muskrat eating arrowhead leaves

Wetlands Ecosystem Study Unit


How are mammals an important part of the wetland ecosystem?

Photo - Muskrat munching on my carefully culvitvated arrowhead plants. Sagittaria latifolia

Wetland mammals:



Mammals of Pennsylvania - Carnegie Museum

Animal Tracks

Bats are our Buddies Puzzle

Electronic Naturalist - nature study with materials

Animal Diversity web

Bat facts

Organism Menu - Ecology Study WOW!

Animal track guide click on the image at top

Bat Conservation & Management

Wetland Mammals Beavers Mammals in wetlands
Wildlife Notes Field Guides - 5,500 species Pa Depart. of Natural Resources - Wild Notes EE-Link Environmental Education

Wetlands mammals to consider: Beaver, Muskrat, Coyote, Black Bear, Raccoon, River Otter,
White tailed Deer, Water Shrew, Striped Skunk, Weasels and Bats.

blue arrow What is a vertebrate?

blue arrow What is an autotrophs? What is a heterotroph?

blue arrow Do the Wetlands Mammals Facts Table Activity doc | pdf.

blue arrow What are the traits that all mammals have in common?

Mammal Morphology - Compare - a bat, a human & one other wetland mammal

blue arrow Be able to recognize these wetland animals and their tracks. (see the resources listed above)

blue arrow Explain how one of these mammals impacts the wetland habitat.

blue arrow Wetlands Food Web Relationships

blue arrow Use a Tree Map organizer to sort the wetland mammals: carnivores, omnivores, herbivores.
Use images or the animal's name.

cattails Wetlands: Habitat / Mammals / Birds / Macrovertebrates - Aquatic Insects / Plants & trees / Amphibians / Conclusions

Food Web Relationships / Wetland Ecology Vocabulary Exercise / Life Cycles / Mammal Morphology: compare - contrast

Amphibians Internet Activity / Riparian Buffers - investigate / Wetland Photos: page 1 - page 2 - page 3 - page 4

Just Ducky - crossword puzzle / Name that Duck practice / Bats are our Buddies / Eagles Evaluation / Lentic or Lotic ecosystem?

Citizen Science Projects - collect some data / Collecting data pdf. - doc. / Digital Science Journal

Wetland Poem Project / Wetland or Frog Song activity / Wetlands Trees of Pennsylvania Puzzle

Water & Watershed Studies / Water Wars / Environmental/Energy Issue Video Project / Environmental careers

PA. Envirothon / Firefly Watch - fun project / Monitor Wetland / Great Outdoors Celebration - pbl


Internet Hunts / Plants and People / Puzzles & Projects / Pennsylvania Projects / Site map / Home

Nature / Milkweed & Monarch Butterfly Mania / Bluebirds Project / Fields, Fencerows & Meadows EcoStudy Unit

posted 12/2001 by Cindy O'Hora Updated 2/2013
In honor of Pennsylvanian ecoactivitst, Betty Conner released to be freely used by not for profit agencies and schools

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