10 April, 2011
05 March, 2011
From barn residents to their neighbours, see who is around.
Tracks are as close as your backyard—or a critter nibbling in your garden!. Tracking is something that you learn by doing. Here are a few tips:
- Animal tracks are easiest to find in mud, soft garden soil, sand, and snow.
- Study the ground closely. Get down on your hands and knees. Note the size of the track and whether it shows claw marks. You may wish to make a sketch.
- Track early in the morning or late in the day when shadows make prints easier to see.
- Watch for animal droppings called scat. The scat will also help you track the animal. If it's dry all the way through, the tracks may have been left a while ago. Scat can also tell you if you're tracking a vegetarian or a meat eater.
04 February, 2008
An endangered species or subspecies is one that is in danger of becoming extinct throughout its range or in a portion of its range. A threatened species or subspecies is one that is likely to become endangered if it is not protected.
Read the list of endangered creatures by: National Geographic Society's list
Species of the continental United States that are classified as endangered or threatened: eNature's list