Walking in the park this past weekend, our friend Briana told us she crossed paths with an Eastern Cottontail behind the boathouse. The appearance of rabbits in Prospect Park has always marked the true beginning of Spring for PLOG and we immediately set out to capture one on film. We didn’t have much luck until we remembered that most rabbits are crepuscular—they venture out during the dawn or dusk.
Sure enough Sylvilagus floridanus appeared right on time as the sun began to set earlier this evening. In truth, rabbits don’t actually go anywhere during the winter season at all. The vast majority fall prey to predators, leaving a tiny population to reproduce again in the warmer months until the cycle begins again.