A photo essay of the various plants and animals encountered by students at Elms Environmental Education Center.
Eastern cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus
Cottontails eat plants. They love clover and sedges and grasses. In the winter they eat buds, stems and the tips of plants growing within reach. They will also eat the bark of some trees. Interestingly, they do not drink water; rather, they get the water they need from plants.
This cottontail was spotted in June of 2012
photos Hester Burch
This picture was taken in April 2012.
Students that spend the night here are more likely to see these rabbits because they are most active at dawn and dusk.