Eastern Cottontail, Sylvilagus floridanus
24 May 2010
The gardens and lawns of our neighbourhood provide very desirable habitat for the Eastern Cottontail and we see them frequently. No doubt they are a bane to some gardeners but we find them quite delightful and are glad when we find them in our yard, as we did this individual. Sometimes after a hard winter it appears that their numbers crash, but they soon recover and they are a permanent part of our suburban landscape.