Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Bunny



We've discovered where the Easter Bunny rests before his big night of hiding eggs. He has a nice hollow log in a secluded spot just off the boardwalk near #10 at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest. There's nothing better than a virgin, old-growth forest to offer some peace and quiet before all the activity of Easter Sunday.

A little known fact, the Easter Bunny is actually a Marsh Rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris). As such, he is a very good swimmer and had no problem finding his hollow log surrounding by water in the middle of the swamp. Although nocturnal(obviously!), the Easter Bunny was like many of us today in that he could not resist going outside and enjoying the warmth of the springtime sun!

1 comment:

joan said...

Good shot! I never thought of the Easter Bunny being a swimmer.