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Monday, June 24, 2013

Seeing efforts to help the New England cottontail - from space

From space, NASA saw the fire plume from a prescribed burn on Cape Cod at the end of April. The 210-acre burn was on Massachusetts Military Reservation, also known as Camp Edwards, and was carefully performed to improve the scrub oak and pitch pine habitat for the rare New England cottontail.

So says the US Fish & Wildlife Service in this blog post.

I've written about efforts to restore the cottontail in the past. The New England cottontail is very similar to the Eastern cottontail, which isn't endangered. That complicates restoration efforts: They're hard to tell apart.