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White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
• White Tailed Deer Is the most
abundant large mammal in North
America.
• It is a...
Gray Squirrel
Sciurus carolinensis
• The Eastern gray Squirrel can be
found in a variety of habitats from
forests to city ...
White Footed Mouse
Peromyscus leucopus
• The White Footed Mouse is found in
wooded/ Brush areas, or next to
wooded areas. ...
Eastern Cottontail
Sylvilagus floridanus
• The Eastern Cottontail has light
brown or gray fur with erectly held
ears, and ...
Meadow Vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus
• Also known as the field mouse the
meadow vole is found in grassy fields
and woodland...
Works Cited
• http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/meadow_vole.htm
• http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/easter...
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  2. 2. White-Tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus • White Tailed Deer Is the most abundant large mammal in North America. • It is also the most widely hunted mammal in the united states. • They can live for up to 15 years in the wild. • White Tailed Deer live off of a wide variety of food sources including acorns, corn, legumes, and most PA native grasses , leaves and plant shoots.
  3. 3. Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis • The Eastern gray Squirrel can be found in a variety of habitats from forests to city parks. • Eastern Gray Squirrels have graysish brown fur with a white/ gray stomach. • They spend a majority of there lives in the trees • The most common types of trees they are found in are white Oak, American Beech, Red maple, and Sweet gum. • The Eastern Gray Squirrel feeds on acorn, walnuts, beechnuts, maple buds and bark, Black Cherry, some grasses, and in some cases insects.
  4. 4. White Footed Mouse Peromyscus leucopus • The White Footed Mouse is found in wooded/ Brush areas, or next to wooded areas. White footed mice area also burrowers and mainly come out at night. • White footed Mice have brown or grayish fur with white fur underneath. They also have large ears and tails. • White footed mice feed off of nuts and seeds along with some insects and plants such as black cherry, jewelweed, yellow poplar, and flowering dogwood. • One interesting fact about the white footed mouse is that they sometimes drum with there front feet on hollow reeds and make a buzzing noise.
  5. 5. Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus • The Eastern Cottontail has light brown or gray fur with erectly held ears, and white tail. • The eastern cottontail can be found in open grassy fields or edge of forested area with shrubs or thorns. • Eastern cottontails feed off of mainly grasses along with wild strawberries, plantains, and clover. • The eastern cottontail is mainly nocturnal, only coming out at night to feed but can be spotted during the day in the summer months.
  6. 6. Meadow Vole Microtus pennsylvanicus • Also known as the field mouse the meadow vole is found in grassy fields and woodland areas. • The meadow vole ahs yellowish brown to reddish and blackish brown fur and is about seven inches in size. • They are mainly nocturnal and remain in there burrows. but are active year round. • Meadow voles feed on many types of grasses, seeds, and flowering plants along with clover and plantain. • Meadow voles are very good diggers and can build networks of underground burrows to escape predators .
  7. 7. Works Cited • http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/meadow_vole.htm • http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/eastern_cottontail.htm • http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/white-footed_mouse.htm • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/Eastern_Gray_Squirrel_Philadelphia,_PA.jpg • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:White-tailed_deer_fawn_in_Berwyn_PA.jpg

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