Episode 39 – Snowshoe Hares with Dr. Yasmine Majchrzak and Dr. Michael Peers

Feb 1, 2021Podcast

Episode 039

Snowshoe Hares with Dr. Yasmine Majchrzak and Dr. Michael Peers

This episode is sponsored by the Heid Out Restaurant and Brewhouse.

In this episode Mark and Curtis are joined by Dr. Yasmine Majchrzak and Dr. Michael Peers to talk all things snowshoe hare. Topics discussed include whether or not hares are rabbits and jack rabbits are hares, all the hare sub species, distribution of the hare in Canada, habitat preference, food, behavior, breeding, dominant bucks, hare runs, litter size, what predators eat hares, killer Whiskey Jacks, mortality rates of hares, the 10-year population cycle phenomenon, Hudson Bay fur records, predicting the hare cycle, peak population densities, what causes a hare’s fur to change colour, the effect of snow hardness and climate change on snowshoe hares, whether hares are food limited or predator limited, why the hare crossed the road, big antlered bucks, why snowshoe hare ecology is important in conservation, GPS collaring hares, once bitten twice shy, the stealthy Lynx, post doc the cartoon character, a new hare app and Ki YOH tee versus Ki yote.

 

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