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					Black Bear
 Grey fox skull




Grey Fox Tracks
Coyote Tracks




Coyote skull
 Eastern
 Coyote




Black Bear
    Red Fox




White Tailed Deer
White Tailed Deer
     Tracks




White Tailed Deer
      Skull
    (female)
White Tailed Deer
      scat




 Black Bear Scat
Red Fox Scat




  Bobcat
Bobcat Skull




Bobcat tracks
Bobcat Droppings




  Red Squirrel
 Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Grey Squirrel
   Sciurus carolinensis




Grey Squirrel
   Sciurus carolinensis
                   Who am I?

           Silver gray to off white in color
           weighs 1 to 1½ pounds and are 18
            to 20 inchesin length
           Fast and agile, scaling trees
           Active in the early to late

        
            afternoon
            Live in nests or dens
                                                       Grey Squirrel
           Eat mast — acorns, hickory nuts,                Sciurus carolinensis
            walnuts and beechnuts. Other
            foods include berries,
            mushrooms, pine seeds and corn
           Bury or cache nuts. Smaller
            number of caches, larger number
            of nuts




             Who am I?
   Rich reddish brown, turning
    greyer in the winter
   Size, about a foot from nose to
    tail tip and weighs about 5½
    ounces
   Fast and agile, scaling trees
   Active in the early to late
    afternoon
                                                 Red Squirrel
   Live in nests or dens                       Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
   Eat mast — acorns, hickory nuts,
    walnuts and beechnuts. Other
    foods include berries,
    mushrooms, pine seeds and corn
   Bury or cache nut: Larger
    number of caches, Smaller
    number of nuts per cache
                                         Northern Flying
                                             Squirrel
                                       (Glaucomys sabrinus)




             Who am I?
   Darker and browner than its
    southern counterpart
   Adults are 8 to 10 inches long,
    including a 3- to 5-inch tail.
   Weights range from 1.5 to 3
    ounces.
   Glide up to 40 yds between trees     Northern Flying
   Nocturnal, active at night
                                             Squirrel
   Live in nests or dens in hollow
    trees
                                       (Glaucomys sabrinus)
   Eat mast — acorns, hickory nuts,
    walnuts and beechnuts. Other
    foods include berries,
    mushrooms, pine seeds and corn
                                            Fox squirrel
                                           (Sciurus niger)




             Who am I?
   I am found mostly in western and
    southern counties in the state.
   I prefer open, park-like woods
    with sparse ground cover
   I have gray to reddish-gray upper
    parts
    and buff to pale orange-brown          Fox squirrel
    undersides
   I am 21 inches in length, including   (Sciurus niger)
    a 10-inch tail
   My feeding habits are much like
    my smaller cousins
   Eat mast — acorns, hickory nuts,
    walnuts and beechnuts. Other
    foods include berries,
    mushrooms, pine seeds and corn
                                                                   A-horizon
                       ECOLOGY
                            101

            I am the uppermost zone in the Soil
           Profile, from which soluble Salts and
            Colloids are leached, and in which
             organic matter has accumulated.
            Generally this represents the most
                      fertile soil layer.

                         What am I?




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                                                                     Biosphere
                         ECOLOGY
                              101

             I am the ecosystem comprising the
             entire earth and the living
             organisms that inhabit it.
       MAMMALS


           WHO AM i?
                                              RACCOON
                                              (Procyon lotor)




       MAMMALS


           WHO AM I?
   I am 28 to 38 inches, which includes a    RACCOON
    10-inch tail, and weigh 10 to 30 pounds   (Procyon lotor)
   I am an omnivore which can get
    me in trouble with your trash and
    gardens.
   My best known features are my
    bandit mask and my fuzzy striped
    tail.
MAMMALS


 WHO AM I?

             STRIPED SKUNK
             (Mephitis mephitis)




MAMMALS


 Who am I?   STRIPED SKUNK
             (Mephitis mephitis)
       MAMMALS


           WHO AM I?
   I am about two feet long, including a
    7-to 10-inch tail, and I weigh 3 to 12   STRIPED SKUNK
    pounds
   The claws on my forefeet are long
    and sharp and well adapted to
                                             (Mephitis mephitis)
    digging. (I look for grubs in your
    yard.
   I am an omnivore
   I have white racing stripes which tell
    other animals to leave me alone.
   If you do not, I will blast you with a
    highly odorous, repellent musk.




       MAMMALS


          Who am I?

                                               RACCOON
                                               (Procyon lotor)
       MAMMALS


          WHO AM I?
                                                  Deer Mouse
                                            (Peromyscus maniculatus)




       MAMMALS


          Who am I?
   I am not a rat, but I am a rodent.
                                                  Deer Mouse
   I am a small animal with a huge
    habitat range huge (the Northeast,      (Peromyscus maniculatus)
    Midwest and the West from Alaska
    to Mexico),
   I am 6-8.5 inches long, and weigh 0.4
    to 1 ounce.
   I have large dark eyes well adapted
    to night vision (I am a nocturnal
    animal)
   I am a herbivore at the bottom of
    the food chain.
MAMMALS


 WHO AM I?
                   Deer Mouse
             (Peromyscus maniculatus)




MAMMALS


 Who am I?
               White-footed Mouse
              (Peromyscus leucopus)
       MAMMALS


           WHO AM I?
   I am the most abundant rodent in               White-footed Mouse
    Pa.
   I am a nocturnal herbivore.                   (Peromyscus leucopus)
   My coat is reddish brown and I am
    white on my feet and my belly.
   I live in shrubby areas, woods, cultivated
    fields, pastures, rhododendron thickets,
    fencerows, stream margins, ravines, re-
    vegetated strip mines, and in farm
    buildings and houses.




       MAMMALS


           Who am I?
                                                      Meadow Vole
                                                 (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
       MAMMALS


           WHO AM I?
   I am a stocky mouse like creature with a         Meadow Vole
    blunt head, beady eyes. (yes I am a
    rodent)
   My upper parts are adull chestnut brown,    (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
    with a darker area along the middle of
    the back, and my under parts are grayish
    or buffy white.
   I thrive in moist meadows and fields
    thick with grasses and sedges. I do not
    live in forests but I might inhabit small
    clearings.
   I am active day and night, winter and
    summer. I tunnel through the snow to
    get to my grassy food.




       MAMMALS


           Who am I?



    We are a group of insect eaters called
    insectivores.
    I do my feeding in tunnels or above
                                                     Shrews
    ground.
   “Pygmy” and” short tailed” are species
    found in PA
   We have 5 toes unlike mice that have 4
    toes.
   We will die if we don’t eat all the time
    and our saliva is poisonous. Making us a
    unique mammal.
       MAMMALS


           WHO AM I?

                                                 Shrew




       MAMMALS


           Who am I?
   I am a carnivore.



    I am a “mustelids”, meaning I produce a
    strong musk.
    I am found mostly in the northern and
                                                Weasles
    eastern parts of the state.
   My coat changes to white in the winter         Ermine
   I have along, slim body with short legs
    that have five small-clawed toes on each
    foot. Their necks are long, their heads    (Mustela erminea)
    small and triangular; eyes are small in
    relation to head size, and the ears, set
    low on the skull, are rounded and well-
    furred.
MAMMALS


WHO AM I?
             Weasles
            Long-Tailed Weasel
             (Mustela frenata)




MAMMALS


Who am I?
             Weasles
                 Ermine
            (Mustela erminea)
        MAMMALS

    Three member of the mustelids
     family call PA home.
    They are the long-tailed, least,
     and ermine.                              Weasles
 What is the general
name for this group of
      animals?




        MAMMALS


           Who am I?
    I am a carnivore.
    I am a “mustelids”, meaning I
     produce a strong musk.                   Weasles
    I am found mostly in found from sea
     level to timberline from Maine across
     the United States and southern          Long-Tailed Weasel
     Canada, south to Florida, Mexico and
     South America                            (Mustela frenata)
    My Length varies from 15 to 23.5
     inches, including a 3.2- to 6.3-inch
     tail; weights are 2.5 to 9.3 pounds..
    In the summer our color is a uniform
     brown extending down to our toes.
       MAMMALS


         WHO AM I?
   I am PA’s only Marsupial.
                                                   Opossum
   I am a nocturnal omnivore.
   I have a pouch for my young to            Didelphis virginiana
    develop in.
   My smile is a little toothy.
   We are 24-40 inches long, including
    a10- to 12-inch scaly tail.
   We weigh 4-12 pounds
   We have long, coarse body fur is light
    gray; outer hairs may be tipped yellow-
    brown
   We are common in wooded areas.




       MAMMALS


        Who am I?
                                                   Opossum
                                              Didelphis virginiana
MAMMALS


WHO AM I?
                 Opossum
            Didelphis virginiana




MAMMALS


Who am I?
                  Ermine
              (Mustela erminea)
MAMMALS


WHO AM I?
             STRIPED SKUNK
            (Mephitis mephitis)




MAMMALS


Who am I?
            Long-Tailed Weasel
             (Mustela frenata)
MAMMALS


WHO AM I?
                Porcupine
            Erethizon dorsatum




MAMMALS


Who am I?

                Porcupine
            Erethizon dorsatum
       MAMMALS


        WHO AM I?
                                                 Porcupine
                                             Erethizon dorsatum




       MAMMALS


        Who am I?
   I am a large slow moving rodent
    that eats tree bark.                         Porcupine
   I have spines that I use for defense.
   I reach 30 inches in length, including
    a 6- to 10-inch tail.
                                             Erethizon dorsatum
   I will weigh between 9 to 15
    pounds.
   Most of my diet winter consists of
    needles, twigs and small limbs of
    evergreens, especially hemlocks.
    MAMMALS


    WHO AM I?
                     Beaver
                Castor canadensis




    MAMMALS


    Who am I?
                     Beaver
                Castor canadensis




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       MAMMALS


        WHO AM I?
                                                 Beaver
                                            Castor canadensis




       MAMMALS


        Who am I?
   I am North America’s largest
    rodent.                                      Beaver
   I am a fur bearing animal and am
    trapped for my soft brown fur.
   I have webbed feet, and a paddle
                                            Castor canadensis
    tail that I use to sound warning in
    the water, swim, and prop myself
    with while I am cutting down trees.
   I shape my environment by building
    dams out of trees and mud.
   I live in a lodge in the pond, but we
    don’t have a secret hand shake.
MAMMALS


WHO AM I?
              River Otter
            Lutra canadensis




MAMMALS


Who am I?
              River Otter
            Lutra canadensis
       MAMMALS


        WHO AM I?
                                              River Otter
                                            Lutra canadensis




       MAMMALS


        Who am I?
   I am a mustelid, a member of the
    weasel family.                            River Otter
   I am a carnivore.
   I have webbed feet, and I am a
    skilled hunter both in and around       Lutra canadensis
    the water. My favorite food is fish.
   I weigh 10 to 25 pounds and I am
    30 to 40 inches in length, plus a 12-
    to 15-inch tail
MAMMALS


WHO AM I?

                Mink
            (Mustela vison)




MAMMALS


Who am I?

                Mink
            (Mustela vison)
       MAMMALS


        WHO AM I?

                                                 Mink
                                             (Mustela vison)




       MAMMALS


         Who am I?
   I am a semi-aquatic mustelid.
   I am heavily trapped for my soft fur.        Mink
   I generally live on the edges of lakes
    , streams and forested areas.
   We rage two feet in length,              (Mustela vison)
    including an8-inch tail.
   We weigh 1½ to 2 pounds.
   Our colors range from russet to a
    deep, chocolate brown, and unlike
    the weasel, we do not turn white in
    the winter.
MAMMALS


WHO AM I?

               Muskrat
            (Ondatra zibethica)




MAMMALS


Who am I?

               Muskrat
            (Ondatra zibethica)
       MAMMALS


        WHO AM I?

                                               Muskrat
                                            (Ondatra zibethica)




       MAMMALS


         Who am I?
   I am a aquatic fur bearing rodent.
   I am heavily trapped for my soft fur.      Muskrat
   I am related to mice, voles and
    beavers..
   I live along slow moving lakes          (Ondatra zibethica)
    streams and marshes.
   We 22 to 25 inches in length,
    including the tail, and weigh 2 to 3
    pounds.
   My food is roots and other aquatic
    vegetation especially cat tails.
MAMMALS


WHO AM I?

              Eastern Elk
            (Cervus elaphus)




MAMMALS


Who am I?

              Eastern Elk
            (Cervus elaphus)
      MAMMALS


        WHO AM I?

                                           Eastern Elk
                                         (Cervus elaphus)




      MAMMALS


         Who am I?
   Am the second largest member of
    the deer family (the moose being       Eastern Elk
    the biggest)
   When I am mature I can stand 50-60
                                         (Cervus elaphus)
    inches tall and weigh up to 600-
    1000 pounds..
   I am a forest animal, unlike deer
    which do better in more open
    country side.
   I am a herbivore , and often a
    browser like deer.

       MAMMALS
                                                      Bats
         WHO AM I?                             Little brown bat
   I am a member to family                    Hoary bat
    Vespertilionidae. There are 9
    species of us in PA.                       Indiana Bat
   I am a Insectivore
   My family has a very unjique               Silver haired bat
    adaptation of my paws that allow
    me to fly.
                                               Northern – long eared
   The most common species is called           bat
    the “little brown _____”
   My species is being challenged by a        Small footed bat
    invasion of mold from Europe that
    is decimating our numbers.




       MAMMALS


          Who am I?
   I am the most common bat in PA.
   I am 3.1 - 3.7 inches long,               Little Brown Bat
   I have a wingspread,8.6 - 10.5 inches;


    weight ranges from 0.25-0.35 ounces.
    My color is Color: a rich brown
                                              (Myotis lucifugus)
    approaching bronze, usually with a dark
    spot on the shoulders.
   I do a great job using echo-location to
    help me on the wing.
   I am a 2 winged bug / Mosquito
    destroyer.
      MAMMALS


        WHO AM I?
                     Little Brown Bat
                     (Myotis lucifugus)




      MAMMALS


         Who am I?
   I am the
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