I was skiing with my wife along the York River in the south township of Algonquin Park today. We were bush-wacking through untracked snow and saw male and female Fisher tracks. The male seemed attentive to the female. Last year about the same time I saw similar tracks in the same location and as you know I saw them at the Kawartha Nordic trails a week or so ago. Even if they actually mate later, perhaps something is going on. A little later down the trail we came across wolf tracks. There were two of them and I could see where they had rolled in the trail and had laid down for a while. The male cocked his leg on a birch tree and the female squatted and there were drops of blood with her urine. -gestation period for wolves is 60 days – I shouldn’t say it but Valentines is coming up!

Location: Algonquin Park
Observer: KIng Baker

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.