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:


Wetland Mammals

WIldlife Notes - mammals

Bats are our Buddies

Wildlife Notes @ PA Game Commission

Mammals in wetlands

Bat facts

Beavers @ NGS Kids

Beavers at Animal Diversity

Classification of Living Things

Wetland Mammals Animal track guide click on the image at top

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

Bats are our Buddies / Eagles Evaluation / Lentic or Lotic ecosystem? / Wetland Poem Project / Wetland or Frog Song activity

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

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

PA. Envirothon / 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, 5/2024
In honor of Pennsylvanian ecoactivitst, Betty Conner released to be freely used by not for profit agencies and schools

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