Wanted to share some Skunk Love here; an extra I crafted between lessons on the Love Story Challenge.
“Although New York’s striped skunks retreat to winter dens and remain inactive for extended periods, they do not hibernate. Males are particularly likely to be active aboveground, even during cold weather, especially during the breeding season. So, if you have been seeing more skunks out and about lately, that could be why.”
Info and photo from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation.