Hello my name is Mr. MacDonald Please join me as I travel to Nova Scotia to study mammals!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 11






Today was a great day! Even though the temperature did not climb above 50, and the wind was strong, and it did snow, and raccoons ransacked all but 4 of our 100 traps, it was a great day! After we completed the final trap check, we gathered and cleaned all 100, and completed our East Port Medway small mammals study. We did see a Porkypine climbing in a tree, which was very cool! We also gathered the camera traps, which unfortunately caught zero images.
After lunch, we built bat boxes, which was a lot more fun than I expected. I think I'm going to incorporate a bat building project into our curriculum. After hanging the bat boxes into local trees around the scientist's home, we took a 2 mile transect looking for coyote scat, and managed to find 4-5 droppings; clear evidence that large coyotes are in the area.
We had a lovely dinner of burgers and sausages- bbq style, and now we're getting ready to pack up. I leave very early Saturday morning, so tomorrow is the last day. I'm looking forward to our last day together, and will post my final blog tomorrow night.

Extra Credit Opportunity:
Post to this blog your favorite picture that I've shared since the beginning of my trip!
Enjoy the pics from today, and make sure you complete all of the assignments!

25 comments:

  1. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UTi6_hiwJKo/To4rFMf9_bI/AAAAAAAAAFg/409grVhh1PE/s320/porkypine.JPG

    EXTRA CREDIT!

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  2. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-arCtMspueuQ/ToWi5K_f_lI/AAAAAAAAADg/Uw-GA6AQKLA/s320/bigcoyote.JPG

    I thought this picture was so cool! The comparison between the quarter and the paw print really put it in perspective that that was a large coyote!

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  3. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sVMEQ2YSwCw/ToOwzD4F-4I/AAAAAAAAAC8/qy4E9ciO6-E/s1600/P1080536.JPG
    that the website because it would let me copy it and paste it into the blog spot

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  4. My favorite picture was the pic of the animal on the tree.

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  5. my favorite picture was the one where moss was everywhere in the forest.

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  6. I think my favorite animal is the animal on the tree.

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  7. The best pic is the one with that strange animal up inside of that tree on day 11

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  8. I like the picture of you holding the mouse

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  9. Favorite picture was the animal in the tree.

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  10. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rtBVCMUXtmo/Toj7CD8LoYI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/Ac9HmQRgIZw/s1600/GOPR0031.JPG

    I love this picture of the water because it looks so preety and has an amazing look to it.

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  11. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UTi6_hiwJKo/To4rFMf9_bI/AAAAAAAAAFg/409grVhh1PE/s1600/porkypine.JPG

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  12. My favorite pic is the one of the porcupine on the tree.

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  13. My favorite picture is the one of the animal in the tree.

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  14. My favorite was the bat house, because it says pentucket sachems!

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  15. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UTi6_hiwJKo/To4rFMf9_bI/AAAAAAAAAFg/409grVhh1PE/s1600/porkypine.JPG
    i think this was my favorite. The poripine was so cute in it's natural environment

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  16. My favotite picture was of the porcupine in the tree! ALso, the picture of the rodent Mr. Mcdonald was holding in one of the pictures!

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  17. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UTi6_hiwJKo/To4rFMf9_bI/AAAAAAAAAFg/409grVhh1PE/s1600/porkypine.JPG

    I liked this picture because you can see how that animal gets its food or relaxes!

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  18. my favorite picture was the one of the porcupine on the tree

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  19. My favorite picture was of the porkypine in the tree. I have never seen one that big, or one in a tree!

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  20. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UTi6_hiwJKo/To4rFMf9_bI/AAAAAAAAAFg/409grVhh1PE/s320/porkypine.JPG

    This was my favorite picture because I have never seen one of these animals in its natural habitat.

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  21. Mr. MacDonald,
    This is my favorite picture.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UTi6_hiwJKo/To4rFMf9_bI/AAAAAAAAAFg/409grVhh1PE/s320/porkypine.JPG

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  22. I think the one from day 10 that is the tree growing on the rock is so cool! My sister has the same exact picture- I'm pretty sure it was taken from the same angle, too!!!

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  23. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R5zy7O_q85g/ToJdJBonkcI/AAAAAAAAAB8/PT5HzulqyT0/s1600/dfly.JPG

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  24. i think the coolest pictrue would have to be teh tree growing on the rock!

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  25. My favorite pic isfrom day 11 with the animal in the tree.

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