View Full Version : Presidential Range wildlife

John Burk
09-30-2009, 03:08 PM
Hi, I'm working on a New England wildlife (as in non-human/vehicle) viewing guide and am finishing up an entry for the Presidential Range. I'd be interested in any sightings of note people have had on the mountain and trails - so far have rock vole, American pipit, a couple of butterflies, wandering moose, bears, foxes on the auto road, and some of the birds at different elevations (have also heard of the summit cat).

Thanks, John

10-01-2009, 12:17 PM
You nailed most of the big ones. I've seen three species of squirrel on the summit.

The glaring ommission is the great pine martin habitat in the boreal regions. They frequently visit the lower huts and shelters...

10-01-2009, 12:54 PM
I must chime in on behalf of the porcupine that visited us when staying at Crag Camp, the old one that is. Quite a quizzical sight. I heard in the past they were common at some of the Huts as well.

10-01-2009, 01:15 PM


John Burk
10-01-2009, 02:09 PM
Thanks all - rare 3-mammal image there!

10-02-2009, 12:40 PM
That's the funniest, most random thing I've ever seen...

10-02-2009, 09:42 PM
10 days or so ago, there was a buzz "in the neighborhood" about a skunk patrolling MW summit.

Anyone in the OBS have light to shed on that?


Anna LeBlanc
10-03-2009, 07:30 AM
Maybe someone just saw Marty in his Halloween costume!:D:D

Snow Miser
10-03-2009, 08:26 AM
Maybe someone just saw Marty in his Halloween costume!:D:D

Right after he walked under a freshly painted white fence.:D