Wildlife On The Gunflint Trail, Minnesota Shrews and ermine visit the underground networks of tunnels in hopes of catchinga tasty mouse or vole For monthby-month wildlife events, please click here. http://www.gunflint-trail.com/winter/wildlife.html
Extractions: Winter wildlife watching is a favorite among Gunflint Trail visitors. Whether you like to watch the Chickadees and Nuthatches at the feeder outside your cabin window, or track Ruffed grouse through the woods on snowshoes, you will find wildlife and signs of wildlife in many places. Deer and moose are seen quite often. Moose like to lick the fresh salt from the pavement on the Trail. (Hint: Keep an eye out for them as you drive, and be ready to stop and watch for a bit.) Don't be surprised if you see more than one or if you come upon one kneeling in the road enjoying a leisurely snack Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are both excellent modes of travel for observing wildlife - the pace takes care of that. Wildlife tracks are especially easy to spot in the winter. Watch for the trails left by otters, deer and moose hoof prints, an occasional set of wolf tracks, or the marks left by the wings of an owl as it swoops for dinner. Many animals will live and burrow under the comfort of the snow, especially mice and voles. Red squirrels will stash their food beneath the snow's surface, and ruffed grouse will hang out there for shelter and warmth. Shrews and ermine visit the underground networks of tunnels in hopes of catching a tasty mouse or vole, and foxes, coyotes, and great gray owls sometimes dive into the snow for a meal. Beavers stay snug in their lodges and make forays to retrieve food from their underwater caches. Muskrats don't store food, so they have to make daily foraging trips through the chilly water.
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge - Mammals Shorttail weasel (ermine), Mustelidae, Mustela, erminea, Y. Sherburne National WildlifeRefuge 17076 293rd Ave Zimmerman, MN 55398 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone http://midwest.fws.gov/sherburne/Mammal.HTM
Extractions: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Home Common Name Family Genus Species Sub-Species Confirmed on SNWR Bison Bovidae Bison bison Extirpated Gray fox Canidae Urocyon cinereoargenteus Y Coyote Canidae Canis latrans Y Red fox Canidae Vulpes vulpes Y Gray wolf Canidae Canis lupus Y Beaver Castoridae Castor canadensis Y Moose Cervidae Alces Alces Incidental Mule deer Cervidae Odocoileus hemionus Incidental Elk Cervidae Cervus elaphus canadensis Extirpated White-footed (wood) mouse Cricetidae Peromyscus leucopus Y Southern red-backed vole Cricetidae Clethrionomys gapperi Y Meadow vole Cricetidae Microtus pennsylvanicus Y Prairie deer mouse Cricetidae Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii Y Woodland deer mouse Cricetidae Peromyscus maniculatus gracilis Southern bog lemming Cricetidae Synaptomys cooperi Muskrat Cricetidae Ondatra zibethicus Y Western harvest mouse Cricetidae Reithrodontomys megalotis Y Porcupine Erethizontidae Erethizon dorsatum Y Bobcat Felidae Lynx rufus Y Plains pocket gopher Geomyidae Geomys bursarius Y Plains pocket mouse Heteromyidae Perognathus flavenscens Y Eastern cottontail Leporidae Sylvilagus floridanus Y White-tailed jackrabbit Leporidae Lepus townsendii last seen 1990 Snowshoe hare Leporidae Lepus Americanus Y House mouse Muridae Mus musculus Y Norway rat Muridae Rattus norvegicus Y Longtail weasel Mustelidae Mustela frenata Y Mink Mustelidae Mustela vison Y Shorttail weasel (ermine) Mustelidae Mustela erminea Y River otter Mustelidae Lutra canadensis Y Striped skunk Mustelidae Mephitis mephitis Y Least weasel Mustelidae Mustela nivalis Y Badger Mustelidae Taxidea taxus
Kent Wildlife Trust Browntail Moth (on hawthorn, blackthorn and fruit trees), Small ermine and Lackey rarebutterflies such as the Heath Fritillary the Kent wildlife Trust has to http://www.kentwildlife.org.uk/usefulinfo/wildlife/ispages/is_foodplants_of_cate
Extractions: FOODPLANTS OF CATERPILLARS OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS Many caterpillars of butterflies and moths feed on a wide variety of plants from a range of plant families. Others are much more specific, and only feed on plants within one plant family, or even in some cases within one genus of plants. To conserve butterflies and moths it is therefore vital to provide their foodplants by managing habitats appropriately. Butterflies Caterpillars of several of the common butterflies from the family Nymphalidae feed on nettles. These include the larvae of Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Red Admiral. The larvae of several of the Fritillary butterflies feed on violets, e.g. Pearl-bordered and Dark Green Fritillaries.
Kenai Peninsula's Resident Wildlife And Sealife wildlife Moose*, Caribou*, Dall Sheep*, Moutain Goat*. Brown Bear+, Black Bear+,Wolf, Coyote. Lynx, Fox, Wolverine, Mink. ermine, River Otter, Beaver*, Muskrat*. http://alaskaoutdoorjournal.com/Wildlife/kpwildlist.html
Extractions: Surprisingly enough, for as long as the Kenai Peninsula has been "settled" by pioneers, the abundance of fish and wildlife present today is an extraordinary testament to the people who have called this area their home. Unlike most areas in the Lower 48 where civilization equates to lost habitat and the disappearance of fish and game, the Peninsula and its waters support every species of critter that was present before the white man arrived. Combine that with a growing tourism infrastructure who's goal it is to provide an opportunity to experience all the Peninsula has to offer and you have what some folks here call "a little piece of Paradise." The days are gone when a tourism boom meant eventual degradation of the environment and its contents. Today's Alaskan tourism industry along with the surrounding communities and state and federal agencies are committed to insuring today's recreational opportunities will continue for generations to come. The Kenai Peninsula offers many readily available opportunities to view and photograph those species listed below. We have included directions to all the best locations in the
Extractions: Over 52 species of mammals and 150 species of birds inhabit the Boundary Waters (BWCA) and Quetico Park. While on your canoe trip you may see a tiny shrew weighing a fraction of an ounce, or a huge bull moose weighing in at over 1200 pounds. Traveling and portaging through the BWCA or Quetico Park as silently as possible will afford you with the best possibility of seeing wildlife up close. If you hear a rustling or crashing in the woods, sit quietly and be patient. Moose, deer and other mammals frequently lack good eyesight, but have a great sense of smell. Usually they will smell your presence and if you remain still they will move into the open, or right by you after realizing that your smell is not a "threat" to them. Going out on an early morning or late evening paddle will offer additional opportunities to view wildlife as they move to the waters edge to feed and drink. Following is just some of the wildlife you may encounter on your canoe trip.
Winter Weasels hunt and escape its predators. The ermine is a relative of the twoferrets residing here at the EcoTarium. (wildlife@EcoTarium.org) http://www.ecotarium.org/wildlife/aotm/archive/199812_weasel/
Extractions: EcoTarium Home Wildlife Animal of the Month Archive The name may be unfamiliar, but the stench unmistakable. Mustelids are mammals found worldwide, and are recognized by the scent produced by their well-developed anal musk glands. Examples of Mustelids living locally include skunks and river otters. Musk glands work as defense mechanisms for these creatures. They spray to keep predators away. Similar to your household pets, Mustelids also use their scent to mark territory. The EcoTarium is home to two North American River Otters. An expanded habitat and exhibit for the otters are expected to open next May. Many wild skunks also live on EcoTarium property and all over New England. Because skunks are nocturnal animals, you might not even realize they're living on your property - unless a neighborhood pet is sprayed by one. One type of Mustelid has been described as fearless, cunning and agile. Each night, it eats one-third of its body weight. Sound something like a Wolverine? It's actually an Ermine. The Ermine has a second defense mechanism, as well. In addition to its foul scent, the Ermine molts, or sheds its hair, twice a year, changing its color in the process. In the spring, the Ermine sheds its winter coat and becomes mostly brown. In the autumn molt, the Ermine's coat turns white. Camouflaged in the New England environment, the Ermine is better able to hunt and escape its predators.
Extractions: The Total Yellowstone Wildlife Map This page deals with Yellowstone wildlife. Wildlife are creatures of habit. They usually follow the same trails and go to the same areas at particular times of the day and year. They have favorite feeding grounds and food. They will normally go to the same spring, summer, fall and winter feeding grounds. This is not a guaranteed item, and habits will change due to natural conditions, drought, fire, etc. When you arrive at Yellowstone, check with the rangers on recent bear and wolf sightings or radio locations of the packs. A pair of binoculars and/or a spotting scope are almost a must in viewing wildlife. If you have these then you are set. If you can borrow or rent them from a camera or sporting goods store, your time will be more productive. Most of the sightings are at a good distance, which is the best way to do it, especially the grizzlies. We have only seen the wolves in Lamar Valley. This is in the northeast corner of the park, from the northeast entrance to Roosevelt Lodge. This is the same area we sighted the grizzly bears. The best time for sightings is early in the morning (5:00 - 8:00 am) and 7:00 pm to sunset, but, wildlife may appear at anytime in almost any location. Approximately seven miles from the Roosevelt Lodge intersection into Lamar Valley (going towards the NE entrance - Silver Gate, Montana) there is a turnout that is a good spotting area. You will more than likely see cars, trucks, and RVs all parked along the road with people looking through binoculars and spotting scopes. Stop and check on what they are seeing.
Extractions: D ragonflies Butterflies Wildlife ... Photo Gallery WILDLIFE MOTH TRAPPING DATES for 2004 Meet at the Lodge at 8.45pm, ring 9870785 if weather uncertain Saturday 22 nd May (National Moth Trapping Day) Saturday 19 th June Saturday 24 th July Saturday 21 st August Moths National Moth Trapping Night June 15th 2002 - Results Yellowshell Flame Shoulder White Ermine Ghost Moth Flame Clouded Bordered Brindle Elephant Hawkmoth Middle-barred Minor Bright-line Brown-eye Eyed Hawkmoth Brimstone Small Blood vein Lime Hawkmoth Common Carpet Pale Prominent Silver Ground Carpet Large Yellow Underwing Shuttle-shaped Dart The Miller Light Emerald Common Wave Barred Yellow Please report any wildlife sightings using the log book in the Fishing Lodge or email Peter Loydall at Sightings@colwick2000.freeserve.co.uk Bats: Pippestrelle Bats have been seen around the North Path on fine evenings So far to date 4 different types of Bats have been recorded on the park, during the course of the year Bat and Moths trapping sessions are held. Moth dates as above, other details will be listed later. Evening walks with a detector have produced records of Pipistrelle and Noctule.
GORP - Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge , Maine Refuge visitors are invited to accompany wildlife biologists on waterfowl and woodcock ermine(Mustela erminea) Occurs in fair numbers in most refuge habitats http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_nwr/me_moose.htm
Extractions: Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1937 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. It is the first in a chain of migratory bird refuges that extends from Maine to Florida. The Refuge consists of two units. The Baring Unit covers 16,080 acres and is located off U.S. Route 1 southwest of Calais. The 6,665 acre Edmunds Unit borders the tidal waters of Cobscook Bay near Dennysville. The Refuge is a highly glaciated expanse of rolling hills, large ledge outcrops, streams, lakes, bogs, and marshes. A diverse forest of aspen, maple, birch, spruce, and fir dominates the landscape and scattered stands of majestic white pine are common. The Edmunds Unit boasts several miles of rocky shoreline where 24-foot tidal fluctuations are a daily occurrence. The area is rich with the history of the logging boom days. In the 1800's horses hauled millions of cords of wood to the shores of the St. Croix River where spring floods carried the logs to Calais mills. From Calais these products were shipped to world markets by schooner and steamship. However, as the current century dawned the forest industry began to mechanize and the world market for timber declined. The numerous farms that once were necessary to feed man and beast were abandoned and, almost unnoticed, the forest gradually reclaimed what was hers. A walk through Refuge woodlands will reveal old cellar holes and rock fences.
GORP - Wildlife - Forillon National Park birdlife, Forillon is home to a variety of wildlife including moose, black bear,lynx, red fox, beaver, porcupine, coyote, snowshoe hare, mink, and ermine. http://gorp.away.com/gorp/location/canada/quebec/wild_for.htm
Extractions: Wildlife Forillon represents an incredible diversity of life, with many distinct ecosystems: alpine meadows, forest cliffs, fallow farm fields, lakes, streams, freshwater and saltwater marshes, sand dunes, and the shore. The park is mainly forested, with 95% of the land covered by birch, fir, maple, and other trees. Within these forests is a diverse set of plant life, with a total of 63 forest vegetation communities having been classified. Factors such as climate, soils, drainage, and biological productivity all influence the types of plant life in each community. Fir and yellow birch and maple and yellow birch are two forest vegetation communities typically occurring in Forillon. Fin whales off Forillon Scattered among the trees are nearly 700 plant species, including a large number usually found in alpine or arctic environments such as purple mountain-saxifrage, tufted saxifrage, and white dryad. These species are remnant populations from colder times, surviving today in the alpine meadows of Cape Gaspi and the limestone cliffs of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, whose waters keep summer temperatures cool.
Wildlife Of Pakistan: Deosai National Park wildlife Foundation (HWF) and the Northern Areas Forests, Parks, and wildlife Departmentto V) Golden marmot (C), Pika (C), Migratory hamster (?) and ermine (C http://www.wildlifeofpakistan.com/ProtectedAreasofPakistan/Deosai_NP.htm
Extractions: Deosai Plains make up one of the last frontiers of natural habitat for the Himalayan brown bear, a creature that once roamed the mountains freely. The park currently has inbetween 20-28 Brown bears. Home Contact Info Nati onal Parks ... Wetlands Zoo s/Breeding Centers Deosai National Park FACT FILE: Geographical Location: Lat:****-Lon:**** Physical Location: South east of Skardu in the Karakoram range bordering India Total Area: 3,58,400 hectares Date Established: Best Time to Visit: March to September Maps: Click Here Photo Credit: Unknown Above the tree line and at an average height of 13,500 feet above sea level, the Deosai Plains are among the highest plateaus in the world. The Deosai Plains cover an area of almost 3,000 square kilometers. For just over half the year - between November and May - Deosai is snow-bound. In the summer months when the snow clears up, Deosai is accessible from Skardu in the north and the Astore Valley in the west.
Extractions: In the far northeast corner of Alaska lies one of America's great natural treasures, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Its 19 million acres comprise one of the last places on earth where an intact expanse of arctic and subarctic lands is today in grave danger of being destroyed by those seeking whatever oil might lie beneath its fragile tundra. The Arctic Refuge is among the most complete, pristine, and undisturbed ecosystems on earth. Here coastal lagoons, barrier islands, arctic tundra, foothills, mountains, and boreal forests provide a combination of habitats, climate, and geography unmatched by any other northern conservation area - conditions that support the Refuge's diverse community of life. Coastal Plain The Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge runs from a series of rolling bluffs in the narrowest western half to a wider, flatter area in the east where one can seemingly see forever. The 1.5-million acre Coastal Plain, traversed by a dozen rivers, lies nestled between the dark, jagged peaks of the Brooks Range and the Arctic Ocean ice pack. The Brooks Range mountains compress the coastal plain and foothills tundra to a band between 20 and 40 miles wide between the mountains and the Arctic Ocean. In contrast, the mountains further west rise far away from the coastline, creating broad coastal tundra ranging from 100 to 200 miles in width in the Prudhoe Bay region.
Hill AFB Natural Resources Fish Wildlife ermine, Mustela erminea, N, R,P, various, farmconiferous forest. Guzzlers AlthoughHill AFB does not attempt to attract wildlife, OOALC/EM (Hill AFB Natural http://www.em.hill.af.mil/conservation/natural/fishwild.htm
Wildlife, Fauna & Flora Of The Arctic wildlife Fauna Flora of the High Arctic by Dennis Puleston At first glance, theArctic landscape The shorttail weasel, or ermine, is another Arctic predator. http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/arctic/wildlife.shtml
Extractions: At first glance, the Arctic landscape appears desolate and lifeless. With vegetation generally limited to a few inches in height, and often sparsely distributed, the term "barren grounds" would seem highly appropriate. Yet there is a surprising richness in this vegetation; trees are there, even though they cling close to the soil rather than reaching upwards, and lichens, mosses, grasses and even flowering plants, though quite tiny, cover the ground where they can find conditions even slightly favorable for them. Arctic plant life has succeeded in overcoming the extremely harsh conditions imposed upon it: the shallow, often sterile soil, the abrasively high winds, the low soil temperatures, the frequent freeze-thaw fluctuations - all these factors have developed plants that cannot fail to capture our admiration and respect for their adaptions to such marginal conditions. Arctic seas, partially frozen so much of the time, would also seem to be too inhospitable for large concentrations of life. Yet, paradoxically, both Arctic and Antarctic waters teem with marine life on a prodigious scale that vastly outproduces more benign tropical seas. It is a physical law that the lower the temperature of the ocean water, the greater its capacity for dissolved gases like oxygen and carbon dioxide. Nutrients such as silicates, nitrates, and phosphates borne by riverine runoff from the surrounding landmasses combine in the photosynthesis process with oxygen to form diatoms and other single-celled plant life, which is the flora at the base of the marine food chain. These organisms propagate at an incredibly rapid rate in the late summer.
Tundra Animals ermine Virtual Taiga; ermine - The Minnesota Trail; ermine - The PhiladelphiaZoo Back to Mammals. Gray Wolf. Gray Wolf - Arctic National wildlife Refuge; Gray http://www2.lhric.org/kat/3tundra.htm
Extractions: Mammals Birds Arctic Fox Killer Whale Sea Lion Ground Squirrel ... Wolverine Arctic Fox - Mill Mountain Zoo Arctic Fox - Virtual Tundra Arctic Fox - OnAlaska Science Web Arctic Fox - Canadian Wildlife Service ... Back to Mammals Arctic Ground Squirrel - Alaska Department of Fish and Game Back to Mammals Beluga - Seaworld Beluga - National Aquarium in Baltimore Back to Mammals Caribou - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Caribou - Virtual Tundra Caribou - Canadian Wildlife Service Caribou - The Minnesota Zoo (Northern Trail) ... Back to Mammals Ermine - Virtual Taiga Ermine - The Minnesota Trail Ermine - The Philadelphia Zoo Back to Mammals Gray Wolf - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Gray Wolf - Virtual Tundra Gray Wolf - Alaska Department of Fish and Game Gray Wolf - Canadian Wildlife Service ... Back to Mammals Grizzly Bear - Metro Washington Park Zoo Grizzly Bear - Onalaska Science Web Grizzly Bear - The Bear Den Back to Mammals Killer Whale - Seaworld Killer Whale - An Orca Primer Back to Mammals Lemming - Virtual Tundra Lemming - Canadian Wildlife Service Back to Mammals Moose - Virtual Taiga Moose - Alaska Department of Fish and Game Moose - Canadian Wildlife Service Moose - The Minnesota Zoo (Northern Trail) ... Back to Mammals Musk Ox - Virtual Tundra Musk Ox - Metro Washington Park Zoo Musk Ox - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Musk Ox - Alaska Department of Fish and Game ... Back to Mammals Polar Bear
Extractions: The Wildlife Reserve Map The New Zealand Experience By either day or night, you'll be enchanted by our guided tour through the 'New Zealand Experience' and delighted by the extensive display of native and introduced birds and animals that make up New Zealand's wildlife. As you wander through the native bush like setting our guides will explain the unique stories of our fauna and flora. Be captivated by the ponds of giant Trout and Salmon , a walk through the massive 'Alpine' aviaries , which house the world's only 'mountain parrot' - the Kea, while tunnels and caves make this an area of constant surprise. Of course the highlight of your trip will be New Zealand's elusive national symbol - the Kiwi . At Willowbank, we don't hide our Kiwis away behind a glass wall. Instead, they are in an open and natural enclosure. Kiwis can be viewed from 11am through to 10pm each day, all year round. You can visit our Kiwi friends in New Zealand's largest nocturnal house - by day. If you visit in the evening, they may be viewed outside under the stars (a world first). Either way this is a unique experience and our emphasis is on creating a natural environment. This area also provides your guests with the opportunity to see some of New Zealand's other nocturnal wildlife, such as Silverbellied
Winter Weasel Watch taken frequent watch duty, hoping to catch a glimpse of the whitecoated ermine an animal sought after by kings, queens, trappers, wildlife watchers and the http://www.wnrmag.com/stories/1997/feb97/ermine.htm
Extractions: My wife couldn't wait to tell me a week or so ago that an old friend had returned to our wetland woods. She was the one who spotted it in the yard the first time it showed up three years ago. I had just put one of the kids in the bathtub when she called me to come and look out the dining room window at an unusual white animal climbing the trunk of a cedar tree where we had hung out suet for the woodpeckers. I excitedly informed her that we had a weasel in out back yard. A second later, the doorbell rang. I opened the door, and before the Electrolux salesman could open his mouth and start his pitch, I grabbed him by the arm and pulled him into the house saying, "Hey, have you ever seen a weasel before? Neither have we. Come on in." I firmly believe that watching wildlife improves the quality of life. The stunned vacuum cleaner salesman seemed to agree. During winter, the ermine or short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea) sheds its dark brown coat and replaces it with an all-white covering, except for a black tip on the tail and a hint of black on the nose. The sleek winter white coat is near-perfect camouflage for life in snow country. The ermine's cold-weather covering is valued highly by trappers, and the black-tipped tails have long been part of the traditional trim on garments worn by kings and queens. Male ermine are almost twice as large as females, varying in length from 7½ to 13½ inches. Featherweights of the mammal kingdom, the ermine weighs in at a slight 1 7/8 to 6 3/8 ounces.
Extractions: New Yorker Barbara Feldt recently went for a walk in her neighborhood, near Times Square in the heart of the Big Apple. As she returned to her apartment building, this big-city dweller saw something extraordinary. "I looked up, and there was a bird on a block of suet I'd hung from a tree," Feldt says. "It was a downy woodpecker, with the red patch on the back of its head. It was gorgeous." As if the bird's appearance was news unfolding, a crowd gathered to watch with Feldt. "Everyone stopped and looked at that bird. People were saying, 'Oh my God, look at that!'" New Yorkers halting to observe a woodpecker is just a minor example of our innate affinity for wildlife. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scientist Edward O. Wilson calls such a response to nature "biophilia." He writes about these "connections humans subconsciously seek with the rest of life" in his book, Biophilia: The Human Bond with Other Species. Human attraction to the natural world is undoubtedly why millions of us enjoy hiking and camping, identifying wildflowers and trees, and taking part in myriad other outdoor activitiesincluding putting out bird feed, like Feldt did.