Hello! My name is Mrs. McNulty.

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

Friday, April 23, 2010

What an Adventure!

The adventure is coming to an end and what an adventure it has been. I have learned much more than I could ever post on a blog and I look forward to using this experience to enhance my teaching as well as my every day life. Thank You Earthwatch for the opportunity!

Here is a list of all the different animals we have seen during our two week expedition:
  • Porcupine
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Redback Vole
  • Meadow Vole
  • Deer Mouse
  • Mink
  • White Tailed Deer
  • Beaver
  • Muskrat
  • Red Fox
  • Show Shoe Hare
  • Raccoon
  • Harbor Seal
  • Also many birds, but I was especially excited to see a Bald Eagle!

I've shown you some video footage of the beavers we saw and mentioned a similar animal we also saw that evening called a muskrat. Some of you took on the challenge to find similarities and differences between the two. Here are a couple videos of the muskrat to help you compare and contrast the two.
I look forward to hearing more people's answers!



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Yesterday I had a Skype session with the entire 3rd through 6th grades! That was a very exciting surprise. I talked about camera traps we set last week and how we would be checking them today to see which animals we "caught" on the camera.

My partner and I placed one in an area where we saw porcupine damage to the birch trees. This field sign helped us decide where to place our trap.




















Red Fox in our compost pile! (Ignore the date stamps ;)














Porcupine nocturnal activity at Eastport Medway















































We also saw three porcupines today on our hike at the Keji Seaside Adjunct! I have some video and more pictures to show you when I get back. And of course, we can talk about any other questions you may have that I haven't had a chance to answer. As I said, this trip was so full of learning opportunities that I couldn't possibly have put them all on here. This means we'll have a lot to talk about when I get back :) See you Soon, kiddos!

4 comments:

  1. Say good bye to the earthwatch members for me!!
    Glad ur coming back to califonia ,thomas edison!!!!! See ya next monday!

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  2. Hey,this is Alyssa.I can't wait to see you when you come back.So many questions to ask.:}

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  3. See ya tommorow,Mrs.McNulty!

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  4. Hey Mrs. Mcnulty! I was so excited to see you on skype. I'll see ya when you come back.See ya Monday!

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