U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


Conservation Canines are on the prowl- sniffing out evidence of mink, New England cottontails, and other elusive critters.

There are plenty of eastern cottontails, but not plenty of New England cottontails, the only species native to New England. And while the two species share many of the same characteristics, the latter has experienced a population decline because of habitat loss and fragmentation. Learn more about this conservation success story in Connecticut.

December 21 marks the winter solstice and shortest day of the year! Find out how animals cope with winter conditions and colder temperatures.