Friday, August 03, 2018

Fox Foto Friday - Surviving the Heat

Summer heat is impacting the Channel Islands and island foxes just as much as the mainland.

High temperatures and low rainfall increase the challenge for island foxes to find food. Just like with people, high temperatures put greater stress on the young and the old. 

Island fox numbers are good across the islands (See the Island Fox Update 2018), but fox biologists warn that 2018 may be a harder year for island foxes.

Thank you to Michael Lawshe for this great photo of an island fox searching in the dry grass.