Camas pocket gophers are easy to see right now below the NE overlook in Ankeny NWR, Oregon. The best time is the last two hours before dawn. You need moonlight as they are extremely wary of spotlights.
A study in Chile found that melanistic cats are more nocturnal than spotted ones. I wonder how it works: is activity pattern genetically linked to color, or do cats somehow understand when they are least visible? Cool either way.
Also, HMW has finally realized that attempting to cover all rodents in one volume would be a disaster, and is conducting a poll on splitting the volume in two. Please vote for two: one would be a waste of money 🙂