the night of the lepus rabbits

A snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) peers through the underbrush. I’ve followed these animals’ tracks many times, but it took me years to find one in the flesh. They mostly feed at night, and they’re camouflage experts, changing to white in the winter and brown in the summer. With snow coming later and later due to climate change, these hares are finding themselves woefully overdressed.