There are about 21,000 species of fish on Earth, and about 800,000 different insects,
but only around 4,000 types of mammals!
Some of the mammals I may encounter or study on my expedition include:
porcupines, bats, snowshoe hares, white tail deer, lynx, moose, black bears, coyotes, foxes, martens, voles, skunks, raccoons, bobcats, mink, and something I had never heard of before called an ermine.
I am already learning some things and I haven't even gotten to the airport yet! =)
Yesterday, the 4th graders and I talked all about Nova Scotia and the expedition. We looked at where exactly it is on the map, made some predictions about the environment and climate, and also what type of adaptations the organisms living there may have.
Tomorrow, we will explore exactly what makes a mammal a mammal.
What are the attributes that all mammals have in common? Can you name all four?