As a single parent with 2 younger kids, I am lucky to get any time at all to ride. Yesterday the kiddies went to their cousins for a b-day party and spent the night. When I got home from work, with no one at home I was able to get in a nice evening (left @ 7pm) ride on the local MUP, The Macomb-Orchard Trail. It goes through some pretty nice farm country. The bunnies were out in full force. Saw several deer, one of which stood her ground right on the middle of the trail until I was nearly on top of her. Up near Armeda I watched as a hawk dropped down over me from behind and snatched some little critter off the trail about 50 yards in front of me.
I never see anything like this on my daytime rides.
Oh, yeah, and I ended up devouring about a pound of "no see ums" as well. Who says you need to invest in protein bars.