Spring Signs – Jackrabbits/Hare

07 Apr

Today the children were very excited to see our resident bunny, Mr. Arnab, sitting in his usual spot, basking in the sun. They immediately noticed that he was not his usual white self. I pointed out to them that it was just changing colour to be able to better camouflage itself in the spring and summer landscapes. Subhanallah how merciful is Allah to his creature, each blessed with its special features.


Mr. Arnab sometime in January
Mr. Arnab today, becoming brown

I wanted to get some idea on more nature type activities to do with the children. I came across this wonderful websites called Nature Detectives. It offers many printable resources according to seasons. It is a UK based organization. I am sure many of the ideas can be easily adapted to other locations.

NOTE: Thanks to Umm Tafari’s question below, I have changed the title of this post. I do not want to confuse others.


Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Nature


4 responses to “Spring Signs – Jackrabbits/Hare

  1. ummtafari

    April 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    As salaam alaikum, Is this a rabbit or a hare?

  2. Umm Sayang

    April 12, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Assalamualaikum Umm Tafari.
    It is a hare also known as jackrabbits/wild rabbits locally. Weirdly though they have made burrows in our backyard – something that we are told is a rabbit’s behaviour. Wallahu A’lam.
    The children call it Mr. Arnab . . . 🙂

  3. forexmelayuLover

    July 5, 2011 at 9:17 am

    no real hare has been domesticated. the so called belgian hare as above is actually a rabbit cross-bred in such a way that makes it look like a hare. that’s why a belgian ‘hare’ as above digs burrows. real hares (and also rabbits of cottontail breeds) don’t dig holes at all.

  4. Umm Sayang

    July 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Assalamualaikum forexMelayuLover.
    Thank you for your comments. Appreciate it if you could send me a link on that. I’ll be able to update my post. Also I have since found out that the animal is called White-tailed Jackrabbit. Jazak-Allah and terima kasih for your interest.


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