Fancy red wolf by @miss_fauvine
Given their wide historical distribution, red wolves probably used a large suite of habitat types at one time. The last naturally occurring population used coastal prairie marshes, swamps, and agricultural fields used to grow rice and cotton. However, this environment probably does not typify preferred red wolf habitat. Some evidence shows the species was found in highest numbers in the once extensive bottom-land river forests and swamps of the southeastern United States. Red wolves reintroduced into northeastern North Carolina have used habitat types ranging from agricultural lands to forest/wetland mosaics characterized by an overstory of pine and an understory of evergreen shrubs. This suggests that red wolves are habitat generalists and can thrive in most settings where prey populations are adequate and persecution by humans is slight. Via Wikipedia
This month or co-host is @suefield66. The rules are easy: paint/draw/create a piece inspired by our prompt. Make sure to tag @sunshine_inspired_fauna and use the #sifauna or #SunshineInspiredFauna tag. Don't forget to share the mission of our challenge in your description and follow our challenge. Tag the organization we are supporting as well.
The non profit organization we are supporting this month is the Defenders of Wildlife @defendersofwildlife www.defenders.org
Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.
Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is the premier U.S.- based national conservation organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of imperiled species and their habitats in North America.
Defenders’ approach is direct and straightforward – We protect and restore imperiled species throughout North America by transforming policies and institutions and by promoting innovative solutions. We speak with one voice informed by scientific, legal and policy expertise, hands-on wildlife management experience and effective advocacy. - 24 minutes ago