Ever wonder about the animals that surround you every day? Did you know that there is a beaver dam in Yesler Swamp? Do you want to find out the name of that big bird that is always in your backyard? How about more information about that snake that slithered out from the bush in your front yard? Scurry through this Exploration Guide for students in middle school!
Jackie's Wild Seattle
Shannon, age 14, and her younger brother, Cody, spend the summer in Seattle with their animal-rescuing uncle. What have you learned about the impact of building and creating communities on local wild animal populations? How do different animals react to losing their natural habitats?
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An entertaining and informative look at the many wild animals that share the North American urban environment. Can you think of some way that Seattle’s wild animals, such as the bald eagle or the coyote, have adapted to losing their natural habitats to an increasing human population?
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Species Fact Sheet | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
What mammals could be living in your backyard? Do you have any birds? And if you want to be extra adventurous what about the reptiles and amphibians? The species profiles include information on the animals' physical description, geographic range, food and feeding habits, and how to identify the animals by the droppings (scat), tracks and calls. This resource also offers us information on how to live peacefully with our animal neighbors. How many different wild animals live in your neighborhood?View Species Fact Sheet | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Urban Raptor Conservancy
Based in Seattle, URC monitors Seattle's urban raptors including falcons, hawks, eagles, and owls. The URC also tries to minimize human/raptor conflicts through education and conservation practices. Did you know that there are 19 species of raptor that live in Seattle? Can you name them all? Do you know what the biggest threats to urban raptors are?View Urban Raptor Conservancy
Bird Academy Play Lab | The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Birds are awesome. Play games that explore flight, song, dance, feathers, and so much more.View Bird Academy Play Lab | The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
All About Birds | Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Bird identification guide of more than 600 North American species. Use this guide to identify birds that you've seen in your neighborhood and learn about their history, habitats, and listen to their songs and calls. Can you identify all of the birds that you saw today?View All About Birds | Cornell Lab of Ornithology
How to Make a Birdbath | Audubon
Birds rely on water for drinking, grooming, and staying cool. But during hot summers and extended droughts, water can be hard to find. By adding a simple birdbath to your yard (you can make one from a cake pan!), you can help birds now. Take some time every day to count how many birds visit your birdbath. Are certain times of day more busy than others? How many species (type) of bird visit your birdbath?View How to Make a Birdbath | Audubon
About Beavers | Beavers Northwest
All about beavers: life history, historic trapping, beavers' return, beaver conflicts, beaver benefits, climate change and conservation. Have you seen evidence of beavers in one of Seattle's many parks?View About Beavers | Beavers Northwest
Active Beaver Colonies in Seattle | Google My Maps
This Google map with details of active beaver colonies in the city of Seattle includes where to find the colonies, potential viewing locations, dams, and lodges. Good for virtual or live viewing! What other animals live in the same environment as the beaver?View Active Beaver Colonies in Seattle | Google My Maps
A Squirrel's Guide to Success
There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. Uncover their extraordinary abilities as a filmmaker puts their problem solving to the test. How many species (type) of squirrel live in Washington State? Do you have squirrels living in your neighborhood?
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