [Bonasa umbellus]
Credit Pat Matthews, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife [via Flickr]

Larry gives his phenological year-end summary.  Temperatures for the past year have been warmer than normal for every month but one. Icy snow over the last week caused difficulties for human travelers, but also for many animals living in the snow, such as the ruffed grouse and the deer.