May 182017
 

With the high water level on Buckhorn Lake, this American Mink came up on shore and rolled around in the grass area for some time.
Derry Fairweather, Buckhorn Lake

American Mink – May 2017 – Buckhorn Lake – Derry Fairweather

 

Aug 052016
 

I read the sightings of Giant Swallowtails in the area…then yesterday, in the marsh at camp, I too spotted a Giant Swallowtail! First time for me as well. Exciting! Last week at camp a family of American Mink hid under my boat. There was one adult and seven pups! They have been spotted many times as they are romping around during daylight hours.

Barb Evett, Lakehurst

Giant Swallowtail - David Beaucage Johnson - Aug. 1, 2016

Giant Swallowtail – David Beaucage Johnson – Aug. 1, 2016

American Mink - Tim Corner

American Mink – Tim Corner

May 222016
 

On May 16, I was out for my morning walk by the river near Holiday Inn and sat for a minute to drink a coffee. While I was sitting a couple ducks landed near me and within about 30 seconds this American Mink jumped out of the brush along the edge of the river in an attempt to get some breakfast.

Tim Corner

American Mink - Tim Corner

American Mink – Tim Corner

Jan 232016
 

Given the paucity of birds around here ( not one owl this winter), we were pleased to see this Mink today, a first-time visitor to our property.

Michael Gillespie, David Fife Line, Keene

Note: Unlike weasels, Mink do not turn white in the winter. The white chin is a key field mark in identification.

Mink (note white chin) - Keene - Jan. 23, 2016 - Michael Gillespie

Mink (note white chin) – Keene – Jan. 23, 2016 – Michael Gillespie

Mink - Keene - Jan. 23, 2016 - Michael Gillespie

Mink – Keene – Jan. 23, 2016 – Michael Gillespie