Extractions: Over 52 species of mammals and 150 species of birds inhabit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) and Quetico Provincial Park. While on your canoe trip, while sitting at your campsite you may see a tiny shrew weighing a fraction of an ounce, or a huge bull moose weighing in at over 1200 pounds. Traveling and portaging through the BWCA or Quetico Park as silently as possible will afford you with the best possibility of seeing wildlife up close. If you hear a rustling or crashing in the woods, sit quietly and be patient. Moose, deer and other mammals frequently lack good eyesight, but have a great sense of smell. Usually they will smell your presence and if you remain still they will move into the open, or right by you after realizing that your smell is not a "threat" to them. Going out on an early morning or late evening paddle will also offer additional opportunities to view wildlife as the move to the waters edge to feed and drink. Mammals - This small flesh eating mammal spends much of its time underground, under rocks, under logs and sometimes even underwater. This tiny creature is covered with dense fur, has very small eyes and teeth and a long slender nose. Moles and shrews feed mainly on insects and earthworms. The pygmy shrew is the smallest living mammal, 3 inches long including the tail. Look for this animal along the shoreline, scurrying under rocks and logs.
The Waabizheshi (pine Marten) Project have flourished, martens remain rare, seem not to be reproducing and are dispersingonly minimally from reintroduction sites, says GLIFWC wildlife Section http://www.glifwc.org/publications/spring02/waabizheshi.htm
Greens Condemn Campaign Against Pine Martens Most pine martens do not survive past 5 or 6 years of age years on restocking beeninvested instead on habitat restoration, many species of wildlife in addition http://www.clarechampion.ie/01/aug/cc20010803/fr_pm.htm
Extractions: Martes Martes This group, among others, accepts that captive-bred pheasants have very low survival rate in the wild. After one week only 60 per cent survive and this can fall to 25 per cent after only one month. The reason: pen-reared birds never have a chance to learn predator avoidance behaviour. Any surviving birds show low breeding success. There is also the risk of genetic dilution of the wild stock and introduction of disease. Another concern is that by releasing a large number of birds in a given area, predators may start keying on pheasants. Back e-mail : email@example.com
Extractions: Research Interests Over the past 30 years, my research has emphasized how limiting resources affect animals. I have learned that the energy budgets of fishers ( Martes pennanti ) are interdependent with their foraging choices and their sexual dimorphism in body size. Fluctuations in small mammal populations cause weasel populations never to have stable age distributions or survival schedules and significantly affect sexual dimorphism and mating patterns of weasels (Mustela spp.). Fluctuations in small mammal populations also allow the coexistence of more than one weasel species. Productivity of food explains whether black bears (Ursus americanus) defend territories or tolerate home range overlap and changes in productivity of food can affect intrasexual territoriality in a range of mustelid species. Tunnel systems, and not food, appear to be the limiting resource for woodland voles (Microtus pinetorum) and the low availability of tunnel systems delays dispersal in young voles, leading to cooperative breeding.
Photo-Links: Nature & Wildlife Photography Leigh Perry A whole bunch of really nice landscape images. Ron Niebrugge Alaskabased nature photographer. Hans martens. Krahmer Frank wildlife images. http://photolinks.wiget.org/nature_photographers.html
Extractions: www.photolinks.ch Philippe Wiget - Well, my own page, just got online in spring 2001. The Luminous Landscape - Landscape photography and many photo-technique and equipment related articles by the Canadian professional photographer Michael H. Reichmann. Bob Atkins - Nature photography, photography and equipment articles, Canon EOS FAQs. Don Baccus - Nature photography. Check out his bird photos. Art Wolfe Tom Vezo Frans Lanting Jim Brandenburg ... Tom Till a Moab (Utah) based nature photographer Peter A. Dettling Switzerland and Canada based nature photographer Luong Quang-Tuan (Terragalleria) Nature, travel and landscape photographer. Have a look at his 57 national park project Tim Lujan Californian nature photographer Moose Peterson - a great photographer, if he just would not pack these heavy script and applet features in his page...(IMHO)
Stop 2A woodpeckers, raccoons, Acadian flycatchers, cerulean warblers, silverhaired bats,martens and other Mast trees are important sources of food for wildlife. http://www.fortunefarms.on.ca/ffstuff/fftourstuff/ffstop2a.html
Extractions: Wildlife Trees Wildlife trees provide birds and mammals with food, shelter, roosting sites and havens from predators. The many kinds of wildlife trees include Cavity Trees Snags Mast Trees Supercanopy Trees ... Return to Trail Stop 2 Crown The upper part of a tree or other woody plant carrying the main branches and leaves. Return to Trail Stop 2 Cavity Tree Management At least six cavity trees should be left in each hectare of forest. A mix of species is best, keeping in mind that bigger trees are better. A list of these would include: some sugar maple and oaks, wish live long; basswood, ash and beech, which have softer wood and are easy for birds to dig cavities in; conifers (trees with needles) that provide nest sites, shelter and food. Return to note on Wildlife Trees Return to Tour Stop 2 A type of forest that has both deciduous trees (trees with leaves) and coniferous trees (trees with needles.) Return to Tour Stop 2 Species That Live in Woody Debris American Toad Wood Frog Garter Snake Voles Mice Return to Tour Stop 2 Cavity Trees saw-whet owls barred owls , southern flying squirrels, raccoons , martens and fishers.
Updated 11/01/02 routine directions, ie the operator does not need a masters degree in wildlife;; challenge,ie if your agency is sued for not protecting martens (an action not http://www.fw.umn.edu/FW5603/hsidesc.htm
Extractions: ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF WILDLIFE HABITATS AND AN INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE LAW FW 5603 Description of HSI Models Updated 11/01/02 WHAT ARE HABITAT SUITABILITY MODELS, WHY DO WE NEED THEM, AND HOW DO WE CREATE THEM? One way to answer the question above is to pose a problem for you to ponder and think about how you'd solve it: You are a forest biologist responsible for a vast region within which you would never have enough time or funding to do careful surveys of even one animal species of interest. Nevertheless, regulations require that you demonstrate that your forests are being managed (e.g. harvested) in a manner that is resulting in significant habitat loss for any of species that has been declared as being "of concern." Consider then the following example of one such species, the pine marten. All we know (or think we know) about this animal's habitat requirements is that, at least in winter, it a) Has a home range of about 15 km b) Will not cross openings that are more than 50 m wide, c) Avoids young forests
Extractions: RENO Roadkill, smelly stuff, light sensors and remote automatic cameras are being used to document small, furry critters that make their home around the Lake Tahoe Basin. A $40,000 federally funded study being conducted by the Nevada Division of Wildlife is a tiny part of the $900 million Tahoe Environmental Improvement Project, an ambitious plan of programs and environmental measures researchers say are needed to protect Lake Tahoe's clarity and the basin's delicately balanced ecosystem. While erosion control, water quality and air quality are the big-ticket items of the improvement plan, wildlife, fisheries, recreation and scenic resources also were included as important to the Tahoe area's overall environmental stability.
Living With Wildlife information please contact Stephanie Hagopian, Director of the Living with wildlifeProgram or Andrea martens, the Living with wildlife Program Coordinator at http://www.mspca.org/advocacy/issues_answers/advo_ia_livingwildlife.htm
Extractions: Prevent Rabies MSPCA LIVING WITH WILDLIFE PROGRAM top Living with wildlife. It's an important concept that encourages us to understand and tolerate our wild neighbors. The MSPCA's new Living With Wildlife program aims to do just that through education and by helping communities solve human-wildlife conflicts such as beaver-related flooding. For more information please contact Stephanie Hagopian, Director of the Living with Wildlife Program or Andrea Martens, the Living with Wildlife Program Coordinator at (617) 522-7400. In addition, they can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com As more and more land is snatched up for residential and commercial development, wildlife and people find themselves closer to each othersometimes too close for comfort. A look at some of the stories local papers have run recently reveals that, in a growing number of instances, this is the case with Canada geese and other waterfowl. Although commonly associated with lakes and ponds, most waterfowl spend much time on land, and some will nest quite a distance from water if a site appears safe. Artificial ponds and lakes, storm water impoundments, and especially the vast expanses of good grazing surfaces typical of municipal parks, corporate developments, golf courses, and other human-built environments are ideal habitats for Canada geese, swans, and ducks.
The Mammal Society: Pine Martens martens and their dens are fully protected by the wildlife and Countryside Act(1981) and must not be trapped, sold or disturbed except under licence from http://www.mammal.org.uk/pine.htm
Extractions: Tail length: males 26-27cm; females 18-24cm. Weight: males 1.5-2.2kg; females 0.9-1.5kg. Pine martens are found in the Scottish Highlands and Grampian, with isolated populations in southern Scotland. In England and North Wales pine martens are probably on the verge of extinction although there may still be isolated individuals present in Northumberland and North Yorkshire. Although they occur in a wide range of habitats, pine martens prefer well-wooded areas with plenty of cover. Marten dens are commonly found in hollow trees or the fallen root masses of Scots pines, an association that probably earned pine martens their name; cairns and cliffs covered with scrub are frequently used as alternative den sites. Martens have a very varied diet, which changes with the seasonal availability of different foods. Small rodents are a very important food, but birds, beetles, carrion, eggs and fungi are also eaten. In autumn, berries are a staple part of the diet. Martens mostly hunt on the ground, although they are superb climbers and can climb with great agility. Martens have territories that vary in size according to habitat and food availability. For males these are about 10-25 square kilometres and for females about 5-15 square kilometres. Martens mark their territories with faeces (known as scats) deposited in places where they are conspicuous to other martens; they are frequently left along forestry trails.
Fildt Van if enough interested. 2324? Eastern Neck National wildlife Refuge. It willbe an overnight stay in a local motel. Contact AI martens for full details. http://www.freewebs.com/atlanticaudubonsociety/fild.htm
Extractions: Due to individuals signing up for trips and not attending, and failure to make the advance deposit in the case of van trips, the following will apply. . If you sign up for a trip that involves transportation via car pooling or van, the leader will not wait beyond the designated time for departure. If you are late, you miss it. If you can't make the trip for whatever reason, leader must be notified at least 24 hours ahead. . For van trips, the required payment must be made at least 48 hours in advance of departure. If not received, the leader will not hold your seat. If not enough people fulfill that requirement, the leader will have the option of canceling the van and substituting carpooling instead. All carpooling and van trips will leave from Hamilton Mail at the parking area beyond the Sears end of the mall. Signup sheets will be available at meetings, or may be made by phone to the designated person. To Refuge: Route 9 to Great Creek Road in Galloway Township, follow signs east to Refuge parking lot.
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Sierra Nevada Alliance - Who We Are- Special People Warren Haines, Friends Aware of wildlife Needs; Andrea Lawrence, Mono County Board DeanMalley, Central Sierra Watershed Coalition; Tom martens, Friends of the http://www.sierranevadaalliance.org/whoweare/specialpeople/
Extractions: [an error occurred while processing this directive] Resources: Nature Photographers Network - Online Magazine photo.net Nature Photography Pages - Maintained by Bob Atkins. photo.net Nature Photography Forum Photograph America Newsletter Infos about german national parks NFS - Naturfotografen Schweiz NANPA GDT - Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2001 The winners are... Naturbilder.de Portfolios einiger Naturfotografen aus dem Deutschen Sprachraum Philippe Wiget - Well, my own page, just got online in spring 2001. The Luminous Landscape - Landscape photography and many photo-technique and equipment related articles by the Canadian professional photographer Michael H. Reichmann. Bob Atkins - Nature photography, photography and equipment articles, Canon EOS FAQs. Don Baccus - Nature photography. Check out his bird photos. Art Wolfe Frans Lanting Tom Till a Moab (Utah) based nature photographer Muench Photography Santa Barbara based nature photographers David and Marc Muench. Unfortunately, no real online galleries to enjoy the images
Wildlife Holidays, Cruises And Tours In Scotland magnificent wild animals such as red deer, roe deer, wild cats and pine martens.One of the best ways to appreciate the diversity of wildlife opportunities in http://www.activity-scotland.co.uk/wildlife.htm
Extractions: CONTACT Whether you are a bird-watcher, a whale-watcher or just a general wildlife enthusiast, you will find that Scotland makes a very special wildlife holiday destination - a place to see a wide variety of birds, mammals and other wildlife in the dramatic and beautiful setting of the unspoilt Scottish countryside. If ornithology is your thing, you will find that Scotland really is a world class destination for bird-watching. From the huge colonies of birds on Scotland's coastal cliffs to the solitary splendour of the golden eagle or the unique Scottish crossbill, there are so many possibilities it is impossible to mention them all here. If marine tourism is what attracts you, you will find that off the Scottish coast you can get as close as is sensible to whales, dolphins, seals - even otters. And back on dry land you can get close - though perhaps not too close - to magnificent wild animals such as red deer, roe deer, wild cats and pine martens. One of the best ways to appreciate the diversity of wildlife opportunities in Scotland is to go out with an expert guide. A good wildlife guide will not only know how to find the best sights, they will also know how to treat them with the respect that they deserve.
Our Photo Detection Surveys habitat, and remoteness from the roads and human activities that disturb certainwildlife species. Our primary targets are fishers and martens two rare http://www.cserc.org/wildlife/photodetection.html
Extractions: CSERC Home News AboutCSERC Wildlife ... Links Our Photo Detection Surveys It helps if you aren't too offended by having a thawed chicken drip its juices down your arm as you wire it to a tree. It also helps if you can stand the pungent aroma of the scented attractant, which is composed primarily of skunk spray extract. For the past several years, CSERC staff and volunteers have set up photo detection wildlife stations in remote, unprotected roadless areas within the Stanislaus National Forest. At each site, we wire a store-bought frozen chicken high up on a tree, then set up an infrared transmitter and receiver that triggers a nearby camera to take a picture when the beam is broken. With luck, the final result is a photographic record of each wildlife visitor that follows its nose to the chicken or the extremely strong smelling attractant that we apply to the tree. The purpose of the project is to identify which species of wildlife still survive within the unprotected roadless areas of the Stanislaus Forest. These wild areas contain pockets of old growth trees, undisturbed habitat, and remoteness from the roads and human activities that disturb certain wildlife species. Our primary targets are fishers and martens two rare species that are seldom found within most logged or developed lands of the Sierra Nevada. So far, we've found a number of marten locations, but not a single fisher. Bears, and More Bears