Hello! My name is Mrs. McNulty.

Please travel with me to Nova Scotia to study climate change and mammals!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cook's Lake~~Brrrrr!


37 degrees+rain+30 mile an hour winds=Brrrrrrr!

It was a tough day today, but also exciting because we went to a brand new work site. It is a place called Cook's Lake and it looks very different from the last place we worked. Cook's Lake has grassland & wetland areas as well as woodland.

We set small mammal traps again, but this time in a different environment which means we expect to catch some different types of animals!

Previously, we mostly caught Voles. We also caught one chipmunk and one other furry friend I haven't told you about yet...
a Deer Mouse! We named him "Mighty" :)














We should be catching more mice at our new site. Some Deer mice, but also a different species called the Woodland Jumping Mouse. We also expect to collect another very interesting animal called the Short-tailed Shrew!


Today's Challenge: How are mice and shrews different from voles (the rodent we have mostly been catching so far)?
Hint: Look closely at the blog pictures to help you get started.

Yesterday's Answers: The area we marked out for our dropping survey is called a quadrat because it has four sides, like a quadrangle. QUAD=4 Congratulations to those of you who figured it out!

Now, whose droppings did we see? Whose Scat WAS That? It belonged to a
White-tailed Deer!

9 comments:

  1. Hi mrs.mucnulty !
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    yadanar

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  2. Mice and shrews are different from voles because the vole has a shorter hair tail,stouter body,a slightly rounder head,and smaller ears and eyes.( I used wikipedia to help me) Hope to see you back at Thomas Edison again. Imiss you so much. Have a great day Mrs. Mcnulty =)

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  3. mice and shrews are different by their hair . a vole's hair is shorter

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  4. hi mrs mcnulty this is ysabel the answer for todays question is that mice and shrew has shorter fur than voles. we miss you.

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  5. voles have a thiner body,their head is more round,their tail is shorter,and their eyes and ears are smaller

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  6. -they are different from a vole because they have different tails and different body size ......=]=] =]

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  7. i think that shrews & voles are different by their tails,eyes,ears, and head......p.s. i hope your having a good time NoviaScotia

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  8. Shrews and mice are different from voles because voles have rounder heads,less fur,and smaller eyes.Miss you.

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  9. Hi Mrs. Mcnulty.I miss you!!!!!!!!!My answer for today is... shews and mice are different because voles have shorter hair tale,stouter bodies,slightly rounder heads,and smaller eyes and ears.P.S. i miss you A LOT!!!I hope your having fun in Nova Scotia.

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