The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Friday, February 19, 2010

HOW TROWBRIDGE SHREWS PROPAGATE

Some have asked about the Trowbridge shrew's mating habits. They propagate year round with a short pause during the winter. The pregnancy period is relatively short - about three weeks - and there are five to ten animals in each litter.

Many shrews are lost to birds of prey and accidents, especially the young ones who may venture too close to the rushing waters of a mountain stream. Wild Rose Creek cascades through the village of Huckleberry Hollow, which flows into the North Fork Quinault River. This, in turn, empties into Lake Quinault. This is where the mishap occurred in our story.

9 comments:

Ginger*:) said...

No longer adrift we are once again reminded of the gentle souls of the Trowbridge Chronicles. How welcome this lovely post is. Fortunately the young shrew was rescued. I will plant a tree of safety sticks near our stream to celebrate his safe return.

And as for the propagation of shrews, it is easy to see why so many arrive in each litter. With the mortality rate being what it is, it is a wonder the village thrives.

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roberta baird said...

I was worried there for a minute.... I'm so glad the little feller was rescued!!

theartofpuro said...

I agree with Ginger and Roberta!
As always a wonderful illo!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

WHEWWWWWW!!! that was a close call. I'm with Roberta. Glad he's safe. Thanks so much Bron for you kind words left on the blog. I so appreciate you taking time to leave a sweet message. I really do. Thanks
V

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E. Thompson said...

Ahh...the little guy is a cutie pie. Nicely done!

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